Aqueduto da Usseira
Aqueduto da Usseira
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,539 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Usseria Aquaduct named after the spring in the village 3km away where it starts, the structure has been incorrectly referred to as being Roman. It is not 2000 years old , it was actually commissioned around 1570 and built some years after this. Partially destroyed by the 1755 earthquake it was rebuilt. And while not being 2000 years old but 500 years does not diminish the excellent feat of engineering that it is. It at least deserves the recognition of an information board telling people about it rather than just standing alongside the rough open car park.
Written July 24, 2021
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Michael K
1,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This well preserved historical structure is less than 5 minutes of walking from the main gate. It is amazing to behold and it stretches as far as the eye can see. If you take the bus to Obidos, you can see it out the window as the bus leaves Obidos. Note that they have turned the empty space in front of the aqueduct into parking lots and so some cars might get in the way of the picture.
Written June 23, 2023
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A beautiful structure reminiscent of ancient Roman aqueducts. This aqueduct, which stretches over six kilometers, three of which are underground, from the source of the Usseira to the fountain at Praca de Santa Maria de Obidos. It was built by order of D. Catarina de Austria, wife of D. Joao III in 1573. The aqueduct consists of three sections with only one register, where the arches consist of circular arcs, with broken ends in the passage of the roads. This structure underwent restoration works in 1611 and 1622. It is big, beautiful and impressive. Exceptionally preserved. Interesting and worth seeing.
Written March 25, 2021
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JimSTL1021
Saint Louis, MO1,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This aqueduct extends for miles as it carries water down to the town from the nearby mountains. The Roman style archways are quite the sight.
Written November 20, 2019
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The aqueduct was constructed in the 16th century to transport water to the town. The project was funded by the queen of Portugal (Queen Catherine) and she sold her lands that surrounded Obidos to pay for the construction. There are larger aqueducts in Portugal but Obidos aqueduct is fully intact, which is what makes it special.
By visiting the old town , the municipal carpark is right next to the Aqueduct which is very convenient!.
Written October 10, 2018
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Coffeecup1390
Chicago367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Going to Obidos, you just might drive past or glance at this terrific Roman aqueduct. I'd advise you to stop for a moment and think about the 1500's and the building of this excellent aqueduct. Amazing.
Written August 9, 2017
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VI-VI
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
I have been here in September. Quite nice place and good story here if you find the history before you visit:)
Written September 30, 2019
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StAlbanstwo
St. Albans, UK83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I have never really seen an intact aqueduct like this so I was really impressed by it. I gave it 4 because I couldn't find any explanations of it locally. I think they could make more of it rather than concentrating on the commercial aspects of tourism as the town seems to do.
Written January 7, 2019
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FWontheroad
Vancouver, Canada246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Strange to see this well preserved and maintained aqueduct running alongside a carpark. From the wall of Obidos one can see it running towards the fields in the distance. A great sight hinting at the wonders inside the walls of the city.
Written June 23, 2018
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Curtis B
Alcobaca, Portugal557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A nice piece of history, well preserved - shows the importance of water throughout history. A nice bit of engineering
Written January 12, 2022
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