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Water supply in the city

Looking at the model of Lisbon from before the 1755 earthquake    

14 Sep 202218h – 19h

3 € (grants access to the whole venue)

+ 12 years old

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The model of Lisbon from before the 1755 earthquake allows us to tell part of the history which relates to the complex logistics of supplying the city's water.

The model does not include any element of the Águas Livres aqueduct and its network of waterfountains, some of which were already being built by 1755.

However, the rigour used by the historian Gustavo de Matos Sequeira when constructing this interpretative object of the city allows us to discover some of the most important water supply points for the population (mostly now neglected) from the Middle Ages to the time of King João V.

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