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Óbidos Aqueduct
Extending to over six miles, three of them underground, from the source in Usseira to the fountain of Plaza de Santa Maria de Óbidos, this aqueduct was built around 1573 by D. Catarina, wife of D. João III, who in turn received other terrains.
Part of a policy of updating the town's urban planning "carried out by the queen, the construction of the aqueduct led to the first water system" of Óbidos.
Possibly already completed in the reign of Filipe I, the aqueduct is divided into three sections with only one register. The arcades are made of round arches
The structure was repaired the first time in 1611, and in the year 1622 certain restorations were made in both the aqueduct as the source. In 1717 it was again repaired and a mother-of-water was built some years later.
Is classified by the IPPAR as a Property of Public Interest since 1962

Source: IPPAR

About Óbidos in Wikipedia
Em Português

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Nikon D40
2008/11/18 16:03:00
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/60 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto

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