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The construction of the Aqueduct had beginning in the principles of séc. XVI, perhaps in 1529. Had to some difficulties, the workmanship stopped some times until in 1571 with king D. Sebastião it was decided to conclude the workmanship. It becomes to stop with the ascent to the throne of Filipe I of Spain . Only in 1620 runs the first water of the Aqueduct inside of the walls of the city of Elvas . The Aqueduct of the Amoreira has an extension of 7054 m . It was inaugurated in day 23 of June of the same year. Of the city the Aqueduct supplies four sources: of the Biquinha, of the Calçadinha, d'el King and of the Municipal Garden. With the restoration of independence in day 1 of December of 1640 and the wars that if had occurred, it sets hypothesis to knock down the Aqueduct to construct to new blockhouses for the defense of city. An order its Majesty the problem was decided and had started the workmanships of maintenance of pipes and repairing of ruins. It was a workmanship of you designated ratio that is admiration reason of how many in they visit them.

Nikon D40X
2009/08/02 06:45:05.8
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/250 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +6°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High


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