Lisbon Aqueduct 09 Jun 2016
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Lisbon was a city that always suffered from a lack of drinking water, so in 1731, King John V commissioned the construction of the Lisbon Aqueduct, or the Águas Livres Aqueduct. The aqueduct was completed in 1747, and carried water 11 miles. The Lisbon Aqueduct is said to be one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese achitecture left in the world today.