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Pegoes Aqueduct

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Address: Two kilometres outside the town of Tomar, Tomar, Portugal
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If you are visiting the Convent of Christ (Templar Knights Castle in Tomar), we would highly recommend taking 10 minutes to visit Pegoes Aqueduct. It is amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Convent of Christ (Templar Knights Castle in Tomar), we would highly recommend taking 10 minutes to visit Pegoes Aqueduct. It is amazing.

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Located a mile or so our of Tomar, the aqueduct is awesome. It is around 4 miles long and, at it's highest point, around 98 feet It was built in the late 16th century by order of King Phillipe I of Portugal to bring water to the Convent of Christ in Tomar. It is in impressively good condition considering it's... More 

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Amersham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is just outside of Tomar though it's not well signposted from Tomar direction. I'm a fan of aquaducts (no, really) - they are always a reminder of what amazing things people built centuries ago that had a genuine purpose and they never fail to make great photographs. One warning for people with young children or people with vertigo: there's... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Simply worth a visit while driving by and quickly stopping. If you don't have a car I wouldn't bother.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and impressive aqueduct. Easy to reach and just a few Km from Tomar. Was almost empty when we arrived. Amazing views and possibility to walk along the top but be careful: there's no safety barrier and it's a long fall down. :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is, I am told a unique construction with a bland of Gothic and Roman architecture. The engineering is impressive, the sheer size is impressive, the design is impressive. Worth taking the time to visit it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

There's no touristy fuss about this awesome aqueduct. You can drive past and admire it, or you can stop on the gravel area offroad to take a closer look. There is no charge to wander up the steps. For the very brave it is possible to walk along the top if the aqueduct for what must be an outstanding view... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Follow to Leiria, then it is marked as "Aqueduto des Pegões". Fantastic scenery. Not equiped for visiting, so be careful especially with children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You can get right up onto the aqueduct and it is in a lovely quiet area that we had to ourselves on the day. Good photo opportunity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Worthwhile taking a short detour on the way into or out of Tomar to see (part of) this huge Aqueduct. You don't need very long, but worth checking out if you have a car.

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