Past Events
water and heritage
Temporary Exhibition
From January 27th to March 22nd.

The exhibition "Aqueducts of Portugal: water and heritage" presents, through the photography of Pedro Inácio, a set of aqueducts spread across mainland Portugal. With this exhibition the visitor will be able to see the importance of hydraulic engineering throughout the history of Portugal.
The 21 photographs that make up this exhibition are the result of a photographic survey, started in 2007 by photographer Pedro Inácio. This is a research work that culminated in the publication of the book “Aquedutos de Portugal- Arte e Património” published in 2011 by EPAL- Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, S. A.
Most of these old gravitational water supply systems date back to the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Among the selected aqueducts, in addition to the Conímbriga aqueduct, built during the Roman Empire, in the 1st century AD, you can see some hydraulic works classified by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Among other aqueducts and hydraulic works, those of Elvas, Évora, Mafra, Tomar and Serpa can be seen.
Pedro Inácio was born in Lisbon and holds a degree in Historical Sciences and a Master's Degree in Museology and Heritage. He is a Museologist and researcher in the area of ​​Cultural Heritage and Conservator of the Water Museum of EPAL. He has published several books, resulting from his research work in the area of ​​Cultural Heritage of Water.