The Luz Museum, Mourão, in Aldeia da Luz, Mourão, will open on January 2, 2020.
The 2 photographs that integrate this discovery 2 of the survey, initiated by the 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, SA, according to a press release sent to our editorial office.
Most of the 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 EPAL Water Museum. He has published several books, resulting from his research work in the area of Cultural Heritage of Water.
The exhibition “Aqueducts of Portugal: water and heritage”, will be on display at the Luz Museum from January 27 to March 22, 2022.
The Luz Museum is part of the Portuguese Museum Network and is open from Tuesday to Sunday.