The monumental 7 km-long Pegões Aqueduct is a deeply impressive landmark of Tomar. Projected in the end of the 16th century under the ruling of King Filipe II of Spain, this amazing work has the signature of the Italian architect and engineer Filipe Terzi.
Pegões Aqueduct supplied water to the Convent of Christ and the woods Mata dos Sete Montes. Therefore, the main architect of the Convent of Christ, Filipe Terzi, was in charge of this major architecture and engineering work.
This eye-catching aqueduct has 180 arches and the track over the Pegões Valley is particularly stunning. The construction of this outstanding work ended in 1619.
Classified National Monument in 1920, Pegões Aqueduct continues to be one of the most important aqueducts in Portugal.