Lavadouro Arca de Água, Porto, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 41° 10.322 W 008° 36.784
29T E 532456 N 4557926
Quick Description: A public lavoir in the city of Oporto, Portugal, located in the pleasant garden of Arca d'Agua. The complex was inaugurated in 1920.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 7:47:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PBV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 55

Long Description:
The garden of Arca d'água its one of the most pleasant places of the city of Oporto, because of the beauty and antiquity of his trees, and the peace and tranquility that you´ll feel when you sit down in one bench and look to a swam.
In spite of the tranquility, the garden hides episodes something more agitated, like for example the fights during the liberal struggles and a fencing fighting between two famous Portuguese writers.
The beauty of the garden is not only exterior. In his heart hides a beautiful garden of water that once upon a time was of very important in the supply of water of the population (spring of Paranhos). The visit is advised through the realization of an underground course that here begins and that spreads out even to the centre of the city for the ancient conducts of water.

The lavoir is now rarely used. It was two distint areas, one for washing and another for the clotheslines.
Visit Instructions:
[EN] Post a picture of you at or near the posted coordinates. If you are alone, hold your GPSr up in front of the camera or try taking a picture of you from arm's length. Also, include a brief story of your visit. [FR] Telechargez une photo de vous a ou aux alentours des coordonnees donnees. Si vous etres seul, tenez votre appareil GPSr devant l'appareil photo ou essayer de prendre une photo de vous en tenant l'appareil photo au bout de bras. Ajouter aussi une description courte de votre visite.
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