A unique chance to see the Roman Underground Galleries – the rarest sights in Lisbon Three days only – that’s the time you have From Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September travelers visiting people have a chance to visit a true Gem. The > 2000 years old Roman Galleries.
When the reconstruction of central Lisbon started after the earthquake, builders came across a series of corridors underground. As these had such distinct Roman aesthetics, the people of Lisbon were quick to think that these were Roman baths, just like those already known in another part of the city. But things didn’t really add up! Baths require square structures to contain the water at different temperatures, and these were nothing but corridors, all interconnected. Later research showed that these were not structures for leisure, but instead they were what are known as cryptoporticus. Read more on Ashray & Zara’s super blog BackPackMe here
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