Beneath the streets of downtown Lisbon, there is a small stretch of underground galleries built by the romans with yet unclear purposes. Usually they are flooded and inaccessible to the general public but once a year, during a period of tree consecutive days, the water is pumped out and the traffic on the surface is conditioned so people can visit the place. The only entrance is a small rectangular manhole in the middle of Conceição street…
Queuing up to see the underground galleries…
“S” stamp for those who are waiting their turn.
Giving instructions trough the entrance hole.
Our tour guide.
A spring of pure, drinkable water flows from the ground.
Emerging from the depths…
All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2014