Secret Lisbon | Riding Portugal Part 03



Literal dark secrets and symbolical dark secrets. Those are the topics of the third episode of Riding Portugal season II about Lisbon. The history of Lisbon’s water takes us underground into a maze of century-old tunnels, thermal waters, and nobility bad deeds such as the way the famous Marquês do Pombal stole from the state’s system to bring water to his famous palaces. And then, we go deeper. At the beginning of the XVI century, Lisbon saw one of the most horrendous massacres one should probably learn about at school and doesn’t. We visit the place where it all started. But we also explore the beautiful way that place came back from the shadows. And then we go surfing.

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