Tagus river along several centuries was the most rapid access road to the land of Abrantes...
...river navigation has always brought people and goods, which embarked and disembarked in the river port
...among the goods that were produced and loaded in Abrantes, the straw: part material consisting of trade in ancient times, tradition today
...when river navigation was in full activity, the Tagus was a living place and of primary importance
...the traditional means of river transport, the varinos, it became part of local tradition
...before the arrival of the railroad (late XIX cent.) and then with the rolling road (first half of XX cent.), trade and use of the Tagus decreased gradually
...until it disappears completely from the 50s and 60s
...with the abandonment of navigation in the Tagus, the means of transport, however, become part of the cultural heritage of Abrantes
Also on the Tagus over the centuries a source of calamity, that that are also part of the memory of Abrantes
floods at the beginning of the twenteen century...
floods in 1978...
floods in 1979...