"Freed of the constraints of secrecy, Braavos quickly grew into the wealthiest and most powerful of the Free Cities, and, one could argue, the most beautiful. From the sprawling Sealord's Palace with its menagerie of strange beasts and birds to the imposing Palace of Justice and the aqueduct we call the Sweetwater River that bears fresh water from the mainland, Braavos is without rival, in either engineering or elegance."
Tycho Nestoris[src]

The Sweetwater River is an aqueduct located in Braavos which bears fresh water from the mainland.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the aqueduct is made from grey stone and brick. The water from Braavos' lagoon is undrinkable without boiling it due to the fact that it is brackish and briny. It is supported by three tiers of arches traveling from the south over houses and canals. The city's more wealthy citizens pipe water directly into their homes and commoners fill buckets at public fountains. The aqueduct enters the city on the south side and crosses the Long Canal before ending at the Moon Pool.

See also


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.