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Mae de Agua Lisbon Aqueduct and Water Museum

Praca das Amoreiras 10, Lisbon 1250-020, Portugal
+351 21 810 0262
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Praca das Amoreiras 10, Lisbon 1250-020, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a striking place the moment you walk inside: impressive vaulted ceiling and perfect reflections in the water. A short climb up and you pass what looks like an unending passageway to your right. The views from the top are spectacular. And all this...More

2  Thank Jude M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum (former pumping station) is recommended in my guidebook, so I went to check it out. It's located at Praca das Amoreiras (metro station: Rato), and you can see the end of the Roman aqueduct there. I went on a Sunday and entry was...More

Thank A Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water system has many parts all worth visiting - aquaducts, reservoirs and pump houses. The museum here is a large reservoir in a wonderful building. Gives access to see inside the original aquaducts and on the roof good views of the city. Very cheap...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The museum was in the course of renovation when we were there, so this is only a partial review. The whole water supply history is a fascinating topic for those who like social history, and the aqueduct leading into the city is an impressive reminder...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

this is a tully beautiful monument in Lisbon, also not very known around the city. You will learn about the water distribution system from back in the day. Also it has a good sightseeing floor on the top and it will not disappoint. This museum...More

Thank rmcc83
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This review is about the walk along the aqueduct its self to the NW of the city. It is part of the museum but is not at Rato and is a bit more difficult to get to but if you're interested in seeing it first...More

1  Thank rmhayes
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

If in Lisbon this is a 45 minute stop which is worth every minute. I highly recommend this to all ages.

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

A large reservoir holding 5500 cubic meters of water was constructed in the mid-18th century as one of the first city-wide water systems in Europe. Today, its crystal clear waters reflect the vaulted ceilings and the quiet interior echoes with faint bird calls. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank Wil003S
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Amazing, architectural treasure, excellent details in wood and steel, machinery, pumps, thermostats, clocks, light filters through spectacular windows. You will want to move in and make it a lofty home! A must on way back from the museum of ceramics a few blocks north. This...More

Thank Ana E
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The water museum is 4 sites, one main museum, one is the aqueduct (the photos of the tall arches), and some underground water reservoirs. We went to the museum for an informative experience, very interesting and it included the water pumps and machinery. However there...More

3  Thank Lh1809
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Anna I
January 22, 2018|
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Response from luanaguedes |
In 2018 they are celebrating 30 years of the museum, and have free entrance to all monuments of the Water Museum on weekends, so yes, you can do it. The only part you have to pay even on weekends is if you want to walk the... More
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Kevin S
February 6, 2017|
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Response from AMWard |
It is a 850M walk from the Marquês de Pombal metro station. Andrew
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July 25, 2016|
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Response from Damadub | Reviewed this property |
Not really, you can certainly walk around the water but the stairs and rooftop would be inaccessible. Hope this helps
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