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Mae de Agua Lisbon Aqueduct and Water Museum

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Address: Praca das Amoreiras 10, Lisbon 1250-020, Portugal
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Intrigued by the famous aqueduct, we decided to visit the museum. It was worth the time; the museum is organized at the site of the Amoreiras reservoir with a capacity of more... read more

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Intrigued by the famous aqueduct, we decided to visit the museum. It was worth the time; the museum is organized at the site of the Amoreiras reservoir with a capacity of more then five thousand cubic meters and tells the story about the importance of the water supply to the city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From our Hotel we walked in the direction of the Aqueduct. Since it was a beautiful day, we fully enjoyed the walk. We did not meet any tourist on the way. And from there, we walked all the way to Amoreiras. It is very long and we only saw part of it. Did not even know of the museum. FOr... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance!? Nice tranquilit place to visit. Interesting to see how they managed water back in those days. Great building

1 Thank Stefan1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Want to have a different taste of the city? to know and understand a bit of its history? Visit a unique building: the ancient distribuition water system and enjoy the view from roof top :-)

1 Thank Manuel M
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Different aspect of Lisbon of the beaten track but worth finding, Very low key presentation but plenty of information.

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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

You get a historical introduction to Lisbon's water distribution system of the past including some very nice views from the top of the aqueduct, long dark tunnels, and an interesting indoor "pool." Much different from most tours. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely for those who seek something different, informative, and historical.

1 Thank Neal P
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I love nearby this building and For several years I pass by and never walked In. Finally I went to a visit: very pretty and interesting with a superb view of Lisbon and the Tagus river. Read something in advanced about the building or go with a guided tour as you don't have many information inside.

1 Thank Catarina S
Covilha, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Mae de Agua is the biggest water Reservoir in Lisbon built around 1750's. It is not active, but know it is a good Museum. Very cheap 3euros. It has one of the best view's of Lisbon on the top. It is conected with Aqueduct of Aguas Livres. Go on Metro Rato. You have 3 more places to visit on this... More 

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ontario, canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

A nice spot to spend an hour during the heat of the day! My partner had been here years ago as part of a water-themed tour around Lisbon. She thought it was so great that we trekked across the city (by subway) to get here. It is very much an 'atmospheric' attraction, with essentially zero interpretation (unless we missed something,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

This was part of a ship excursion that also included the Lisbon Aqueduct and Loreto Gallery (theme was water trails of Lisbon). We decided to see something different than the usual fortress, castle or cathedral as have seen many of those in different countries over the years. The reservoir building was beautiful inside, if not large, with a cool interior.... More 

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