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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Covilha, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I have to be honest, this wasn't really worth it. Sure the view at the top was cool, but there's not much to the "museum" and as someone who is claustrophobic, I did NOT enjoy walking the tiny narrow corridor and having to wait for people to pass to get through. It really is a tight squeeze, I'm a petite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

You have the chance to see the city from a different scenic point. The entrance cost 3€. You can also chill in the water tank to escape the hot weather. The park right in front of the entrance is very nice too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this and although € 5 seemed a lot it was worth it. Beautiful building to house water with stairs up to aqueduct and further up to the roof with a great view of Lisbon. Very serene place to visit and cool - perfect for some time out on a hot day

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