Aqueducts and Mãe d’Água. Lisboa
An essential part of Lisbon to get to know on foot. Drop in at the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation and its garden nearby for an unforgettable day
Visiting the aqueducts and reservoir in Amoreiras is a way of admiring the ingeniousness and care that was put into building these unique structures in Lisbon. The reservoir is located in the Jardim das Amoreiras, one of the spots in the city most appreciated by the locals in summer and on sunny but cool days. Designed in 1745 and completed in 1834, this is the impressive site where the water brought by the aqueduct collected. A look inside is well worth it, where the power of the waterfall and expanse of water is emphasised by the sober architecture. You can also find out more about it and the aqueducts at the Museu da Água (Museum of Water), an interesting and original place to visit.