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The Water Museum is but one of four facilities, operated by the EPAL water utility company, and open to visitors. The museum maintains an exhibition detailing the evolution of the water supply to Lisbon, from the time of the Romans to the present.
Other facilities around the city also open to curious visitors:
■ Águas Livres Aqueduct – The largest hydraulic engineering project of the eighteenth century.
■ Mother of Amoreiras Water Reservoir – Also known as the House of Waters or Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras, it is an an intriguing underground temple to water.
■ Patriarchal Reservoir – Built in the nineteenth century and served as the main water reservoir for distribution of water in downtown Lisbon.
■ Steam Pumping Station of Barbadinhos – For the purpose of raising the water from the Alviela river to Veronica’s and Penha de França’s Reservoirs.
Visitors can see these rather interesting, historic and often quite beautiful facilities, as well as see temporary photography and painting exhibitions held in the museum.
Fun Fact! Click here to learn how the Steam Pumping Station of Barbadinhos got its name.
Museu da Água
Rua do Alviela
Phone: +351 218 100 215
– Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 to 17:30
– Closed on Mondays and Sundays
– Children under 13 – Free
– Standard Ticket – €2.00