We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mae de Agua Lisbon Aqueduct and Water Museum

Book In Advance
All photos (161)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Praca das Amoreiras 10, Lisbon 1250-020, Portugal
+351 21 810 0262
Ways to Experience Mae de Agua Lisbon Aqueduct and Water Museum
from US$58.90
More Info
from US$58.90
More Info
from US$17.70
More Info
from US$223.70
More Info
Reviews (128)
Filter reviews
47 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews well worth the effort tagus river reservoir rato machinery recording das arches info century cubic towering city sites centuries beauty neighborhood
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 47 reviews
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The thing is, it only costs €3.50 to go in. The grounds around the building are lovely even if you never go in. There is a shady little park just behind and the neighbourhood of Almoureiras / Rato is incredibly pleasant with lots of nice...More

3  Thank alejestem
Reviewed April 7, 2018 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
Reviewed April 5, 2018 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

2  Thank A Y
Reviewed March 31, 2018

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

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed February 28, 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

Thank HectorFromBerne
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
Reviewed September 5, 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
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
Reviewed July 10, 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
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 270 nearby hotels
V Dinastia Guesthouse
191 reviews
.15 km away
Amazonia Lisboa Hotel
665 reviews
.20 km away
Lisbon Sao Bento Hotel
130 reviews
.27 km away
Clarion Suites Lisbon
740 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,058 nearby restaurants
S Restaurante
344 reviews
.18 km away
Casa da Comida
631 reviews
.08 km away
Chao de Pedra
657 reviews
.17 km away
Rodas Restaurant
463 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,814 nearby attractions
Sinagoga Shaare Tikva
37 reviews
.24 km away
Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum in Lisbon
29 reviews
.08 km away
English Cemetery
18 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Anna W
January 21, 2018|
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
Google Translation
Kevin S
February 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from AMWard |
It is a 850M walk from the Marquês de Pombal metro station. Andrew
Mira R
July 24, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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