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swirlwind wrote a review Jan. 2020
Perth, Australia340 contributions102 helpful votes
Fascinated by Aqueducts but never had a chance to get close to one. My first visit was on a public holiday. It was closed. Came the following day prepared. Had a good wallow in it and out; up and down; front and back...well you get the picture. The Aqueduto dos Aguas Livres was situated slightly out of town, to the north-west of Lisbon. It was built about 400 years ago with a total length of 58 km crosses the Alcântara Vally, over a distance of 941 metres with a series of arches that reach 65 metres at their highest point. There are a few options to visit depending on where you're staying. I find doing it yourself quite a thrill. A good place to start I think is from this small shaded garden hidden behind a bunch of suburban buildings by the side of Tagus River at Rua de Amoreiras where an old man working in a home style ticket office in the garden. You pay 3.50euro he would then point you to a walkway at the end of the garden where it'll eventually lead you out and up the stairs to climb to the top of the Aqueduct. Up the top, a bird's eye view offering 360 degrees over the city of Lisbon. It feels surreal to be able to walk into the endless water tunnel on top and then crossed out to the other side facing another part of the city, and then, if you like, come back again in a few seconds. I felt I was in a trance for a moment or two. What makes it more interesting was that there was hardly anyone around. The aqueduct isn't a tourist hotspot. Locals knew it's there but they've never bother to get up there. I liked it this way. A place to chill, to hide, to contemplate, to write some diaries with a cool drink-at the same time taking in the panoramic view. Tips: If coming from centre Lisbon, take metro to Marquēs de Pombal come out across the square take bus 702, about 7 stops or ask any locals on bus. A taxi about 8 euro. There were a few small cafes and a small supermarket not far from the shaded garden.…
Date of experience: June 2019
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memsaabkali wrote a review Nov. 2019
Alsace92 contributions41 helpful votes
We went to the Mae de Agua Reservoir, which we had spotted from "above" when we went to the Panoramic 360 on top of the Amoreiras Shopping Centre. Quite an elegant interior and you can look along the inside of the section of the aquaduct which leads to it and go on to the roof.
Date of experience: November 2019
Jill R wrote a review Oct. 2019
Daugaard, Denmark29 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed seeing the aqueduct, both inside and to walk along it. It seemed a bit strange to call it a museum, since it didn't seem to have much of an exhibit.
Date of experience: October 2019
sukikrzy wrote a review Oct. 2019
Gallup, New Mexico4 contributions
The ability to walk the length of the aqueduct gave a great sense of it's impact on the city. Good views, a sense of history, and great pictures (inside the water tunnel).
Date of experience: September 2019
Grampus2410 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
This a quirky side trip we took. You can walk along the aqueduct which gives amazing views of the city. Seeing inside is quite impressive.
Date of experience: July 2019