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Águas Livres Aqueduct

Vários autores, Séc XVIII e XIX

Museu da Água - EPAL

Open Visits

Visit with no monitoring, within the designated timetable.

Regular Visits

Visit to the space accompanied by our team of volunteers present at the location.

Maximum 30 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed

Description

Commissioned by King João V in 1731, the aqueduct was the first regular water supply system for the city of Lisbon. It extends to a total length of 58 kilometres. The monumental section included in this visit is the most iconic element of Lisbon’s old water distribution system and it withstood the earthquake of 1755. It spans the Alcântara valley over a length of 941 metres with the aid of 35 huge stone arches. The largest arch is 65 metres high and 32 metres wide. Deactivated in 1967, the aqueduct is one of the most remarkable works of hydraulic engineering ever realised.

Location

Calçada da Quintinha, 6

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: 702