Museu da Água, Lisbon

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  • July 21, 2017
    It's a strange Museum linking Lisbon and ideally places 5 chapters in the history of water supply in the municipality of Lisbon. What I saw and what I describe here is the Reservatorio from Mae d'agua das Amoreiras, located a few meters of the station of Rato. We can also be reached by buses 706.709 .727 and 758. Designed in 1746 by the Hungarian architect Carlo Mardel to receive and distribute the waters of acquadotto das Aguas Livres. Inside the building there is a large deep basin 7.5 m deep and with a capacity of 5500 cubic metres. There are two galleries (Loreto and Esperanca) for water distribution in public fountains, factories, monasteries and houses of nobles. From 1910 is classified as a national monument. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.30. Entrance 3 euros.
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  • May 27, 2017
    Beautiful view from the top. Peaceful and cool inside. Great view of the aqueduct from the inside. The map of the entire early system helps one to understand how water moves through Lisbon.  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    My wife and I stopped by for a visit as it was close to our hotel. There is a large indoor reservoir to see and then you can climb to the top of the building for some nice views over the Rato area and...  more »
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  • Impressive old machinery. Exhibit is small and mostly text based - all around water and water for Lisbon.
  • Place isn't large, but machinery is quite fascinating - and that faint smell of machine oil and iron, that's really something. If you know basic facts about Lisbon water supply (aqueduct, reservoir etc.) you could skip the intro video, there's nothing new there (but if not, go for it, then visit other parts of the system)
  • Great place to visit, a small but very interesting old pumping station, (part of it still working), the steam machinery the metalwork and the architecture are of the greatest quality and detail that is impossible to find nowadays.
  • Fascinating. Industrial cathedral. Some of the machines have so much ornamentation and neogothic elements, one would think they belong in a church.
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