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Mãe d'Água Reservoir

Attractions Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
3 out of 5 stars
Reservatório da Mãe d'Água

The Aqueduto das Águas Livres ends at the Mãe d'Água (Mother of Water), a large stone building that looms behind the Socialist Party headquarters on Largo do Rato. Construction began in 1745 and work carried on until 1834. Inside, the central tank has a capacity of 5,500 cubic metres, and the cool stone interior has the feel of an eerie grotto. Arriving water tumbles into the central pool over an ever-growing mound of scale. The walkways around the tank and a floating platform are used for art exhibitions. Visitors can climb the stairs to peer down the aqueduct passage.


Venue name: Mãe d'Água Reservoir
Address: Tv das Amoreiras, 10
Opening hours: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30-5.30pm Tue-Sat
Transport: Metro Rato
Price: €5; €2.50 reductions; free under-13s
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