Aqueduto das Aguas Livres
Aqueduto das Aguas Livres
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Built between 1731 and 1799, the Águas Livres Aqueduct was a vast system of collection and transportation of water, through gravity, which comprises a total of 58 kilometers of existing pipelines between the springs, located 15 kilometers to the northwest of Lisbon and the water standposts in the capital. In its path, the crossing of the Alcantara valley, stands out along its 941 meters long and with arches that reach the 65 meters of height. The route is open to visitors between Campolide and the Parque Florestal de Monsanto. It has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.
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  • Meowy
    Montgomery, Alabama525 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Site
    I entered and walked the aqueduct on a Friday and was told it was free that day. Not sure if it was a special day or not but free is good. The walk shows off some of the amazing architecture of the aqueduct and also great views over both sides of the city. You get to see the interior of the aqueduct and how water would flow threw it. It was one of the absolute highlights of Lisbon yet only about 4 other people were there the entire time I was. Still off the beaten path but a must see. Not the fault of the site but GPS took me over an hour to walk there from my hotel (it took 14 minutes to walk back without it). I talked to another group there and they said the same thing. Be sure to map out your path before hand as it seems GPS isn't reliable in getting you there. Once you are there it is more than worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Calgary_Can_Travel
    193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard to find but worth the visit
    Even with Google it was tough sledding. The streets of most Portagese towns are on hills and follow the draws and gullies so miss a turn and you will end up somewhere elae. Once there, good info at entrance on history, etc and the views are awesome. Only $4 E so not expensive and a once in a lifetime experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Joan M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth searching for.
    Ridiculously hard to find, don’t confuse it with the Water Museum which is down the hill about 20 minutes walk away. The guide books do that! Head for Campolida instead. It was so interesting once there… a highlight of our stay in Lisbon,
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Joan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Ridiculously hard to find, don’t confuse it with the Water Museum which is down the hill about 20 minutes walk away. The guide books do that! Head for Campolida instead. It was so interesting once there… a highlight of our stay in Lisbon,
Written 21 April 2024
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Berlyn L
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Maybe it was because it’s off season but we had the Aqueduct all to ourselves! Beautiful views, really interesting history and for only €4. Can’t recommend enough!
Written 22 January 2024
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Calgary_Can_Travel
Calgary, Alberta Canada193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Even with Google it was tough sledding. The streets of most Portagese towns are on hills and follow the draws and gullies so miss a turn and you will end up somewhere elae. Once there, good info at entrance on history, etc and the views are awesome. Only $4 E so not expensive and a once in a lifetime experience.
Written 23 November 2023
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Meowy
Montgomery, AL525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I entered and walked the aqueduct on a Friday and was told it was free that day. Not sure if it was a special day or not but free is good. The walk shows off some of the amazing architecture of the aqueduct and also great views over both sides of the city. You get to see the interior of the aqueduct and how water would flow threw it. It was one of the absolute highlights of Lisbon yet only about 4 other people were there the entire time I was. Still off the beaten path but a must see.

Not the fault of the site but GPS took me over an hour to walk there from my hotel (it took 14 minutes to walk back without it). I talked to another group there and they said the same thing. Be sure to map out your path before hand as it seems GPS isn't reliable in getting you there. Once you are there it is more than worth it.
Written 6 October 2023
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Eva T
United Kingdom2,171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We put visit of the Aqueduct on our list to see. First time we saw it from taxi and it was impressive so we were looking forward to see it in situ. We took bus 758 and the driver told us when to go out. Then we walked about 10 minutes. At the entry to the aqueduct is written that there is also Museum of water but it is not - I wonder if aqueduct is a part of this museum. The entry fee is Eur 2 per person (I don't remember if we paid as seniors or that's standard fee for adults). At the beginning are several information panels about the history which was really interesting to read, especially as it survived earthquake in 1755. I did walk about 100 metres and then returned back and sit on the bench in the garden as I had problem with my knee but my husband continued walking. After he came back he said that in about 100 metres beyond the bend the walk finish due to some conservation work. But he was able to see inside where the water was running to the town. So if you expect to see something spectacular you would be probably disappointed. It's more about the architecture, structure of the aqueduct and its history. We found it interesting.
Written 23 May 2023
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Jan v
Hanoi, Vietnam112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
To imagine that this was constructed about 250 years ago is almost unbelievable. The design impressive.
Written 20 May 2023
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carolina botão alves
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We arrived before 17h and it was already closed. The security guy was very rude and said it was past time according to his watch 😅 surreal
Written 5 June 2022
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Capnhairdo
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The aqueduct itself is amazing. Hard to believe that this marvel of engineering withstood the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 that devastated so much else of the city. Also astounding to see how little water this massive structure actually carried!

As for visiting it...we were a bit disappointed to discover that, contrary to what the website suggests, there is no water museum here; that's apparently on the other side of the city. And the 4€ admission price (not 3€ as stated on the site) basically just allows you to walk halfway across the thing, pass through it, then turn around and come back. It does not include admission to the museum. Consider saving your money and just admiring it from below.
Written 20 April 2022
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nadi
Israel1,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Impressive aqueduct in the middle of Lisbon. Drive under it to appreciate.
Adds to the beauty of this lovely city
Written 19 November 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium13,384 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
This is quite an impressive sight, a massive aquaduct that dates back all the way to the 18th century, it seems to go on forever
Written 6 March 2021
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