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Route Aqueduct Águas Livres: Arcos Vale de Alcântara and Mother of Water

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Stop At: Aqueduto das Aguas Livres, Calcada da Quintinha 6, Lisbon 1070-225 Portugal

The intention of the construction of the Aqueduct begins to take shape with the idea of taking water from Águas Livres, in Belas, to the city of Lisbon, in the reigns of D. Manuel, D. João III and D. Sebastião.

In 1571, Francisco de Holanda, in order to guarantee the water supply to the capital, proposed to the king D. Sebastião the reconstruction of an aqueduct and of the old Roman dam of Ollypus. It was only in the reign of King João V in the 18th century that it was decided to move forward with construction, and the costs were fully borne by the population of Lisbon through taxes on meat, olive oil and wine.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Reservatório da Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras, Praça das Amoreiras 10, 1250-020 Lisboa, Portugal

The entrance to Lisbon of the Aqueduct of Águas Livres, marked by the arch of Rua das Amoreiras by the Hungarian architect Carlos Mardel, between 1746 and 1748, was closed at the Mãe d'Água Reservoir of Amoreiras.

At present, it is presented as a wide, light and unified space, suggesting its interior the plan of a Salon-style church, proposing the sacredness of space.

Duration: 1 hour

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Departure Point
Calçada da Quintinha, 1070 Lisboa, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer transportation to all hotels in the city center of Lisbon.

Duration
2h
Return Details
Jardim das Amoreiras, 1250-020 Lisbon, Portugal
Inclusions
  • Snacks - Small traditional snack, consisting of specialty cakes and a drink of tea or juice or coffee.
  • Entry/Admission - Aqueduto das Aguas Livres
  • Entry/Admission - Reservatório da Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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