Águas Livres Aqueduct


18th c and 19th c

© Museu da Água - EPAL

Open Visits

Saturday: 10h - 12h30, 13h30 - 17h30

Sunday: 10h - 12h30, 13h30 - 17h30

Regular Visits

Saturday: 10h, 11h, 13h30, 14h30, 15h30, 16h30

Sunday: 10h, 11h, 13h30, 14h30, 15h30, 16h30


No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Maximum 20 people per visit

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed


Built under the rule of King João V, the construction of the Águas Livres Aqueduct started in 1731, in what was to become the first system water supply in the city of Lisbon. Extending over 58 km, it crosses the Alcântara Valley by means of 35 monumental stone arches spanning 941 meters, with the largest rising 65 meters high and 32 meters wide. Retired from the supply system in 1967, the Aqueduct is one of Portugal’s most remarkable works of hydraulic engineering.



(Português) Calçada da Quintinha, 6


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Public Transport

Bus: (Português) 702