The fact the Water Museum of Lisbon is the only Portuguese museum so far awarded with the Council of Europe Museum Prize (in 1990), as well as the fact the Aguas Livres Aqueduct (which is part of the museum’s patrimony) has been classified a national monument, represents the visiting card of the museum.

The museum is managed by EPAL, the water supply company of Lisbon, and besides the Aqueduct (which dates back to 1746 and amounts to 58 kilometers in length and consists of 14 arches), it also comprises the water distribution reservoir and the water pumping station. The museum is often used for hosting sundry exhibitions. It provides an insight into the history of the public water supply of the capital of Portugal.

A visit to this museum is, without a doubt, an opportunity to learn a bit about a part of the history of Lisbon.

Water Museum (Museu da Agua)
12, Rua do Alveila, Lisbon, Portugal
Aqueduct at LisbonAguas Livres Aqueduct of Lisbon
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