Águas Livres Aqueduct Tours

Engineered in the 18th century, the Águas Livres Aqueduct runs over and through Lisbon, offering some of the best views of the city. A well-preserved series of 109 stone arches, it was built in 1744 to bring clean drinking water to the city’s residents. The historic structure still stands tall, having survived the massive earthquake of 1755 without damage. Its main arches span 11 miles (18 kilometers), with the entire aqueduct covering nearly 36 miles (58 kilometers) in length. At its tallest point, the arches tower 213 feet (65 meters) high; it was the largest arch in the world at the time it was built. 

A walk along the top grants viewpoints of both sides on the river of the city below. Though high up, the passage ways are wide and the Museu da Água (Water Museum) at its base explains the history of the complex water systems and structures here. 

Practical Info

The aqueduct is open Monday to Saturday between March 1 and November 30. It is closed during the winter season and on Sundays and public holidays. It is located on Praça das Amoreiras, and the closest metro stop is Rato for the museum or Campolide train station for views of the aqueduct.
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Address: Calçada Quintinha 6, Lisbon 1070-225, Portugal
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Shore Tour of Lisbon - The Essence of the City

Explore Lisbon on a private, half-day tour of Portugal’s capital city. In a private vehicle, you’ll visit Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) and take in panoramic city vistas from Miradouro da Graça. Discover Lisbon’s medieval heritage in the Alfama district; check out grand monuments such as the Monastery of St. Jerome in Belém; and travel around the famous Marques de Pombal roundabout. Enjoy the opportunity to customize your itinerary on this private tour.
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Monumental Lisbon Private Tour

Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to discover Lisbon’s main attractions as well as under-the-radar finds during this private half- or full-day tour. Customize your itinerary and length of the tour to suit your interests. Optional sights include the Church of Saint António, the Cathedral of Lisbon, the Tower of Belém and Terreiro do Paço, among others. A knowledgable local guide will ensure personal service as you wander through one of the oldest cities in the world. Don’t forget to try pastéis de Belém, the famous custard pastries!
  • Duration: 6 hours
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