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Águas Livres Aqueduct Tours

Águas Livres Aqueduct
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.
Address: Calçada Quintinha 6, Lisbon 1070-225, Portugal
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The Essence of the City - Lisbon Compact

The Essence of the City - Lisbon Compact

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Explore Lisbon on a private, half-day shore excursion in 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.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$100.50
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Lisbon 3-Day Super Saver!

Lisbon 3-Day Super Saver!

We want to make you feel like a LOCAL in Portugal and we know we will. It is our mission to take you on a journey to explore the surrounding area of Lisbon and all of its SECRETS! We will take you to places you would never hear about and taste our food and culture like only a Portuguese could! In this 3-day all-you-can-do package you will get a taste of all things Portuguese. Visit the infamous Sintra Pena Palace (UNESCO-Listed), look down on the world at Europes Westernmost Point (Cabo da Roca) and see our most beautifull Lisbon from secret viewpoints that only we can help you find. Connect with nature in Sintra's and Arrábida's Natural Parks, taste and learn about our wine production expertise and learn about some of our more ancient crafts, like Ceramic Tile manufacture! Do not miss out on trying every different aspect of Portuguese culture!
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  • 3 days
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$208.14
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$208.14
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Lisbon Small Group Tour

Lisbon Small Group Tour

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This will be the best introduction to Lisbon on a 5-hour small group tour, limited to a maximum of 8 people. You will enjoy the magnificent views of the city from the seven hills. Driving along the narrow streets of the historical districts of the old city such as Baixa, Bairro Alto and Alfama, stopping at its best lookouts. You will travel back to the 16th century in Bethlehem to discover all the adventures of the brave Portuguese navigators around the world. Try the Pastéis de Belém, the original recipe for cream pastries that only 6 people know in an old bakery from 1837. Cross the 25 de Abril Bridge (Portuguese Golden Gate Bridge!) And enjoy the stunning view of Lisbon on the Statue of Christ King (a replica of the statue of Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro).
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  • 5 hours
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Setúbal and Serra da Arrábida

Setúbal and Serra da Arrábida

Our exciting journey starts and finishes, as usual, neer your hotel and takes 8 hours!!! The first stop: is Lapa de Santa Margarida. It’s a sacred place, hidden from prying eyes at the bottom of Serra da Arrábida. We’ll walk down by the steps to the ocean and get to a cave, where a chapel built in the 17 th century. A place with miraculous atmosphere. The second stop: Is the town of Setúbal – a nice, cozy, authentic place, which is located at the mouth of river Sado that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It combines perfect surroundings: a good-looking seashore, green streets with colorful houses tiled with azulejo, and all this without throngs of tourists. So let’s start walking around and taking photos at once! AFTER LUNCH we’ll visit the Nature Park of Arrábida – sceneries of this mountain range, which is plunging down to azure waters of the Atlantic, haven’t left anybody emotionless yet. We’ll go up on two observation points and admire the view of the peninsula Troia and a nunnery.
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  • 8 hours
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Discover & Feel Lisbon like a Local: Small-Group Tour

Discover & Feel Lisbon like a Local: Small-Group Tour

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We want to make you feel like a LOCAL in LISBON and we know we will. It is our mission to take you on a journey to explore Lisbon and all of its SECRETS! We will take you to places you would never hear about and have you taste our food and culture like only a Portuguese could! Explore the Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monasteryand try out our famous piece of pastry, Pastel de Belém, for an unforgettable breakfast! Head up the hill towards Monsanto, what we locals like to call the "Lungs of Lisbon". See the best view of Lisbon from the Monsanto Panoramic Tower! Stop at Benfica for lunch in a typically Portuguese restaurant, where you will be the only tourists around. Visit to the Águas Livres Aqueduct, which was built in the 18th-century to bring Lisbon's first clean water. Its stone arches were the tallest in the world! Stop at the Graça viewpoint, using a scenic route and passing through the old neighborhoods. We finish our tour in Rossio to try out our famous licour, Ginjinha!
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  • 8 hours
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Free Water Aqueduct

Free Water Aqueduct

The Águas Livres Aqueduct was built by King D. João V to supply water to Lisbon, according to Manuel da Maia's project, having supplied the city from 1748. With 14 km of extension from the main source and several subsidiary and distribution aqueducts, with a total of 58 km, supplied a network of fountains in the city.
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$67.28
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Route Aqueduct Águas Livres: Arcos Vale de Alcântara and Mother of Water

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

The Águas Livres Aqueduct preserves a unique knowledge, a remarkable hydraulic work, an incomparable beauty, the work of countless masons who have chopped up the stones to give it shape, the only dark chamber ever built, that allows the reflection of the landscape exterior in a play of color, light, shadow, scents that touches the sacred and that never separates us from the Whole. A system of double water distribution, which the Portuguese leave to Humanity.
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  • 2 hours
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Lisbon Aqueduct Mysteries Private Tour

Lisbon Aqueduct Mysteries Private Tour

The best way to visit a country is with local friends! People you can trust, and who are willing to, in a friendly and relax way, share with you their full knowledge about the places and make you feel welcome! Our guides are highly educated and competent professionals, with several years of experience. They can offer you suggestions, advice, and support in your authentic experience of Portugal, whatever your budget or personal interests may be.
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  • 4 hours
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$62.81
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