Also know as a hidden water temple in Lisbon. Located in the heart of the city, in front of the Amoreira Gardens, is the entrance to this “temple of water.” Completed in 1834, the facility was the key water reservoir for Lisbon. Modern technology has rendered the reservoir obsolete, yet the beauty of Mãe d’Àgua is now open to the public.
Its mesmerizing transparent water is 7.5 meters deep and is 5500 cubic meters in volume. Mãe d’Àgua is fed through a waterfall fountain on the far wall, which is actually the ending point of the exterior aqueduct. Stairs allow visitors to climb to the top of the fountain for an extraordinary view of the facility. A further climb leads to a panoramic terrace on the roof for equally extraordinary views of Lisbon.