Mãe D’Água Amoreiras Reservoir is in front of Amoreiras’ Garden, or Amoreiras’ Garden is in front of it. It doesn’t matter. What is worth knowing is that yet small, this reservoir, called “Mãe D’Água”, translated “Mother of the Water”, is a jewel unknown to tourists. It’s the old city reservoir, not in use anymore. Nowadays, it’s open for visitors and for special occasions, such as private parties or art exhibitions.
The interior is composed of a huge marble squared room, with central columns and also a huge pool with clear and transparent water. On hot days, I almost feel like jumping in the water. I just wished they would let me!
There is also a beautiful old fountain from where the aqueduct water arrives. There is a stair on the back of the fountain, where a beautiful view of the reservoir awaits. And continuing up the stairs, you can reach the roof, where the view is as gorgeous as the insides. There awaits a wonderful view of the city and the garden. I also witnessed the aqueduct from a different angle.
Over the last few years, it has housed all types of Immersive Experiences, such as Frida Khalo, Dali and Monet & Klimt. Check Immersivus Gallery Lisboa website for tickets and the schedule of the shows.
All in all, it’s a Water Temple for meditation, for dazzle and fun!