Can’t remember the last time we have played tourists in Lisbon. Today we found ourselves in a strange situation. We had no appointments, no deadlines and nothing we felt hurried. So we decided to visit one of the things on Tourist Attraction List we haven’t seen: We wanted to check out the Aquaduct or the Águas Livres Aqueduct as the right name is.
At 12 we left our door in Graca and went to take bus 712 to Campolido from where you reach the Aquaduct after 5 minutes walking. We spend around 1 hr walking from end-to-end of this magnificent piece of architecture that not only impressed us with its size and beauty, but where – from the top – you get some of the best views of Lisbon AND a very impressing and different view of the 25 Avril Bridge with the Christ Statue in the back. From the Aquaduct we walked to Campo d’Ourique – one of our favourite parts of Lisbon- and a part we seriously considered for Tings Lisbon, but dropped again because we could not find suitable houses and because the area is a bit pretentious and because we actually prefer Graça. Anyway the area is perfect for lunch and dinner and definitely worth a visit – we always recommend the Mercado do Campo d’Orique over Time Out marked in Sodre.With its impressive height, the Águas Livres Aqueduct is both a remarkable feat of engineering and an interesting attraction, perfect for a quiet walk that offers panoramic and different views over the city of Lisbon.
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