Reservatório da Patriarcal
The Patriarcal Reservoir is located in the basement of Prince Royal Square, and was designed in 1856 by the French engineer Louis-Charles Mary. It was built between 1860 and 1864 to serve the water distribution network of the city of Lisbon, constituting in Lisbon times.
18th Century old water reservoir underneath a garden that is most unknown even for locals!
Reservatoir and museum of water underneath the garden (opens on saturdays 10h>17h)
Water reservoir under a fountain lake built in the XIX century with thirty-pillars, stone arches and domes. Part of the water supply system of Lisbon.
“This is one of my favorite restaurants. Only a 10 min walk. Modern sophisticated interpretation of Portuguese food. Please make sure to ask the waiter for recommendations. You will also find Portuguese wine of very good quality.”
“Also possible to eat good cakes, pastry, sandwiches, soups, salads,... There are a lot of this A Padaria Portuguesa in every where in town but this one is the most nice one. ”
“This romantic garden, laid out in 1863, is the center of a square surrounded by elegant buildings. It's an urban refuge with a gigantic parasol-like cedar tree, under which old ladies, families, or young couples sit for a while, as old men play cards and children run around a small playground. There is also a café with outdoor seating, and two kiosks serving refreshments. Every Saturday it's also home to a farmers' market selling organic fruits and vegetables, while every last Saturday and Monday of each month there's a market of crafts and antiques. Underneath it all is a stone reservoir from the 1800s that's part of the city's Water Museum, open for visits on Saturdays. Of the mansions that surround the square, the beautiful Palácio Ribeiro da Cunha stands out the most, a Neo-Moorish palace with horseshoe windows built in 1877 that's now the Embaixada shopping gallery.”
“This is a good place to have a quick bite. It has good pizza. They sell it by weight, so you have to decide your slice's size!”