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Barbadinhos Steam Pumping Station

A beautiful and unique venue

The Barbadinhos Steam Pumping Station operated from 1880 to 1928. It currently has the former steam machines and respective pumps, wealthy testimonies of industrial archaeology. The building houses the Water Museum’s permanent collection, EPAL’s Historical Archive and a multi-purpose room where it is possible to host events, temporary exhibitions or conferences.
In a peaceful setting, with a background full of history, you will enjoy a discreet and efficient organization, satisfying all the requirements. The Temporary Exhibition Hall, with an area of 400 m2, has a capacity for 500 people for events with standing catering, and the capacity of 220 seats, with area for entertainment. The Water Museum - Barbadinhos Steam Pumping Station, offers also the possibility to realize your event in the engine room, with an area of 100 m2 and a capacity of 100 people, or 60 seated people.

  • “This venue keeps intact the typical environment of an industrial installation of the 19th century."