The Museo de Aguas de Alicante

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante

Over 140,000 visits

IMPORTANT NOTE 

Given the evolution of the current health situation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Spain, and in line with the measures implemented by Alicante City Council in the municipal network of museums to preserve people's health, the Alicante Water Museum joins in this measure by remaining closed until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause you.

 

A museum for the entire city
 

The Museo de Aguas de Alicante has been open since February 2009. It is the result of a commitment by Aguas de Alicante on its 110th anniversary and Alicante City Council to develop a space for promoting knowledge, respect and the importance of water in the town's daily life.

Since its opening, over 140,000 people have visited the Museo de Aguas de Alicante; an establishment whose contents are constantly renewed, whose subject areas and resources are adapted to meet needs at each moment so that visits are enriching. Entry is free.

The Museo de Aguas de Alicante stands out for its educational and informative contents, in which water is the main focus.

What will you find in the Museo de Aguas de Alicante?

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El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Planta baja

Planta baja del Museo de Aguas de Alicante

Ground floor: History

On this floor, contents about settlements and cultures reveal the evolution of water techniques and uses and water catchment and distribution methods. Discover the history of Alicante's water supply contract.

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Planta 1ª

Floor 1: Have fun with water

This is a totally educational area that is intuitive and interactive. Games and new technologies illustrate the states of water, how water reaches our homes, and the complete water cycle. In addition, there is a cinema room for projecting material relating to the water resource.

Planta 1ª - Museo de Aguas de Alicante

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Planta 2ª

Planta 2ª - Museo de Aguas de Alicante

Floor 2: Projects and sustainable development

There are two rooms on this floor. In the first, find out about Aguas de Alicante's main projects and works in recent years. In the second, discover Aguas de Alicante's actions to achieve sustainable development.

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Los Pozos de Garrigós

The Wells of Garrigós

Excavated out of rock in the nineteenth century, this system of wells can hold over 800,000 litres. They were designed to collect and store rainwater for subsequent distribution. The feeling of being immersed in a well makes a visit an unforgettable experience.

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Entorno (cabecera)

Museum surroundings
 

The Museo de Aguas de Alicante is located in an emblematic area of the city: the Old Town, on the slope of Mount Benacantil, a symbol of Alicante.

Housed in a new building next to the Wells of Garrigós and the pedestrian entrance to Ereta Park, the museum provides a comprehensive summary of the history of water in Alicante and unique panoramic views that are enviable for the lively, colourful surrounding streets and the reflections of the Mediterranean Sea.

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Entorno (bloques)

SANTA BÁRBARA CASTLE

SANTA BÁRBARA CASTLE

Above the slopes of Mount Benacantil, at 166 metres above sea level, is Alicante's most emblematic monument. It is a place with incredible views; perfect for discovering the history and evolution of the city and that of the fortress.

OLD TOWN

OLD TOWN

The city's Old Town is made up of many sites that can be visited during a day on foot. You can walk from the Co-Cathedral of San Nicolás, the Santa Cruz neighbourhood and the San Roque Chapel to the Plaza del Mar and Calle Labradores, stopping at one of the many bar terraces on the way.

SAN ANTÓN NEIGHBOURHOOD

SAN ANTÓN NEIGHBOURHOOD

One of Alicante's most representative neighbourhoods is the site of the Santa Bárbara Castle, Mount Benacantil, Alicante's bullring and the Las Cigarreras culture centre (in a former tobacco company).

ERETA PARK

ERETA PARK

Ereta Park is in the historical centre of Alicante, on the slopes of Mount Benacantil. It is one of the newest parks in Alicante, surrounded by nature, wild flowers and native birds. Visitors can enjoy the best views of the entire city.

El Museo de Aguas de Alicante - Iconos

  • Location

    Location

    Plaza del Puente s/n - 03001 Alicante

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  • Contact

    Contact

    museo@aguasdealicante.com

    (+34) 965 143 787

  • Opening hours

    Opening hours

    From September to May:

    Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm

    June in August:

    Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm

  • Guided tours

    Guided tours

    Free guided tours can be arranged for schools, groups and associations.

    The maximum number of people in a guided tour is 50.

    Guided tours start at the door of Alicante City Council.