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Siza Bottle -  Lisbon Soul by EPAL



The Siza Bottle with the signature of Álvaro Siza Vieira is an EPAL creation that is intended to affirm the excellence of Lisbon’s tap water through an absolutely exclusive work of art, conceived by the prestigious Portuguese architect internationally renowned.

The result of a partnership between and AHP – Associação da Hotelaria de Portugal (Portuguese Hoteliers’ Association), the Siza Bottle is to be revealed jointly with Lisbon Tourism, the city today being one of the most desirable destinations and where water from the public network reaches exemplary levels of quality, meeting the most demanding national and international standards.


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AHP, in support of ongoing work to promote sustainability in Tourism and Hotel Management, identifies in this partnership an important contribution to the sustainable development of Lisbon as a tourist destination. 

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Produced in glass by a glassmaker of national reference, the Depósito da Marinha Grande, the bottle represents an option of prestige and sustainability and comes in a wooden box, also made in our Country, promoting Portuguese raw-materials and products, signed by the same artist. 

This piece is characterised by distinct geometric contours, inspired by the unique architectural heritage of the capital, in particular one of its most emblematic monuments – St George’s Castle – positioning it as an iconic piece, under a captivating narrative, rooted in the legend of the construction of the city

Legend has it that on the western tip of Europe, a place called Ofiusa – the Land of Serpents – ruled by a Queen, half woman, half snake, escorted by an army of snakes that poisoned whoever dared to dispute the throne. 

One day, at the mouth of the Tagus, came Ulysses’ armada. Having won the Trojan War, the Greek hero roamed the seas in search of new worlds and challenges. 

On discovering that cove blessed by the light, there he wanted to found the most beautiful city in the world and he called it Ulysses. 

Construction was advancing during the day, but as night fell, the hissing of the serpents foreshadowed a terrible dawn: one by one, Ulysses’ soldiers fell, poisoned. 

Desperate, the hero climbed the highest hill in the city and shouted at the enemy to show themselves. 
The serpent-woman then emerged from behind a cliff and ordered him to leave. In vain. Greater than fear was the beauty of the Queen; stronger than the order, the admiration for the bravery of the foreigner. Ulisseia was born.

For days and nights, houses, palaces, fountains, streets and gardens were built. 

One day, Ulysses left again. Furious, the Queen crossed the city to the river, drawing grooves of the seven hills with the serpent’s body. But the hero departed, leaving only the name, later called Olisipo by the Romans, Lissabona by the Arabs, Lisbon over time. 

The Tower of Ulysses remains as a sentinel in St George’s Castle, there, where today’s visitors seek the horizon of the missing hero. 

The Siza Bottle evokes, in singular lines, the heritage and the legend. More than just a beautiful way to drink the best water in Lisbon, this work of art is a new journey. Unforgettable.

. Weight | 0,920 kg
. Capacity | 0,65 litres 
. Dimensions | 22 cm high 

Price | 70 euros

Where to buy it
. EPAL Water Museum | Rua do Alviela, 12
. Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras Reservoir | Praça das Amoreiras, 10
. Águas Livres Aqueduct | Calçada da Quintinha 6, Lisboa
. EPAL Shops - Head Office building and One Stop Shop (Laranjeiras) 


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