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Suddenly You Find a Fountain

Just outside the town, you suddenly find a fountain ot two. This is an interesting structure, with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wraxall_Travellers
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Beautiful tiles.

I just love tiles and this fountain is beautiful. I asked our tour guide if it was a remnant from... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
AnnaK_Beirut
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Suddenly You Find a Fountain”
Aug 17, 2018
“Beautiful tiles.”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside the town, you suddenly find a fountain ot two. This is an interesting structure, with a working fountain inside. The tiles are beautiful.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this fountain while walking one day. Very pretty. So charming to see people pull up with their jugs to fill with spring water from the fountain. couldn't believe, though, when we saw a well dressed man fishing in the fountain for hands full of...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

I just love tiles and this fountain is beautiful. I asked our tour guide if it was a remnant from the Moorish era, he said it wasn't and that they honored that culture and build this fountain this way. I love cultures who appreciate other...More

Thank AnnaK_Beirut
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A beautiful fountain placed pretty close to city centre.As I know its name is Fonte Mourisca.Anyway,not a must see,if it's not on your way.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This neo-Moorish fountain was built in early XX. century and blends perfectly in the landscape of revived Sintra. In the XIX. century, Sintra became a fashionable aristocratic resort and a gathering place for musicians and painters. The fountain is on the road from the Railway...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

As you are walking along the road on the opposite side to the very beautiful fountain, take some time to look at all the wonderful locally made arts and crafts (Arte Na Vila). I am recommending in particular Rui at stand number 21. A genuinely...More

1  Thank OriginalRobyn
Reviewed 23 July 2016

One of the many interesting things you will see in Sintra is the Moorish Fountain (Fonte Mourisca) situated on Volta do Duche street in between the historic city centre area and the train station. This fountain was designed by José da Fonseca in 1922 and...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

It's a fountain on the side of the road. The tiling is nice, but it's something you can take in from the bus. The fountain is well placed for access to hawkers selling their wares on the side of the road opposite.

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