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The Fountain of Rua das Taipas is a fountain in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the municipality of Porto.HistoryIn 1772, the residents along the Largo do Postigo das Virtudes presented to the municipal council a request to construct a fountain.Although there is no indication when the fountain was constructed or completed, by the end of the 18th century, there was already a need to substitute the pre-existing fountain by another.ArchitectureThe fountain is flanked by buildings along the Rua das Virtudes with the historic centre of Porto.The granite fountain is part of a pyramidal obelisk decorated with a sphere recessed within a deep niche of rounded portico, flanked by pilasters. At the base of the obelisk is a tank and over that a semi-circular dish. On each of these elements (the obelisk and the semi-circular dish) are water spouts. The portico served as a shelter as much as a source of water. Over the entablature is a central column with plinth, surmounted by pinnacle. Much of the fountain is decorated with vegetal elements, but also includes a mirror-like circular element on the obelisk.Plan to visit Chafariz da Rua das Taipas during your Porto vacation using our convenient Porto trip itinerary maker .
Chafariz da Rua das Taipas Reviews
Somewhere around 1772 the residents of this area of Porto apparently said they needed a fountain and by the end of the 18th century they got one. The fountain is interesting although not spectacular a... more »
Also man kommt hier garantiert mal daran vorbei, ist ganz nett aber auch nichts besonders. Ein Blick und es geht weiter... more »So you can definitely get past it here, but nothing is special. Take a look and it goes on...
Small Little fountain. It's nice, nothing special
Walk all the way here from AC Porto hotel.
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