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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
タイパス通りをタイパス教会を過ぎて１００ｍくらいのところの右手にあります。世界遺産の立札が立っているので近づくと水飲み場でした。残念ながら、"Aqua nao potavel（飲料水ではない）"の赤札が貼ってあります。１７７２年にできたそうですから２５０年前のものです。 more »It is on the right hand side of Thai Pas Street about 100m past Thai Pass Church. It was a drinking place when approaching because the tag of the world heritage stood. Unfortunately, there is a red tag of "Aqua nao potavel (not drinking water)". It was built in 1772, so it was 250 years ago.
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 »
Small Little fountain. It's nice, nothing special
Walk all the way here from AC Porto hotel.
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