Fonte do Cubo Reviews
Curiosa fuente con forma de cubo, flotando en el agua en una de sus aristas, que incluye palomas esculpidas en el mismo cubo. No es que haya que cruzarse la ciudad para ir a verla, pero si estás por l... more »Curious cube-shaped fountain, floating in the water on one of its edges, which includes pigeons sculpted in the same cube. Not that you have to cross the city to go see it, but if you're in the area it deserves a couple of photos.
Œuvre de l’artiste polyvalent (sculpteur, céramiste, médailliste, illustrateur et scénographe) José Rodrigues (1936-2016), cette fontaine occupant le centre de la Praça da Ribeira est surmontée d’un c... more »Work of the versatile artist (sculptor, ceramicist, medaillist, illustrator and set designer) José Rodrigues (1936-2016), this fountain occupying the center of the Praça da Ribeira is surmounted by a bronze cube on which bronze pigeons attract others, those alive and well. It was built in 1976 to replace the old fountain in Ribeira Square. However, it is easy to miss this beautiful fountain, as the many tables with umbrellas in the nearby restaurants unfortunately hide it. Born in Luanda, Angola, José Rodrigues was a very popular artist in Porto where he studied and taught as well as for his great involvement in the world of the arts.
The sculpture is amusing and fun to look at it...the area may be super touristy...but that is not a bad thing and there are a few true gems nearby going away from the river...just saying
Lovely area with old colorful houses. River Douro right there. Lots of restaurants nearby. Nice place to see and to spent time.
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