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Fonte do Idolo

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an enegmatic attraction

theres not much to see, but a video puts what there is to see in context. With imagination you... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
Historical place

It is from the 1. century, most probabaly roman fountain. There is a video and good explanations... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2015
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

It's a lovely place, small but full of history. And it's so ancient! I would prefer to see the fountain with water again, I think they should put it with some water just like Conimbriga roman city.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

theres not much to see, but a video puts what there is to see in context. With imagination you could see that it was once impressive and important. worth a visit as its not expensive

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SteveDMountainman
Reviewed 7 January 2018

There isn't much to this site but what is there is interesting. The video does help as there isn't a lot of other information beyond a pamphlet that you are provided with. Only the wall and the rock that the etchings are on remain, so...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I recommend going here if you need a cool place to sit for a bit. It's only 1.85 euro. It is the remains of a pagan fountain that was once on site when the city was under Roman rule.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a difference type of museum where they have built an elaborate building to house the old well and set up a video to show how they believe it was constructed and explain the script still evident on the sculpture. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Almost nothing to see, just some rocks with a little water. There is a short video about de fonte, but it is really like a 10 year old giving a presentation at school. Not worth the 1,85 euro entrance fee.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

It is from the 1. century, most probabaly roman fountain. There is a video and good explanations about the history. You should spend too much time, but you can fell the history.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Small sacred spring site now enclosed in a modern building but worth hunting out. Very atmospheric and staff very helpful.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 522Susie
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Looking to get a short hop off the main tourist route? The Idol's Fountain is a unique, partially conserved ruin. The video explanation is in several languages and, to me, is less important than the look and feel of the ruin. Whether the statue and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank patpetetravel
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This fountain dates back to the 1st century AD; it contains a mix of Celtiberian and Roman features and the place nowadays is very well preserved and of easy access. You will need no more than 30 minutes to visit it, which is perfect for...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Pedro P
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