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Fonte do Idolo

Rua do Raio | São José de São Lázaro, Braga 4710-922, Portugal
+351 253 218 011
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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
SteveDMountainman
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Interesting old well

There isn't much to this site but what is there is interesting. The video does help as there isn't... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
JeffroNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rua do Raio | São José de São Lázaro, Braga 4710-922, Portugal
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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

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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

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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.

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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.

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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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.

Thank GillesHoll
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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.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

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

Thank 522Susie
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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

Thank patpetetravel
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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

Thank Pedro P
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Fonto do Idolo is a small historal site in the city of Braga from the beginning of the first century. It is one of the best prepared sanctuarys I have seen during my travels. Many details can be found.

Thank Paul d
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