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Sao Jose Fountain

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Historical site

Only a short 5 minute walk downhill from Santo Antonio church and located on the edge of town... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Mark R
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Very original

Not the most beautiful fountain but so original: the facade is for humans to drink from, on the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Tucson, Arizona
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Rua do Chafariz | Centro Histórico, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36325-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This water fountain dates from 1749 and was built by the local municipality, envisaging the supply of drinking water to Tiradentes' population, as well as to animals. It was built according to the baroque style architecture concepts, and from the three sculpted stone heads (known...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

At first glance, it doesn't look like a great spot to be so famous. Best enjoyed during the day, tour around the construction and have a picnic.

Thank andr_adm_magalhaes
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Unfortunately the fountain it is not renovated, no explanations nearby, nor any incentives/recomendations to stop by and watch. One can only imagine how it was in the past.

Thank adrijunq
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Poor place not conserved and with no explanation of the historic meaning of the monument. Should gather more attention from the locals

Thank patricklops
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Only a short 5 minute walk downhill from Santo Antonio church and located on the edge of town. Constructed in 1749 the fountain has three sections - one for drinking , one for the horses and the other for washing clothes. Fountain was fully working...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Not the most beautiful fountain but so original: the facade is for humans to drink from, on the left, the same fountain is for horses and on the right side, it is to wash clothes.

Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It is a nice fontain where the people use (d) to get their water. It looks old and ofcource because we go back to the 18th century. This small village is very cozy included their inhabitents. Tiradentes is very rich of history and so many...More

Thank dokidurf
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this place has been left to ruins. There is no indication who built the fountain. It is not worth paying a visit.

Thank Paulo S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nice stop to see one of the oldest fountains in Minas. It still contains some religious images which makes it unique. Locals have superstition about drinking from each one of the three spouts. There's a short hike behind the fountain that leads to the water...More

Thank fmguarda
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wonderful atmosphere! Is a film scenary. Pays off to Go with horse carriage. You will feel in the 1700s.

Thank Gutenberg L
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