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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 March 19, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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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 February 7, 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 January 18, 2019

The place is dirty, maintenance is non-existent and the whole scene is extremely poor. It is very sad when you see such a "monument" in poor conditions like that...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ValterLara80
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank adrijunq
Reviewed April 8, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank patricklops
Reviewed March 19, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pauloEy04
Reviewed July 18, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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