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“A unique pre-romanesque survival”

Fuente de Foncalada
Ranked #21 of 68 things to do in Oviedo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Ancona, Italy
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“A unique pre-romanesque survival”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Although it may seem unremarkable to look at - a small, stone, hut-shaped building in a dip below present-day ground level, by a road - this is the only construction that we have from the early middle ages that was meant for the use of the general public, and as such it's fascinating. Or I thought so anyway. Does the Asturian cross above the opening suggest that the King gave it to the people ? Was it for travellers ? Market-goers ? And what does the mysterious Latin inscription mean ?

Visited May 2014
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