Fonte das Carrancas
Right in the centre of town, we have the "Fonte Grande" (Big Fountain) or fonte das Carrancas. When in 1962 I went to study in Leiria, the lady that rented me the room warned me that "Who drinks the water of Fonte Grande will marry in Leiria". I took it as a challenge, drunk the water, and... married many years later in Batalha, with Fernanda, from Turquel as me. I never met the kind lady again, but I'm sure that, if i did, she will insist: "See? Batalha and Turquel, belong to where? Leiria district!". All those years passed the water keeps running in this Baroque fountain, and people keeps marrying... Well, not much! Shortage of water?