Moorish Fountain, Sintra

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Volta do Duche

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  • Moorish Fountain
    by Willettsworld
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    Fonte Mourisca
    by nhcram
  • Moorish Fountain
    by el_ruso
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    Moorish Fountain

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 11, 2010

    This attractive fountain is located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace. It belongs to the romantic-revivalist period and was built around 1922 by the master sculptor of Sintra, José da Fonseca. Its decoration is Arab in inspiration, with neo mudejar azulejos, painted plasterwork and sculptured decoration.

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    Fresh drinking water

    by nhcram Updated Sep 21, 2007

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    Fonte Mourisca

    The many fountains around Sintra are used by the locals for their drinking water and one of the most striking ones is this one. It is called Arab fountain in EnglisFomte Mouriscah and is so called for its Neo-Moorish decoration.

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    Moorish Fountain

    by NunoF Written Jan 9, 2004

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    There are numerous fountains around the town that aren't just ornamental, there are also some folks that come to these fountains to fill their bottles with fresh water.
    One of the most famous is this one, the elaborately tiled Fonte Mourisca (Moorish Fountain) so-called for its Neo-Moorish decoration and geometrical tile patterns.

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    Moorish Fountain

    by salinhopt Written Sep 8, 2003

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    Sintra - Moorish Fountain

    Situated in Volta do Duche.
    This fountain belongs to the romantic-revivalist period. Its author, about 1922, was the master sculptor of Sintra, José da Fonseca. Its configuration is Arab in inspiration, with neo mudejar azulejos, painted plasterwork and sculptured decoration.

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    This Moorish fountain

    by el_ruso Written Dec 24, 2005

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    This mock-Moorish fountain, which was actually constructed in the beginning of last century, is a prelude to the Palacio da Pena's architectural exuberance.

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    Fonte Mourisca

    by chrissyalex Written Oct 9, 2004

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    Fonte Moursica

    Fonte Mourisca or the Moorish Fountain is one of the prettiest and most ornate fountains in Sintra. I loved the elaborate tilework and intricate design.

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