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Sao Jose Fountain, Tiradentes

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Dating from 1749, Sao Jose Fountain this attractive colonial fountain is all the more picturesque thanks to its pleasant wooded surroundings. With its stone cross, Portuguese coat of arms and statue of St. Joseph, the fountain bears a striking resemblance to the facade of a church. The three separate water spouts are for humans, animals and clothes washing, and the water is supplied by a slave-built aqueduct from 1 km (0.6 mi) away. The fountain is still in use today, so feel free to quench your thirst whilst you are there. To visit Sao Jose Fountain and get the most from your holiday in Tiradentes, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tiradentes trip itinerary maker.
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  • Wonderful atmosphere! Is a film scenary. Pays off to Go with horse carriage. You will feel in the 1700s.  more »
  • This is the first fountain I've seen in my life where it combines three purposes: drinking for humans, for horses and to wash laundry. It is purposefully set up with three different environments. When...  more »
  • Get a guide we suggest: "Becos and Bosques" from Agencia VivaMinas. The owner, Eto is very nice and he is graduated in History and the tour is really fantastic. He tells all the history about the city...  more »
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  • Worth a visit for the architecture in the form of Church and the story behind the founding of cidafe. It was recently restored. The water comes through a channel behind the stone fountain with a length of one kilometer until the spring in the Woods Mother of water which can also be visited.
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  • Built in 1749 has option to go to the source and check that no specific tools managed to maintain the trim of the water to the fountain.
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  • The fountain is cool for pictures ... you have q's history account tab location, interesting meeting
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  • The fountain is much more interesting if you have a guide that tell the story of the city and each site. Can you imagine everything as it was. Beautiful!
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