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Sao Jose Fountain, Tiradentes
(2.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The fountain is a typical attraction of Tiradentes (MG). But it's so important that the IPHAN restored it recently. Put the plate, "spent" money and intervened inappropriately. Even in the city, or who knows you like the restoration work, poorly made. Worth the criticism to learn how to best conserve our heritage!
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  • The fountain has a very interesting story, but the site seems to be abandoned. The information plate facing off, and I had to search on the internet about the history of the site. Too bad the story get stranded like that, but it's a tourist spot worth visiting.
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  • The place is nice, but it's extremely bad care. The dirty water and bad infrastructure. But a tourist spot to be evaluated.
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