Moorish Fountain
Moorish Fountain
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Eva T
United Kingdom2,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We walked on Volta do Duche and this drinking water fountain is located in about half way along. Inside was a stone seating. It's very decorative, worth to make stop and take a photo.
Written 26 May 2023
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kimlovesjaws
Essex, UK1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
An amazing articulate piece of architecture which is so detailed with blue and white tiles
Worth a walk by for a photo and to appreciate it
Written 18 April 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Moorish Fountain (Fonte Mourisca) is located along Volta do Duche. This is delightful public fountain designed by José da Fonseca (1922) and embraces Moorish features and design including a jagged arched entrance, outer horseshoe as well as symmetric teal tiled facade. You can walk into the half-moon shaped interior where you find seats, relief from the sun or rain as well as spout pouring spring water into a basin below.

Overall, the Moorish Fountain might be the pretties of the handful of decorative street fountains around Sintra. It is picturesque and a neat place to find (and to stop for water bottle refills) while exploring the city.
Written 9 April 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK19,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
As you walk along the road into the town you could easily this this pretty fountain, but take a photograph and move on.
Written 18 November 2022
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john b
Valparaiso, IN836 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You walk by it on the main road walk. Just there, as there are others. Not much else to say. I wouldn't drink from there but people must?
Written 17 October 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This large public water fountain is one of the sights that you pass if you are walking from the train station into the old town along the Volta do Duche. It looks centuries old but surprisingly it’s nowhere near as as old as it looks and was only built in 1922. However the revivalist design harks back to 13th/14th century Moorish architecture with an exaggerated arabesque style. The entrance is formed by three large horse-shoe arches and it’s covered in the highly decorative and traditional azulejos tiles.
It’s not a must-see on its own but you can fill your water bottle here and the Volta do Duche walk has several other interesting sights, including the whimsical Town Hall and pillory and a series of large sculptures and artworks.
Written 16 February 2021
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Fonte Mourisca or the Moorish Fountain is a public water fountain sited by the roadside on the Volta do Duche in Sintra. It is a moorish revival structure, built in 1922 by Jose da Fonseca. These springs still provide drinking water and you can often see some people filling bottles from them. The very moorish looking Fonte Mourisca spring in Sintra. Lovely.
Written 23 June 2020
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neil_hun
Horsham, UK183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you walk the road between Sintra station and the old town, you can't miss the Moorish Fountain. Beautiful colours and ornate architecture make this otherwise inconspicuous spot worth stopping to appreciate. There are also some interesting modern sculptures lining the roadside, which makes for a very enjoyable stroll from the station
Written 22 February 2020
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GehlKing
Cambridge, Canada72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
you just walk down the road and they have all these fountains and wall monuments they are a very nice deversions , so nice walking around, love all the tile work
Written 7 February 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
No matter how longg or how short a time you are spending in Sintra, at least one hour should be reserved for some strolling or hiking, in order to better see the architecture, the stuff on sale on the sidewalk, and any other monuments you may otherwise miss.
The Moorish Fountain is on the right hand if you just get of the bus one stop before the end of the line, on your way back from Pena.
Written 19 January 2020
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