Virtudes Fountain

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  • Statues & Sculptures
  • Fountains,
  • Address: Passeio das Virtudes, 4050-629 Porto
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Built in 1619, also known as Rio Frio Fountain, it comprises a high fronton, lined by pyramids, ending on a segment of an arch cut by the royal coat of arms, with five shield and six castles. The arms and its lettering have two castles, in a half-relief, divided by a now empty niche that used to hold the stone image of The Virgin, known as Lady of Virtues. The ensemble represented the city's coat of arms. The water pours out from two gigantic stone carvings into two deep tanks that line the fountain. It represents the water supply system, financed by the wine tax of 1619. Included in the Urban Wine Route.
  • GPS: 41.1439896, -8.6183227
  • Bus: STCP - 1M, STCP - 200, STCP - 201, STCP - 207, STCP - 208, STCP - 301, STCP - 303, STCP - 305, STCP - 500, STCP - 501, STCP - 703, STCP - 801, STCP - ZH, STCP - ZM, STCP - ZR, STCP - 12M, STCP - 13M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Massarelos - Carmo, STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles