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Chafariz das Moiras, Lisbon

The Chafariz das Moiras (Moiras Fountain) is now in the Alfama district of downtown Santa Maria Maior in Lisbon. The fountain and tank were originally in Lumiar northeast of the center of Lisbon and were in operation until 1940. The facade was moved to its present site as decoration after the stone water tank was demolished. The fountain was designed by the architect José Theresio Michelotti.

Chafariz das Moiras, Lisbon.


The fountain was built between 1813 to 1815 during the Peninsular War (1807-1814) when French forces were expelled by Portuguese and British troops under the command of Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington.

The Baroque style fountain has three water spouts and a royal coat of arms with the following inscription: "Utilidade do Público Anno de 1815."

Access - Getting There

Largo do Correio-Mor
1100-179 Lisboa.

The fountain is on the same street, Rua de São Mamede as the nearby Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre). The nearest Lisbon metro station to the Teatro Romano is Terreiro do Paço; Alternatively take any of Lisbon buses: #711, #714, #732, #735, #737, #736, #759, #760, #781, #782, and the Aerobus to Terreiro do Paço.


The fountain and the Teatro Romano are close to the Praça do ComércioArco da Rua AugustaLisbon Cathedral, the Igreja de Santo António, the Museu do Aljube and the Fundação José Saramago in the Casa dos Bicos building.

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