Fonte da Vila, Castelo de Vide

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  • Being in Fonte da Vila means that you have already entered the Medieval Town. It is a very well preserved town with many Jewish marks. This fountain is a good example of a meeting point and of an... 
    Being in Fonte da Vila means that you have already entered the Medieval Town. It is a very well preserved town with many Jewish marks. This fountain is a good example of a meeting point and of an...  more »
  • they finally repaired the fountain, it must have been the center of the Jewish Qtr, where people collected the water for their daily needs, it must have been also a place of meeting or cloth... 
    they finally repaired the fountain, it must have been the center of the Jewish Qtr, where people collected the water for their daily needs, it must have been also a place of meeting or cloth...  more »
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  • The Fonte would be part of the Judiaria, the Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide, one of the most important and well-preserved examples of the Jewish presence in Portugal, dating back to the 13th century. The Fonte da Vila was built in the 16th century, during the reign of King João III, probably altered and remodelled or even finished in later years. The structure constituted the point of radial urban development that is present in the five surrounding streets, on a path that linked the Castle to Fonte da Vila, which has been propagated over time. The fountain has a rectangular shape with a pyramidal cover, supported by six marble columns, with four spouts in the centre. In the centre are represented the arms of the county and those of Portugal. Surrounding and delimiting the Fonte da Vila is a wall, which also includes a drinking fountain.
  • Cool historical site with Jewish history.

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