Chafariz do Canos

Torres Vedras


The Chafariz do Canos is the most monumental Gothic national fountain that has survived until today.

It is the most characteristic building of Torres Vedras.

The earliest mention of this monument dates back to 1331 and was it rebuilt in 1561 by the Infanta Maria, daughter of D. Manuel I, and restored in 1831.

It consists of a covered pavilion with a cross vault ceiling ribs, the front of the pavillion are ripping arches, and to close off the set, pinnacles and indented battlements of the sixteenth century.

The interior space is occupied by a tank with two baroque fountains.

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