Fonte dos Leões - Carmo - Porto

Fonte dos Leões - Carmo - Porto

The Fonte dos Leões (Lion fountain) sits in the square next to the Igreja dos Carmos. Built in the 19th century, this octagonal Romanesque marble fountain features 4 lion statues, although they are actually appear a little griffin-like with their wings.

The backdrop are the wonderful azulejos of the Carmo church. Dating back to 1912 these tiles depict the founding of the Carmelite Order and Mount Carmel.


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