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borgelt: The cache has disappeared again. From the very short times my last replacements lasted, I get the impression that the location is compromised and somebody simply likes the magnets I use to attach the containers to their hiding place. As a consequence, I decided to close this location down: I simply cannot produce new cache containers quickly enough (and neither do I want to). I am very sorry. I think this was a good cache location.


Fuente de Foncalada (Oviedo, Spain)

A cache by borgelt Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/1/2009
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Fuente de Foncalada is an ancient fountain located at the street with the same name (Calle de Foncalada) in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. It is one of the most important pre-romanesque monuments of Oviedo.

The Site

The Fuente de Foncalada is a public fountain of potable water that was erected over a spring outside the city walls of Oviedo. It was built by King Alfonso III of Asturias in the ninth century and is considered to be one of the most important pre-romanesque monuments of Oviedo.

More information about the Fuente de Foncalada can be found on the following web pages:
Wikipedia (in English), Wikipedia (in Spanish).

The Cache

The cache is a small cylinder (about 30mm diameter, 30mm high), manufactured from the necks and caps of two plastic water bottles. Due to its small size, it contains only a logbook, no writing material (no pens or pencils). The container can be opened on both sides, which makes it easier to retrieve and replace the logbook.

Attention: The cache is not hidden directly at or in the monument called Fuente de Foncalada (this would be against cache hiding rules anyway). So please do not rummage around this ancient monument as you could spoil or break something. If you have trouble finding the cache, seek help from Google Earth, which shows the cache location fairly precisely, or use the encrypted hint.

When you hide the cache again, please make sure that it cannot be seen from anywhere, especially not from the Fuente de Foncalada.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Whfg tb gb gur vasbezngvba qrfx ;-)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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