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Chafariz das Águas Boas

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Hidden : 3/8/2011
In Lisboa, Portugal
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Chafariz das Águas Boas ou de Santo António da Convalescença



A rainha Dª. Maria I requereu, através de provisão de 12 de Dezembro de 1791, que os directores da Real Obra das Águas Livres estudassem as nascentes que poderiam vir a abastecer chafarizes nas estradas da Convalescença (actual Estrada de Benfica) e das Laranjeiras (uma vez que os moradores dessa zona já, por diversas vezes, tinham pedido à Direcção da Real Obra a construção de chafarizes ou fontes nestes locais).

O Chafariz das Águas Boas ou de Santo António da Convalescença só viria a ficar concluído no início do século XIX, em 1817.

Na sua
fachada destaca-se a seguinte inscrição: 'Real obra de Agoas Livres. Anno de 1817', sobrepujada pelo escudo das armas de D. João VI, encimado pela coroa real. Por sua vez, no plano superior do tanque do chafariz distingue-se um pequeno nicho com uma sanefa e laço central que se desenvolve até às 2 bicas.



Queen Dª Maria I asked, through the provision of 12 December 1791, the directors of the Real Obra das Águas Livres to study the sources that could supply fountains on the Estrada da Convalescença (current Estrada de Benfica) and Laranjeiras (as the residents in these areas had, on several occasions, asked the Real Obra das Águas Livres to build fountains or springs in these locations).

The Fountain of Águas Boas ou de Santo António da Convalescença (Good Water or St. Anthony's Convalescence) was only to be completed in early nineteenth century, in 1817.

On its facade there is the inscription: 'Real obra de Agoas Livres. Anno de 1817', overcome by the coat of arms of D. João VI, crowned by the royal crown. In turn, from the upper plan of the fountain’s top tank, stands out a little niche with a valance and tie that central develops up to two spouts


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