Visit about Fountains in the Museum collection - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Visit about Fountains in the Museum collection

14 de September, 2023

The Soares dos Reis National Museum offers visits with different themes, to discover unexpected and surprising details about its history and collections. As part of the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s summer programme, and coinciding with the celebration of European Heritage Days, a guided tour of the fountains in the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s collection will take place on 22 September at 11am.


Water, an essential element for life, inspired the construction of structures for its distribution, fountains and fountains, which marked urbanism and city life.


Fountains and fountains scattered throughout the city’s streets, squares and squares are places where Porto’s heritage and history are visible and the sound of water echoes. Fonte dos Leões, Fonte Monumental Mouzinho da Silveira, Fonte da Cantareira, Chafariz do Passeio Alegre, Chafariz da Trindade and Fonte da Praça da Ribeira are some examples of the city’s most emblematic fountains.


According to the municipal company Águas do Porto, the city currently has a total of 170 fountains and 65 water fountains distributed throughout the urban fabric.


On this visit, we suggest discovering some fountain statues that belonged to fountains that have disappeared from the city of Porto, among other objects and representations in the long-term exhibition at the Soares dos Reis National Museum.