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Fuente de Foncalada

Calle Foncalada, Esquina Con Calle Gascona, 33002, Oviedo, Spain
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Supposedly the oldest medieval public building in Europe

We came across the Foncalada when returning to our hotel from our evening meal in Calle Gascona. It... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Kevin H
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Zurich, Switzerland
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The oldest early medieval public building - still in working order

When you look for Foncalada you need to look low - the level of the street during last millenium... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
ford-ka-9-5
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Warsaw, Poland
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  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
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Calle Foncalada, Esquina Con Calle Gascona, 33002, Oviedo, Spain
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We came across the Foncalada when returning to our hotel from our evening meal in Calle Gascona. It is a spring with a protective building.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

When you look for Foncalada you need to look low - the level of the street during last millenium went up a bit so the spring and the protective building are now located below the street which bears its name. It is supposed to be...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

How does one rate a 12th century public work? No credit card needed to visit. Look for vestiges of early Oviedo as you wander the city.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A very old fountain that still is poring water naturally. The place is very small and besides watching small amounts of water coming out from the soil nothing else to see there.

Thank Salvador H
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We diverted here on our return to our hotel. interesting to see the source of the city's water supply in days gone by but littel to see really. Historians only will be impressed.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This little fountain represents a historical moment in the creation of public works for the public use, and is a quick stop and good photo op.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Although it may seem unremarkable to look at - a small, stone, hut-shaped building in a dip below present-day ground level, by a road - this is the only construction that we have from the early middle ages that was meant for the use of...More

Thank ELear
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