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“Quiet mountainside town”
Review of Sao Joao Fountain

Sao Joao Fountain
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Luso
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Luso is a quiet mountainside town near the northern tip of Buçaco National Park. It’s known for its mineral springs and thermal baths. A charming village to explore, also with the São João Fountain in the village square where anyone can fill up their bottles with mineral water. In the same square sits a small 18th century chapel called “Capela de São João” Evangelista. The neighbouring town of Buçaco is also a must see. This was an unscheduled stop for us and did not disappoint.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Been here loads and certainly worth a visit. You see so many people maiden with empty water jugs to fill up on free luso mineral water.

Thank Mike E
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Just a fountain where you can get fresh water and fill your bottles. Normally a lot of people is picking water here. Nothing special (the fountain) but the water is very good.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

In the small but very touristic village of Luso, you have the “Fountain São João”. On this fountain there are allot of people who are filling their plastic 5 litre bottles with the water, a lot are coming with small van´s to fill up 20 and more bottles. The upper floor of the fountain has a glaze structure who gives you the possibility to have an inside view on the floating water. Normally the water is bottled by the company da “Agúa de Luso”. And on this level you will also be able to visit the small chapel called “Capela de São João” Evangelista who is from the 18th century. People who have seen Luso more than 10 years ago will be surprised when returning, this because of a complete restructuration of the surrounding area of the Fountain.

Thank Hans G
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If your in luso it's definitely worth visiting and filling up your water bottles. It's great to see all the history around the fountain too so then you can see how it's developed over the decades.

Thank claire e
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