Chafariz de São José

Tiradentes, a small town in the state of Minas Gerais, is one of the historic centers of Baroque art best preserved of Brazil. Thanks to that is visited by people of all countries of the world and tourism is its main economic activity. In half of the twentieth century, Tiradentes was proclaimed national heritage with their houses, lamps, churches, monuments and other recovered parts.

In this picture we see the Fountain of St. Joseph built in 1749 to supply the town with drinking water then it was also used for washing clothes and watering hole, especially horses. It has an aqueduct built by the slaves of the time, which brings water from a spring about a kilometer away. The fountain is in operation today.


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