Fountain of the Idol, Braga, Portugal

The Fountain of the Idol (Fonte do Ídolo) is a small shrine dating from the Roman period, which probably begun being built in the first century. It is associated with the water cult, dedicated to the Galician and Lusitanian gods Tongoe Nabiagus and Nabia.
It was first identified by Georg Brau in his map of Braga, in 1594. The monument was first studied in the late 19th century, early 20th century by the well-known Portuguese archaeologist José Leite Vasconcelos, contributing to its classification as a national monument.
On January 2006 the interpretive pavilion was inaugurated, protecting the monument from further deterioration.

Opening hours: Tue. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., Sun. and Holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: €1.70 (€3.10 together with the Roman baths)


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