La Foncalada

La Foncalada
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Asturias
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Location Oviedo, Spain Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 43°21′55″N 5°50′46″W / 43°21′55″N 5°50′46″W / 43.36531; -5.84606
Criteria Cultural: ii, iv, vi
Reference 312
Inscription 1985 (9th Session)
Extensions 1998
La Foncalada is located in Spain
La Foncalada
Location of La Foncalada

written on it. Built in Pre-Romanesque style, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1998.

It was originally placed near the city walls, next to an ancient Roman road. The decoration on top depicts the Victory Cross, symbol of Asturias.


The Foncalada, pre-romanesque fountain in today's city center of Oviedo.

This public fountain is erected over a spring. The source is a rectangle of about 4 metres (13 ft) wide. It has a shape of a vaulted chapel and is crowned by the royal ensign of the Victory Cross. Below the Asturian Cross, two inscriptions remain:

(Hoc Sign) O Tvetvr Pivs, Hoc Signo Vi (Ncitvr, Inimicvs)
"With this sign the pious are protected, With this sign you shall defeat the enemy"

(Signvm Salvtis Po) Ne Domine In Fonte (Ista Vt Non Permitas) Introire Angelvm Percv (Tientem)
"Lord, put the sign of the salvation on this fountain to not allow hitting angel to enter"

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