|Part of||Monuments of Oviedo and the |
|Cultural: (i), (ii), (iv)|
|Inscription||1985 (9th |
|Area||0.001 ha (0.0025 acres)|
|Buffer zone||1.58 ha (3.9 acres)|
The Foncalada is a fountain of potable water located outside the city walls of
It was originally placed near the city walls, next to an ancient Roman road. The decoration on top depicts the
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
(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"