An artist poses in front of the Moorish Fountain

An artist poses in front of the Moorish Fountain

This artist was dressed up as a medieval princess and the guy ( a visitor) with a camera took hundreds of photos of this unique setting

This artist was dressed up as a medieval princess and the guy ( a visitor) with a camera took hundreds of photos of this unique setting

This beautiful fountain is located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace

This beautiful fountain is located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace

It was built in 1922 by the master sculptor of Sintra, Josť da Fonseca

It was built in 1922 by the master sculptor of Sintra, Josť da Fonseca

The Moorish Fountain is built on the Islamic architecture (Arabic inspiration)

The Moorish Fountain is built on the Islamic architecture (Arabic inspiration)

Due to the Islamic influence and style, this mountain was named 'the Moorish Foutain'

Due to the Islamic influence and style, this mountain was named 'the Moorish Foutain'

A seal at the facade of the fountain - it depicts a castle or palace

A seal at the facade of the fountain - it depicts a castle or palace

Azulejos (comes from Arabic word zellige) are famous among the historical monuments in Portugal and this fountain was no exception

Azulejos (comes from Arabic word zellige) are famous among the historical monuments in Portugal and this fountain was no exception

A closer look at the tilework used in the Moorish Fountain

A closer look at the tilework used in the Moorish Fountain

This fountain is only five minutes walk away from the National Palace of Sintra

This fountain is only five minutes walk away from the National Palace of Sintra

Interior of the fountain - it is very simple yet elegant fountain

Interior of the fountain - it is very simple yet elegant fountain

The Moorish Fountain is now recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Moorish Fountain is now recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site

This lady was part of the Festival de Estatuas Vivas (Living Statues Festival) held in Sintra

This lady was part of the Festival de Estatuas Vivas (Living Statues Festival) held in Sintra

A closer look at the living statue - she was quite still in front of the fountain

A closer look at the living statue - she was quite still in front of the fountain

Area in front of the Moorish Fountain - the road which connect Sintra Village with the National Palace passes beside the hill

Area in front of the Moorish Fountain - the road which connect Sintra Village with the National Palace passes beside the hill

Fountain of the Small Birds (Fonte dos Passarinhos in Portuguese) is located inside a park which is part of the National Pena Palace

Fountain of the Small Birds (Fonte dos Passarinhos in Portuguese) is located inside a park which is part of the National Pena Palace

It was a rainy day and whole area was covered in clouds - I could imagine that it would be a wonderful sight on a clear day

It was a rainy day and whole area was covered in clouds - I could imagine that it would be a wonderful sight on a clear day

Tile work on the exterior of the fountain

Tile work on the exterior of the fountain

Dome of the fountain is built in the Persian style and it has Arabic written on it

Dome of the fountain is built in the Persian style and it has Arabic written on it

It praises the return of Vasco da Gama and D. Manual is addressed as Sultan

It praises the return of Vasco da Gama and D. Manual is addressed as Sultan

Iron bars at the front of the fountain - these bars are decorated with the crescent ( a typical symbol in Islam)

Iron bars at the front of the fountain - these bars are decorated with the crescent ( a typical symbol in Islam)

Interior of the Fountain of the Small Birds - this fountain was built in the 19th century

Interior of the Fountain of the Small Birds - this fountain was built in the 19th century

Water was flowing into a smal pool - in the past (even still today) this fountain was used to drink water

Water was flowing into a smal pool - in the past (even still today) this fountain was used to drink water

A bench made of concrete was placed in front of the fountain

A bench made of concrete was placed in front of the fountain

Plants and area around the Fountain of the Small Birds

Plants and area around the Fountain of the Small Birds