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Chafariz da Leda e o Cisne

Fountain of Leda and the Swan

Story from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces, or rapes, Leda
Germano José de Salles

Funchal /  Chafariz da Leda e o Cisne   Funchal /  Chafariz da Leda e o Cisne


Set of four bowls commissioned in 1879 and surmounted by a marble statue of Leda and the Swan.

Funchal - Chafariz da Leda e o Cisne


The fountain was first located on the old market square, Mercado D. Pedro V, which was ended in 1940. From 1941 on that location is the Mercado dos Lavradores. Since 1941 the fountain is in the courtyard of the town hall. A tile tableau at the Mercado dos Lavradores shows the old situation.

Funchal - Chafariz da Leda e o Cisne


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Locatie (N 32°39'0" - W 16°54'30")

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