Alameda fountain should be working in October

One of Lisbon’s most famous Estado Novo pieces of architecture, the ‘galloping horses’ fountain in Alameda, should be working next month.

The illuminated Dom Afonso Henriques fountain has been given a facelift, after being closed during work on the red line metro extension was carried out. The fountain hasn’t been working for 240 days, while the gardens above were being redesigned and replanted. The total cost of works to the fountain, the terrace, gardens and new illuminations will set Lisbon Câmara back two million euros. The inauguration ceremony was performed by Lisbon’s temporary Câmara President, Carmona Rodrigues.