Natural fountains and Springs

You will discover the following landmarks:
Fuente de las Pansas
Pocico de la Buitrera
Pocico Lisón (El Puerto)
Fuente del Pulpillo
Fuente del Pinar
Fuente del Madroño
Municipal Well of Casa Tárraga
Pocico de las Viñas o del Tío Araña
Mina Bellod


Fuente de las Pansas
It’s an ancient natural water spring rising from upwelling which is formed by a stone hollow with a diameter of 3 metres, surrounded by reeds (Juncus Scirpus). In spite of being dry at present, it had been used since Roman times. Proof of this are the remains of hydraulic construction from this period (between the first to fifth centuries A.D.) for water supply to Casa de la Ermita. It’s located in a small levelled area between the forest area with Aleppo pines, brushes, and crops.
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Pocico de la Buitrera
It’s a municipal well with water, in a circular shape, with a diameter of 1,2 metres, made of dry stone and 2,5 metres deep. It has a parapet more or less triangular, 0,40 metres high. It’s located next to a path, between the croplands and the boundaries of the mountain, in the riverbed of a ravine joining downstream the Rambla del Arabí (Arabi’s ravine). You can find a sandy land, with bulrush (Scirpus holoschoenus), ephedra, rosemary, houseleek, Globularia alypum…etc. It was restored by the Town Council in 2014.

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Pocico Lisón (El Puerto)
It’s a rectangular subterranean hole 1 metres wide by 1,7 metres high, made of stone masonry. The water can be found at 2,5 metres in depth. The edge of the well is at ground level, in the shade of a fig tree (Ficus carica) and surrounded by a pasture with onion weeds and reeds. It’s close to a path and a small hill with rosemary, juniper, esparto field, Mediterranean buckthorn and other bushes. There are still two rock sinks 2 metres high by 0,5 metres wide each one. It was restored by the Town Council in 2014.

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Fuente del Pulpillo
It’s a municipal spring, with a watering hole and a pond, in the wider part of a drovers’ road, located in the crossing of la Vereda Real de los Serranos and el Cordel del Pozuelo, in a farming environment. The water flows along an underground passage (a sort of ditch) with a metal door formed by nine shafts or manholes going through cereal crops and reaching a masonry hut approximately 1 metre high. The watering hole is large and it has ashlar stone work. The pond, which has two water inlets, is 27 metres sideways.
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Fuente del Pinar
It’s a spring flowing through a small valley and borders of land parcels, in a farming environment, with an underground riverbed 550 metres long, with 8 ventilation shafts with short square parapets sealed with cement. There is another riverbed 233 metres long going through a wet grassland formed by Scirpus, true grasses and other plants. It also has a water pipe with drinking troughs made from ashlar and masonry, as well as a pond. There is an elm grove (Ulmus minor) at the foot of the water pond.

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Fuente del Madroño
It’s a natural spring formed by a municipal well, from which two small temporary upwellings, situated on a lower level, rise. The well is made of dry masonry, with a diameter of 0,65 and 4,5 metres in depth. It also has a piping for water, a well, a washing place and three stone sinks (one of which is broken). The natural spring is located next to a path, between crops and the boundaries of the mountain. Pastures, reeds and other plants make up the environment. It was restored by the town council in 2014.

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Municipal Well of Casa Tárraga
It’s a circular well made of masonry and ashlar stone measuring 2,0 x 2,3 metres in the base with a maximum height of 2,3 metres. It has a parapet measuring 0,70 metres with 2 pilasters supporting an old wooden beam. Its well-head is covered by firewood. Until a few years ago, there was still water in the well. Located in the boundary of croplands and forest areas, it is sparsely vegetated in the surroundings, next to a path, between Casa de la Mina and the road MU-404. MU-404. It was restored by the Town Council in 2014.

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Pocico de las Viñas o del Tío Araña
It’s a circular well with a diameter of 0,75 metres, made of dry stone and 3,5 metres in depth. It has a newly-made parapet built with concrete blocks. The well is located in a steep slope and a crossroad, between vine cultivation lands and olive-growing areas. There are some reeds around the area. It has been dry since 1999-2000 approximately. There are several reed beds.

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Mina Bellod
It’s an almost circular well, which can be found under a small rocky overhang, with approximate dimensions of 0,90 metres in diameter and 2 metres deep. There is a fig tree on its entrance, as well as a southern maidenhair fern and other plants. It is located at the foot of Cerro de la Mina, which is part of Sierra del Príncipe, situated 3-4 metres from a country road. The hillside is covered with rosemary and esparto fields. There are some crops in the surroundings.The hillside is covered with rosemary and esparto fields. There are some crops in the surroundings.
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