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Fuente de Piedra

Diputación de Málaga
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    What is known today as the Fuente de la Piedra, was built in the 18th century respecting the original natural spring which existed in the area and after which the village itself was named. It is...

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    The first human settlements in this area date back to the 5th century BC. However, the documentation available only has records of such as far back as the Romans. This information is in the for of a...

Fuente de Piedra (Fountain of Stone) is a typical Andalusian village on the plain of the region of Antequera, Malaga province.

This town stands out for its natural setting, strong traditions and the lagoon that bears its name, listed as a nature reserve.

 

IN FUENTE DE PIEDRA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Fuente de la Piedra which gives name to this town, dating from the XVIII century, and was built on an earlier fountain built by the Romans. The initial source was known by the name of Fons Divinus referring to its healing waters.

Another must-see sites is the parish church of Our Lady of Virtues of Moorish style with Gothic touch. Originally in the XIX century, this temple was attached to the municipality of Mollina where the offering was given to Our Lady of Mercy chapel.

The structure of this town is a claim in itself, because in its straight streets, one can find houses on two levels with lintels door and wrought iron balconies. Particularly, it is noteworthy, the neoclassical palace of the Marquesa de Fuente de Piedra of the XIX century , the summer residence of the Condes del Castillejo del Tajo, and the parish of the Duke of Mandos.

For all the travellers who are fan of oenology, the famous wineries of Malaga Virgen (an extraordinary sweet wine) are a must, because in its 250 hectares of area, four varieties of grapes are grown. Facilities at this vineyard are in the estate of Vistahermosa, founded in 1885.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Fuente de Piedra
Town Hall
C/ Ancha, 9, 29520 
952735016
952735317
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 91 km2
Altitude 443 m
Latitude 37º 08'
Length -4º 44'
Distance to Málaga City 70,9 km
Demographics
Population 2507
Men 1289
Women 1218
Nationality Villafontenses