Acueducto de la Hidalga y Coca y Fuente de los Ocho Caños (The Coca and La Hidalga Aqueduct / The Eight Spout Fountain) [Hydraulic Heritage]
• Heritage Value: Medium
• Landscape Value: High
• Condition: Low state of repair
• Type of hydraulic structure: Canals and fountains
• Stage of the Great Málaga Path: Stage 23. El Burgo - Ronda
• Where to find it: Ronda
• Period: 18th-century construction erected on a 16th-century construction
• Architect: Aldehuela
• UTM Coordinates: 309916,3717 , 4070233,592.
HOW TO FIND IT
The aqueduct draws water from the La Hidalga and Coca springs, in the northeast area of the village. At this point, it descends towards Ronda along a gentle route that meets the A-366 road where the aqueduct arches have been cut off to accommodate the road and railway. The Eight Spout fountain sits at the Padre Jesús quarter, next to the old church of Santa Cecilia, to which the waters of La Hidalga used to flow up.
The site included:
- Water catchment from the Coca and La Hidalga springs - A 9.5-km layout
- Water distribution within the city through eight public fountains of which only the Eight Spout fountain is preserved
The remaining parts of the aqueduct present a poor state of conservation and are not protected in any way.