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Roman aqueduct of Fuente de la Arena (Hydraulic Heritage)

Diputación de Málaga

Roman aqueduct of Fuente de la Arena (Hydraulic Heritage)

It has been mentioned since ancient times as part of the hydraulic system that supplied the Roman city of Arunda. The water reached the San Francisco district after travelling 5 km from the Fuente de la Arena spring and was collected in the Predicatorio tower for pressure purposes.

GENERAL INFORMATION

• Heritage Value: High
• Landscape Value: Medium
• Condition: Low state of repair
• Type of hydraulic structure: Canal
• Stage of the Great Málaga Path: Stage 24: Ronda - Estación de Benaoján
• Where to find it: Ronda
• Period: 3rd century CE
• Architect: Unknown
• UTM Coordinates: 305977,6456, 4064324,482

HOW TO FIND IT

The ruins of the aqueduct spread over the southern area near Ronda. On the left side of the Las Culebras stream, below the A-369 road from Ronda to Gaucín can be found the spring of Fuente de la Arena, about 100 m from the current water collection tank. Some other remains lie roughly parallel to the road that leads to El Predicatorio (The Predicatory Tower) in the San Francisco district.

It has been mentioned since ancient times as part of the hydraulic system that supplied the Roman city of Arunda. The water reached the San Francisco district after travelling 5 km from the Fuente de la Arena spring and was collected in the Predicatorio tower for pressure purposes.

CURRENT STATUS

The remaining parts of the aqueduct present a poor state of conservation and are not protected in any way. The area that once acted as hydraulic siphon for the El Predicatorio tower has recently been reconditioned for visitors and is now being taken under protection.

Monuments and Art > Aqueduct
Zip Code 29400