Real Fountain in Almuñécar
Real Fountain in Almuñécar

Real Fountain in Almuñecar

The fountain was originally built in 1559 and later restored in 1994. The woman represents the goddess of fertility that offers water from her ample breasts signifying abundance. There are two lion carvings flanking either side of the goddess, these are partially broken due to the addition of modern water outlets. The two marble bowls beneath the lions were added at a later date.

You can see the Royal Spanish coat of arms at the top, above the head of the goddess. And, if you look through the glass panels, you can still see the remnants of the original roman water channels. These water channels were connected to the original Roman aqueducts that serviced the town.

Getting There

The fountain is located in the middle of the old town, or "casco antiguo", where the street splits (la Calle Real). It is on the right hand wall, going down to the left after the split.

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