It may seem like something small now, but during the 19th century this fountain was very important for bringing water to the entire population. Now, the water from the aqueduct goes through the walls to reach the centre of the town and this fountain, which was built especially for this purpose. Imagine how busy it must have been all day, given that it was located in one of the town’s main squares, a convenient place for everyone to come and collect their water whenever they needed it.
The stories that this fountain must have heard! If stones could speak…
These days, the purpose of this Marble fountain is merely decorative and it is part of the town’s history but, during the 19th century, it was used to supply the entire city with water channelled from outside.
It is important to emphasize that this work was not as easy as it might first appear, given that the town is at an elevation of 400 meters. Also, although it is hard to believe, the fountain was restored for the first time in February 1994 thanks to some refurbishment and improvement works that were carried out on the square.