This fountain was probably excavated during the Islamic period and played a major role in the creation of this urban core. Next to it, under a porch with arches, there are several washing places with ten stone basins. The fountain is a “qanat” or irrigation tunnel, which still fully conserves a dry stone gallery and the flat slab roof which shelters the route.
Following the Catalan conquest, a direct access was made to the mother well with a large stairway which reaches the two basins into which the well water flows. The excess water from the basins spills through a lateral conduit until it rejoins the original drainage canal of the qanat. Outside, the system is completed by a series of basins, which must have served as a trough and several ponds. The surplus water flows along a semi-circular vaulted sewer made of fitted stone which also drains the floods from the Torrentera (rainwater) channel. The entire complex conserves the stone road.
The moisture from this fountain has populated the environment of this village with lush vegetation.
Next to the entrance to the fountain premises, there is the “Creu de Terme” or Pina Municipal Border Cross, dated in 1903 with a Neo-Gothic Style made of sandstone and limestone. There are two inscriptions of Christ (IHS and PX) and the Coat of Arms of Pina (a pine tree and the letters, “NA”); beside it, there is a hackberry tree and the entrance to the gardens has a segmental arch and an ornamental homage to Dr. W. Mendel dated 1988; a path with a pergola provides access to this patio.
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Algaida, Randa and Pina
Algaida is a typical rural area found in the most southern part of the region called “Pla de Mallorca”, a place where agricultural traditions are still commemorated in the local spirit. Algaida is, however, also a place of great diversity, both in its landscapes and when it comes to the things you can do here. There are a bunch of local points of interest to see such as the parish church of Sant Pere i Sant Pau, the old stone crosses in the streets, the famous Cura sanctuary, the Xina windmill and the medieval chapel of Castellitx built immediately after the Catalan conquest of the island. But there is also the famous Gordiola glass factory and the Modelmon interior design showroom. Algaida also celebrates its traditions several times a year with entertaining festivals in the town, absolutely worth attending for a cultural input.
More Points of Interest and things to do in Algaida, Randa and Pina
Other monuments to visit in Mallorca
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.