MOORISH FOUNTAIN OF RANDA
This emblematic hydraulic system, was originally developed by the Moors. The system allows to lead water directly from the mountains, and into the basins.
The fountain consists of a qanat from the Islamic era. It is found on the road which ascends to Cura (with sections of the old stone path), with the village washing places on the side. These washing places have a porch with three semi-circular arches and the washer’s slabs enclose the entire perimeter.
Outside the porch, a large basin collects the water from the fountain. A document dated 1551 has been conserved about it, signed by the Deputy Lieutenant of the Kingdom of Mallorca, which regulates the water distribution turns among the Randa residents.
How to find the Moorish fountain
Algaida is a typical rural area found in the most southern part of the region called “es 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 croosses 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.
Other charming destinations in the Pla de Mallorca region