RUIZ FLORINDO AND WATER ROUTE

It is a route that, from the urban center of Puerto Real, follows the route of the 18th century aqueduct, the work of Antonio Ruiz Florindo, and enters the countryside of Puerto Real. The route, ideal for cycling, also connects with the beginning of the layout of the Dos Bahías Green Corridor, which links the Bay of Cádiz and the Bay of Algeciras through a network of livestock trails, called Parque de las Cañadas de Puerto Real.

CAJA DEL AGUA

The building dates from 1780, was designed by Antonio Ruiz Florindo and is located in the area traditionally known as La Laguna (The Lagoon), one of the entrances of the Villa. This area was the cradle of the most representative flamenco palo (style)  in the city, the liviana. It is part of the 18th century’s water supply works to Puerto Real, some years before than Cádiz or Málaga. The building is a vaulted cube with attic niches decorated with Triana tiles with the iconography of those who were, at the end of the 18th century, patron saints of Puerto Real: San Roque, San Sebastián and the Virgen del Rosario.

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2 EL PORVENIR GARDEN

This Romantic garden, included in the General Catalog of Gardens of Andalusia, was opened to the public in 1872 and remodeled in 1885. It is an enormously valuable space within the urban design of the city, not only because of its antiquity, but also because of the great variety of ornamental trees and shrubs it contains. As a part of the space visitors can see a 17th century inn, the Posada de Bello, remodeled during the 20th century.

AUTRAN’S MILL AND FORTIFIED HOUSE

Dated in 1760 and owned by the French naval constructor Ciprián Autrán, this house was occupied and fortified in 1810 by the French army during the War of Independence. The mill wheel attached to it, also of the 18th century, was used as a defensive watchtower.

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5 TORRES DE VENTILACIÓN 

They are part of the aqueduct that brought water to Puerto Real at the end of the 18th century, the work of Antonio Ruiz Florindo, and prior to modern water canalization systems in cities such as Málaga and Cádiz. Its route can be followed through the countryside of Puerto Real from the Fuente de la Higuera to the Caja del Agua, in the urban core of the city.

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