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Alhama de Granada Wamba Fountain

Monuments in Granada

Caño Wamba – Fountain, Alhama de Granada

Caño Wamba – Wamba Fountain
Alhama de Granada

The Caño Wamba is located few minutes from the Church of the Angustias and the Old Jail.

Built in 1533, it was the first public fountain in Alhama. Curiously it is named after a Gothic King, although there isn’t any iconographic reference that refers to him on it. On both sides of the front hood of the basin, the emblems of Isabella (the yoke) and Ferdinand (arrows) are found.

At the centre, is the shield of their grandson Carlos I of Spain (Carlos V of Germany). The fountain can be seen to be a telling representation of the new Christian power.

Caño Wamba


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