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Cortegana – Fountains of El Santo and La Caja

Monuments in Huelva

Fountains of El Santo & La Caja – Cortegana

Fountains of El Santo and La Caja Useful Information.

El Santo fountain is located next to the San Sebastián Church and the La Caja fountain is located near the Bullring in the locality of Cortegana.

Both fountains were build around 1850, and the were used for domestic supply before the arrival of distilled water to the houses. These have a very simple structure, consisting of a semicircular box where the spout empties out water from the spring located at Santa Barbara Hill.

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About Cortegana

The municipality of Cortegana is located to the north of the province of Huelva, part of its term belonging to the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park. Its territory is divided into two geographical sectors, separated from each other by land belonging to Aroche and Almonaster la Real. The location of the nucleus of Cortegana is defined by its location at the point of intersection of the lines of peaks that divide the hydrographic basins of the Guadiana (to the north) and the Odiel (to the south) and at the confluence of the headwaters of various riverbeds ( Chanza, Olivargas, …). Read more…


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