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Monda – La Jaula Fountain

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Monda – La Jaula Fountain

La Jaula Fountain is located in C/ Jaula (street), in the town of Monda.

In the world of Islam, wáter was of primer importance. Water was used for washing, driking, refreshing, irrigating… it is one of the symbols of the Islamic Paradise. Several fountains of Islamic origins survive: “Meamea”, “Esquina”, “Jaula” and “Villa”.

“La Jaula” fountain is the most important of all. Its name comes from the Arabian word al-Haura, which means fountain on the outskirts or in the depression. Apart from supplying water for neighbours and their animals, the water was used to irrigate the Pitalata and Afetarix districts towards Coín and Guaro, respectively, by means of irrigation channels.

We can see the wear on the stones that form the trough due to the friction of the vessels used to carry water.

It was reformed in the XVIII century and a public wash-house was added supported by round arches made of cooked clay. Inside, there is a large basin with stone slabs used for washing. This was-house was used well into the XX century and is presently one of the most beautiful monuments, and one with the greatest ethnographic significance, in our town.

La Jaula Fountain - Monda

La Jaula Fountain - Monda

Public Wash-House of Monda - La Jaula Fountain

Public Wash-House of Monda

Monda Town Hall


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