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Discover the hydraulic monuments of Rojales

21 Oct 2019

Discover the hydraulic monuments of Rojales

The center of Rojales houses a collection of monuments of a hydraulic nature that began to take shape in the Middle Ages and is now one of the most representative images of the city.

It consists of a dam that causes the water level to rise from the river to the canal and to the water wheel. The water wheel is a large metal wheel that raises the water level to irrigate the highlands. Thanks to this canalization system, large arable orchard surfaces can be irrigated.

The element that visually stands out is the Charles III bridge, built in the 18th century. It has three arches supported by pyramid-shaped pillars and connects the two parts of Rojales that are separated by the river.

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