The Fuente de los Cien Caños Natural Monument is the place where the Guadalhorce River is springing up at two walls of a limestone hillside of the Sierra de San Jorge, in Villanueva del Trabuco. Here the water flows through a high number of upwellings, all collected by a multitude of ditches by which the upper ones communicate with the lower ones by an infinity of pipes (in reality 101 pipes). The flow of water results in an impressive spectacle that gives birth to the river.

Calcareous rocks, pines and olive trees, together with the typical riverside vegetation, serve to compose a beautiful landscape of contrasts around this fountain, of modern construction, which years ago was declared as a natural monument of Andalusia. The channel contributes to other interesting natural places, such as the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and the mouth of the Guadalhorce River.


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