El Real Aqueduct (Antas - Almeria)

What to see in Antas


Parish Church

Parish Church (Antas - Almeria)
The Parish Church is one of the places most frequented by locals and tourists, especially during Holy Week.

It was built in the 16th century, more specifically in the year 1505, as the main church of the town.

It is a construction that was originally very simple and classic, with a bell tower attached to the facade, which is also adorned by a clock.
Undoubtedly the site is of great religious importance, but also historical. It was this that led the council and the church to sign agreements in 2012 and 2017 to carry out a project to recover these spaces.

Like other restorations, it sought to interfere as little as possible with the original structure, improving any aspect that was necessary without affecting the integrity of the historic building.

The works were limited to reinforce the bases of the main nave and the chapel, the cleaning of the walls, the replacement of the roof, the replacement of some pieces of ceramic and marble, and the painting of the building.

El Real Aqueduct

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El Real Aqueduct (Antas - Almeria)
It is a structure of almost 300 meters, built in 1902 with the intention of leading the water to the crops of the area.

In addition to already being a historical construction by its time of completion, its importance lies is also because it is an aqueduct that was an unique for the time, being an example of innovative industrial architecture.

On the other hand, the aqueduct was made up of the construction itself, a steam engine, and an accumulation pond.
The motor propelled the water to the raft, where it was then distributed to the crops through the aqueduct.

When visiting the aqueduct you can see how impressive its structure is, as well as the vestiges of damage that the passage of time has left on its walls.

The Argar and the Gerundia


These are two archaeological sites in which important discoveries have been made from different eras of history.

Although they are two different sites, they have been declared a unique archaeological zone due to their proximity.

Both are located side by side, on a hill near the river Antas, separated only by a small trough.

In the Argar, archaeological samples have been found dating from the Bronze Age.
The Gerundia dates from the end of the Neolithic to the Chalcolithic, which makes it deeply interesting, since there are not many samples from this period.

These deposits have been considered some of the most important and essential in the research that is carried out to decipher the details of prehistory in the Iberian Peninsula.

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