El Paraje de la Fuente is located on the outskirts of town, it is an area enabled for excursions, popular meals, in short, an ideal place to spend unforgettable moments.

The Caños de Suflí Fountain is one of the most attractive and picturesque settings in the municipality. Its existence is already documented in the books of Appeal and Distribution of the Castilian repopulation and later in the Ensenada Cadastre. It has been devastated several times by the floods of the Almanzora, the last before its reconstruction in 1880.

Until there was running water in all the houses of the town, in the last third of the 20th century, the fountain was the place of supply par excellence, using pitchers in beasts to transport it to homes, as a watering hole for work animals and livestock, and also as a laundry for clothes and household supplies.

The fountain was made in a period of the heyday of Freemasonry in Spain, ordered to be built by a mayor who was fond of this movement and presents the symbolism of this institution in its design and modeling. It is rebuilt on another previous source, of Andalusian medieval origin, which collected the tributaries of the subalve waters from the boulevards that flow into the Boloyunta River in that area. The Muslim water pipes supplied a laundry located in the area of ​​La Zanja. In the dictionary of Madoz it speaks of the good waters that the town enjoys.

The Fuente de los Caños is located in a natural environment, opposite the municipality of Suflí, it is located on the left bank of the Boloyunta river, at an altitude of 634 meters. n. m. The source comes from an underground water spring made of detrital rocks. Its flow is low (<1 l / sec.) Although it is not exhausted and its access is easy, until the middle of the last century the water supplied a public laundry, currently all the flow goes to an irrigation pond. To your right is one of the highest Canadian poplars in the province (15 meters).

In front of the fountain and on both sides is the municipal recreational area, landscaped with plants, abundant trees and urban furniture. There are serval trees, palm trees, willows, laurels, ficus and Canadian poplars, tables, barbecues and stone seats, all lit by vintage iron street lamps. To the right and left of the spring there are two ditches that lead the water to the reservoir of the Suflí irrigation community and use it for agricultural use.

From this place the path of the Yeseras de Suflí (SL-A 027) begins, which takes us to some quarries and gypsum kilns, of Andalusian origin, from the 15th century.
The Fuente de los Caños has a monumental structure made in 1882, with Masonic lines, drawings and signs that stand out on the white marbled stone. Its ornamental façade is built in the Baroque style, carved in white Macael marble and with three iron pipes in the shape of a round curb.

In the center of a stone wall is the facade of the fountain. It is a rectangular marble piece embedded in the middle of the body of the wall. In this hole we see the carved stone front, the three pipes and underneath a basement with a slope towards the pond or fountain basin.

In the upper half of the plate, which supports the spouts of the fountain, there is sculpted a marble tie, a tie with three knots, in a longitudinal direction, that encompasses the entire façade.

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