Go with the flow
Go with the flow
Walk along the path that water used to follow, stroll through the Roman aqueduct to the Cella fountain and follow the course of the Mother canal to theCañizar lagoon, a place of great ornithological wealth.
That wáter is a precious commodity is something that ancient civilizations already knew. Proof of this is the Roman Aqueduct that supplies the waters of the Guadalaviarto the population settled in Cella. It is one of the most important public hydraulic works in the Iberian Peninsula, carried out in the 1st century. It has a 25 km route that we can do on foot with good footwear. If you prefer to drive there are eight sections adapted for the visit with interpretive tables, where toy can leave the vehicle nearby. In the sections from Cella to Gea, toy can find open –air channels and, reaching Gea, galleries dug into the rock. For guided tours you can contact the Visitor Center of the Roman Aqueduct.
If you let yourself be carried away by the current you will arrive at the Fuente de Cella, emblem of the municipality. This spring water is the largest artesian well in Europe, with a flow that can reach 3,500 liters per second. Although it is from medieval times, the masonry wall that surrounds it was built by the engineer Domingo Ferrari around 1730. This is a recreational space for the whole family, in which the children can enjoy their swings, and the older ones can stroll through their surroundings between the orchards and the banks of the river.
The river that is born here is called Rio Cella or Acequiamadre, whose current will take us to the Laguna del Cañizar, which occupies part of the terms of Cella and Villarquemado. It is a freshwater wetland that, since 2006 and in differentephases, is in the process of recovery, becoming an ambitious environmental restoration project. Due to its environmental characteristics, this place has a rich and important biodiversity. Depending on the season of the year in which you come, you will not be the only visitor. We have very special travelers passing through, such as the thousands of cranes that migrate every winter from Africa, or endangered species such as the bittern and the black kite. A place of ornithological interest but also, with an attractiveenvoronment where you can walk, cycle, spend a day on a picnic or simply enjoy the tranquility that it transmits.
If you have been wanting to know more, in Caudé, Celadas and Torrelacárcel there are still interesting remmmants of the Civil War. Head over to the section of our website Secure yourself.
Accommodation in: Cella, Celadas, Villarquemado, Santa Eulalia del Campo.
Restoration in: Cella, Villarquemado, Santa Eulalia del Campo y Celada