Fuente de Piedra

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MVH
London, UK8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Our guide Marta (we called through the number on their website) went above and beyond to give us a guided tour the next day. She did not speak English but through Google translate we planned our visit and had a fantastic tour. Our son really enjoyed it - especially the telescopes. Really interesting, enjoyable and worth the money (8 Euro per person).
Written April 7, 2022
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Tracy Graham
Wakefield, UK73 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Love this village. I travel here every year and stay with my parents. The village is very traditional and charming. There are plenty of tapas bars bustling until the early hours in the summer months. My little granddaughter love running around the square at night with the other children.
There is usually an outdoor cinema on Saturday nights situated outside the townhall ( free but normally in Spanish of course.)
The village has a hotel and also a campsite with an outdoor swimming pool , open to the public for a couple of euros for the day!!. The campsite also has a bar , little kiosk shop and restaurant.
Fuente de Piedra is home to a huge natural laguna . This is one of few breeding grounds for flamingos. There are also lizards etc around the lake walks.
Antequerra is about 25 mins easy drive away and you can visit the wolf park , shopping centres , Bull fighting museum plus many more interesting sights.
A must is the Torcal. Wild goats roam the mountains as you drive up. The sights are amazing. Visit the cafe there and take in the views of mountains, and eagles flying above.
Try it out for yourself its real Spain. Perfect for all. :-):-)
Written April 19, 2016
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
Fuente de Piedra is a white town located near Antequera and is close to the border of Seville Province. The population is about 2600. The town is famous for its laguna (lagoon), where thousands of flamingos nest. It is the most important nesting site of these birds in the Iberian peninsula. During wet years, about 10,000 pairs have been counted nesting in the lagoon.

The place was inhabited since prehistoric times by the Ibero tribe. The Romans came in the third century BC and called the place Fons Divinus (Divine Fountain). They recognized the medicinal value of the waters from the fountain. It is said that the Roman Emperor Trajan had water from the fountain transported to Rome for his use. In the 15th century, the area was a frontier between Christian lands and the Moorish Nazari kingdom based in Granada. In 1461 Don Rodrigo Ponce de Leon won a battle against the Moors and expelled them from the area. In 1547 the town of Antequera created a small village to house people suffering from kidney disease, so that they could drink the medicinal waters from the fountain.

In 1981 the Junta de Andalucia declared the lagoon as a natural reserve. On top of a small hill called the Cerro del Palo, the Visitor Center is located. There are explanations of the lagoon and of the flamingos. Beside the hill one can find walkways along the edge of the lagoon to look at the flamingos. Binoculars are particularly useful.

Visitor Center Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00H.
Tel: 952-712-554
Written November 6, 2013
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Brendan S
Malaga, Spain81 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Beautiful countryside, however the main purpose of visit was to see the flamingos in the lake. Was pretty sure water levels would be high due to wet winter in Andalucia, this was not the case however which meant flamingos were at far side of lake quiet a long way away.
Water levels need to be high to get good view.
Written April 11, 2017
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Alistair L
Dumfries and Galloway, UK43 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We're at a wedding in the village and this was our second visit but still love the location and surroundings. Good local bars and walks round the Laguna
Written September 27, 2018
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Ulsterman61
Belfast, UK135 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We arrived in mid May and saw a total of 5 flamingos thats not really the visitor centres fault but to be honest if they birds are not there this is no real reason to visit
Written May 22, 2017
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Sandra L
Warwick, Australia451 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited after the Donkey Sanctuary. Just 3km apart & easy access & huge carpark which was empty. Motorhomes not allowed overnight. Directed to furthest Hide and brilliant view of Flamingoes, Black-winged Stilts, Black headed gulls, egrets, Little Grebes, Terns, various ducks, etc.
We stayed for hours. Free but in VIC all in Spanish & you have to pay for audio-aid in English.
May wel return.
Written June 30, 2018
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mantalk
Arroyo de la Miel, Spain22,580 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Lovely place for a country walk, come rain or shine. We have visited at various times of the year but yet to catch the Flamingo in peak breeding season. One year we caught sight of flamingo in early season before nesting and later in the year when there were a few stragglers remaining. The visitor centre is very informative and staff very friendly. Some good "hides" for birdwatching over the water too.
Written November 8, 2017
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DTGiddins
Bedford, UK24 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
My interest in visiting the locality of Fuente de Piedra was to visit the donkey refuge on the outskirt. This is easily combined with a visit to the lagoon which is a short distance away. It provides the opportunity to give a little love to some animals, many of whom have suffered terrible privations through their working lives and then abandoned without care in old age others that have lost a loving owner through death or inability to cope in old age. This site is a wonderful place to visit and is well recommended.
Written October 14, 2017
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Ingrid W
Kingswinford, UK154 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This small town has a charming square with numerous cafes for drinks or meals. We stopped off here on our way back from visiting the Lagoon which is a few minutes drive away.
The main attraction of the Lagoon is the visiting Flamingoes which are only in evidence at certain times of the year. Apart from that the area can be very pleasant to walk around and view other wading birds. The visitor centre has restricted opening hours which are on show when you get there but I found it impossible to find them on line be forehand. In February it was open 10 -2 and 4-6
To approach Fuente de Piedra Lagoon from the Malaga direction follow the signs for Seville/Cordoba on the A45. Then take the A92 towards Seville from which you exit at K132 and follow the sign to Laguna de Piedra.
Written February 23, 2017
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