Information On Lanjaron And Regular Asked Questions About La Casa Del Viento
You will find more information about Lanjaron, how to get here and find us. Price list is also included, if you need any more advise or help then contact Anne for more information on visiting Lanjaron and Las Alpujarras.
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Spain is thought of as dry and brown, but here up in the Alpurjarra mountains you will see water running often in most unusual directions, down the side of a track or road or even across it.
One day rushing down wide and wild and another as still and
dry as anything. This will be one of the hundreds of man made water
ways called an ‘ecequia’ dating back to ‘The Moors’ who were also
responsible for the terraced land.
The ecequias are carefully
controlled with all the land owners looking after their own allocated
hours of water flowing into their ‘albercas’ (water deposits) so that
they can store it for the dry summer months.
If we have been lucky enough to have a wet winter we may get hours of water allocated every week of the year. Most of this water is used for irrigation but for those who aren’t lucky enough to have a spring, it can also be used for showers, cooking etc, well just about everything but drinking.