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Ten new routes offer the landscape and the architectural and natural heritage of Fortune (04/05/2011)

The routes consist of over 83 kilometers of roads, paths and trails that can be followed on foot or bicycle

The Minister of Public Works and Planning, José Ballesta, accompanied by the mayor of Fortuna, Matías Carrillo, today visited the town Monument Road, part of the ten new routes created within the project 'Fortuna.10 Looks to Landscape' and to provide citizens with different versions of the landscape and the architectural and natural heritage of Fortuna.

"The Church of the Immaculate, the eighteenth century, or that Palazón House, built in the nineteenth century, houses the headquarters of the Convent and School Sisters of Christ Crucified, are some of the most emblematic buildings listed in the Monumental Road, as part of the history and idiosyncrasies of Fortune, "said the counselor.

The new routes make a tour of the monumental aspect, the main natural landscapes, archeology and geology, folk tradition, religious celebrations or hydraulic engineering.

Specifically, Monumental Route includes other points of interest as the set of the Spa of Fortuna, modern paintings in the lobby of the Town Hall, the Chapel of San Roque, built in the seventeenth century, the Fuente Vieja, the sixteenth century and medieval fortress known as the Old Tower or Castle of the Moors, considered of cultural interest.

Routes on foot or bicycle

During the visit, José Ballesta qualified that, "between the different routes, people can choose different topics ranging from the boulevards of the town to the small chapels catalog distributed throughout the districts of the municipality. In short, through these routes increases the level of awareness and respect for people and visitors to the natural values ​​of our community. "

The other nine routes are Las Ramblas, Industrial Archaeology, Conservation of the Chapels, the Geological, the Religious, Hydraulic, the Archaeological and Folklore.

The routes consist of over 83 kilometers of roads, paths and trails that can be followed on foot or by bicycle.

Walking down the Ramblas The itinerary includes the Ajauque Wetland in the natural setting of spills, and the Industrial Archaeological route offers a journey through rural areas with high environmental and cultural cooperation between the shaded areas of the Sierra de la Pila .

For its part, the route covers in Nature Regional Park Sierra de la Pila and protected landscape Ajauque and Rambla Salada, while the Geological Map highlights places of interest according to the composition of the rocks, the characteristics of thermal groundwater, landforms, the existence of fossils or the composition and nature of the soil.

The Archaeological Route is established following the path of the Black Cave, and Hydraulic Road runs parallel to the ditch of the Baths, where you can see the structures of mill of Cana and the hub of the old mill to reach the spa.

Also, religious and folk routes collect the most important festivals in the municipality.

Finally, the Hermitage Road includes a tour of the various districts of the municipality such as the Chapel of the Miraculous Peña Zafra de Arriba, San Bartolomé Font Blanca, the Virgen del Carmen in La Garapacha, the Hermitage San Juan in Hoya Hermosa, San Jeronimo Caprés, the Virgin of Charity in Baños de Fortuna, the Chapel of St. Patrick in Rambla Salada and the hermitages of San Antón and San Roque in Fortuna.

All information is available at the Tourist Office in the town, located in the Avenida Juan Carlos I, as well as on the website / business / rutasfortuna.

Source: CARM

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