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Los Huertos Moriscos (The Moorish Orchards)

The Huertos Moriscos or Huertos Tapiados are a group of contiguous and crowded cultivation plots on the margins of the urban centre that have traditionally supplied the population with horticultural products.

They constitute an exceptional testimony with great heritage value as the plots are separated by dry stone walls and irrigated by a system of ponds and irrigation ditches that recall the town’s Arab past. The neighbours delimited and enclosed their plots, protecting them from the cold, wild animals, and livestock, creating at the same time a kind of garden or personal paradise.

The vegetable gardens, an example of communal management of water from a common pond, form a network of narrow alleys of great charm whose route is also a delight for the senses.