Ruta de les Fonts
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Horta is surrounded by small fountains located mostly on the village exit roads and
Historically, the population’s supply points have been at stake. Some of these sources have
As a common architectural feature the cover of a dry stone vault. Its flow is
low quality and low quality, which means that it is catalysed as drinking water and used only
to water the flocks or as irrigation water. The route can be made by walking, bicycle or car. Much of the journey is made on paved road,
But there’s a stretch that the road is ground.
1.-The source of the cart (km 0.4)
A few minutes from the exit between vineyards stands out a very large yard that does
shades a small fountain.
2. The Piles Source (km 0.7)
A few meters away we find the fountain of the batteries, where it sheds water that feeds a large raft of irrigation.
In the past, the pilets served to better water the grazing herds. There are also
large trees that feed on the downhill ravine.
3.- The Green Way Bridge (km 1.3)
The road leads us to pass over a bridge that crosses over the Via Verde, a stretch of
the old route of the Val de Zafán railway.actually, it has been appropriate to the circulation of
bicycles, horses for walking on foot.
4.-The Pepo Mass Senience (km 1.3)
Pepo’s farmhouse contains the remains of the well and the scenic area where channeling can still be seen.
water that is short of ancient time and made it a irrigated land.
5.-Safaring of the village (km 2)
located on the former Bot Trail, it is a reservoir built to wash the clothing, the water left over.
It was used to water the orchards located below. The water it collects comes from the main source, located
a few meters higher.
6.- The Major Source (km 2.11)
Located at the start of the Frare ravine. As its name implies, it is the main source of the municipality and
For many centuries the people of Horta came from water. It is the highest and best quality.
for mouth consumption.
7.- Path of the convent of San Salvador (Km 2.9)
Crossing that signals the path that, surrounded by cypress, leads us to the convent of Sant
Savior. We left him on the route.
8.-Moli of Bellida (km 3.15)
Oil mill that was in operation until the 1930s, when it was around 1930.
to reach the population.
9. The wall pond (km 3.67)
Nature-bound that collects the rain waters of a part of the village and waters the animals.
It is the only one left in Horta; there were two others, one in the playground and the other in the one
10.- The source of the vein (km 4.25)
Architecturally it is the one that is the best preserved and is located on the path that is
It was used to go to Ports and Tortosa. This source is used only to water down
11.-Pocurulla Source (km 4.88)
It is located on the old arnes road. It is not very watery, and it also has a small lap of little.