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Free audio-guide Fuente Álamo Roman Villa

 
Ficha Técnica de la Audioguía
  • Duración: 30 minutos
  • Número de Pistas: 15
  • Tipo: Profesional
  • Temática: Monumental
  • Pertenece a: Manuel Delgado
  • Fecha de Grabación:
    22/03/2010
  • Idioma:en
  • Otros idiomas: es en fr
  • Rutas:
    FUENTE ÁLAMO ROMAN VILLA
 

Fuente Alamo (Puente Genil) en el Mapa

Free audio-guide Fuente Álamo Roman Villa

Fuente Álamo Roman Villa, located in Puente Genil (Córdoba) is an archaeological site with a continuous human occupation over a thousand years. The first Roman settlement what is a resort built in the first half of the first century AD where water played a dual role, related to leisure and religious practice. About this architectural Roman Villa was built whose mosaics and excellent state of preservation, have been the primary point of interest. Just here you can see the exceptional throughout the Roman Empire of the mosaics of the Triumph of Bacchus, of the Three Graces or the so-called Nilotic mosaic. The last stage is Fuente Alamo Islamic settlement takes the above to form a farmhouse where a mill or mill stands of oil that reaches the end of the Caliphate of Cordoba.
Surely a fascinating journey to the story that will surprise you.

FUENTE ÁLAMO ROMAN VILLA

1) WELCOME



GPS de WELCOME: 37.4177, -4.72524

Hail Visitor! Puente Genil Town Hall welcomes you to Fuente Álamo. This is a place full of history, inhabited by men and women for more than two thousand years. Their hopes, feelings, wishes and memories all originated here, so we cannot fail to... leer más

2) THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE



GPS de THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE: 37.417, -4.72461

This landscape you are contemplating, today dominated by the olive grove, was in yesteryears a special place. The abundant availability of such an essential element for life as water is, still visible at the small gallery forest to your left,... leer más

3) WATER’S DIVINE PLEASURE



GPS de WATER’S DIVINE PLEASURE: 37.4164, -4.72494

The existence of a large cold water spring did not go unnoticed for the Romans, who built a set of buildings in which water probably had two uses: for worship, to make offerings to divinities, and spa, for leisure and personal hygiene. If you... leer más

4) THE SPA AT FUENTE ÁLAMO



GPS de THE SPA AT FUENTE ÁLAMO: 37.4165, -4.72482

The spa at Fuente Álamo was formed by a set of hot and cold water swimming pools, fountains, cisterns to store water, and facilities for visitors, out of which the rectangular pond and the round swimming pool can be visited today. Let’s talk... leer más

5) MOSAICS: STONE SYMBOLS



GPS de MOSAICS: STONE SYMBOLS: 37.4165, -4.72482

Fuente Álamo is known for possessing one of the most important mosaic collections in Spain, but, do you know what a mosaic is? Let’s see...a mosaic is a decorative art used to pave floors or decorate walls using tesserae, that is, small... leer más

6) COLOUR AND GEOMETRY



GPS de COLOUR AND GEOMETRY: 37.4165, -4.72482

This mosaic is made of thousands of tesserae in different colours, with a size of 8 to 10 millimetres. A band formed by triangles in red or black colour frames the two carpets that make it up. The larger one is framed by a border decorated with a... leer más

7) THE ROUND SWIMMING POOL



GPS de THE ROUND SWIMMING POOL: 37.4165, -4.72488

You have travelled through time; in fact, in order to see the remains of the spa again you have entered the foundations of a house built approximately a hundred years later. All you can see down here was built a thousand and nine hundred years... leer más

8) THE MOSAICS AT THE SPA



GPS de THE MOSAICS AT THE SPA: 0, 0

With similar tesserae in color and size as the previous one, this mosaic has a border decorated with ogives and scales framing the inside of the mosaic, formed by two carpets. The main one is surrounded by a band decorated with a twisted rope... leer más

9) THE ROMAN VILLA, LEISURE AND BUSINESS



GPS de THE ROMAN VILLA, LEISURE AND BUSINESS: 37.4166, -4.72476

As for now, the reason why the spa was abandoned remains a mystery. What we do know is that a hundred years later a rich and well-off man decided to build a great villa there, over the still visible remains. But…what do we mean by this?... leer más

10) THE ARCHITECTURE OF POWER



GPS de THE ARCHITECTURE OF POWER: 0, 0

Once you are located in the spot the map indicates, you will see to your right a great corridor over 30 meters long, paved with a geometrical mosaic in different colours; this is one of the largest found in Spain up to this date. It is a public... leer más

11) A ROOM TO SHOW OFF



GPS de A ROOM TO SHOW OFF: 0, 0

Among the rooms that made up the residential area of the villa at Fuente Álamo, this space stands out due to its special characteristics. The layout and the mosaic decoration, the richest in the excavated complex, could make us think of a double... leer más

12) ABOUT MEN AND GODS: The Three Graces



GPS de ABOUT MEN AND GODS: The Three Graces: 0, 0

Without a doubt, the most impressive elements in this room are the figurative mosaics. Scenes represented come from this fantastic world of gods and heroes that Greeks used to explain the origin of the world and men, nature and its forces, that... leer más

13) THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS



GPS de THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS: 0, 0

The second figurative mosaic is known as The Triumph Bacchus. The Greek Dionysus was a very popular god in the ancient world. God of wine, fertility and vegetation, Bacchus taught men the cultivation of the vine. About him it is said “He... leer más

14) THE VENERIDS MOSAIC



GPS de THE VENERIDS MOSAIC: 0, 0

The apse that finishes this room off is paved by a multi-colour tesserae mosaic with a shell divided into 28 segments as a central theme. The shell has a wave at its base simulating its movement. All is framed by a border with acanthus spiral... leer más

15) FAREWELL



GPS de FAREWELL: 0, 0

This is the end of the audio-guided tour. You can now continue the itinerary indicated. We hope to have transmitted you at least a bit of the passion we feel for this place. If not, we may have failed in our purpose of bringing the patrimony... leer más

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