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Free audio-guide Fuente Álamo Roman Villa

 
Specifications of the Audioguide
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Number of Tracks: 15
  • Type: Profesional
  • Topic: Monumental
  • Property of: Manuel Delgado
  • Creation Date:
    22/03/2010
  • Language:en
  • More languages: es en fr
  • Routes:
    FUENTE ÁLAMO ROMAN VILLA
 

Fuente Alamo (Puente Genil) in the Map

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

WELCOME
1) WELCOME



GPS of 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... read more

THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE
2) THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE



GPS of 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,... read more

3) WATER’S DIVINE PLEASURE



GPS of 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... read more

THE SPA AT FUENTE ÁLAMO
4) THE SPA AT FUENTE ÁLAMO



GPS of 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... read more

MOSAICS: STONE SYMBOLS
5) MOSAICS: STONE SYMBOLS



GPS of 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... read more

COLOUR AND GEOMETRY
6) COLOUR AND GEOMETRY



GPS of 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... read more

THE ROUND SWIMMING POOL
7) THE ROUND SWIMMING POOL



GPS of 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... read more

THE MOSAICS AT THE SPA
8) THE MOSAICS AT THE SPA



GPS of 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... read more

THE ROMAN VILLA, LEISURE AND BUSINESS
9) THE ROMAN VILLA, LEISURE AND BUSINESS



GPS of 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?... read more

THE ARCHITECTURE OF POWER
10) THE ARCHITECTURE OF POWER



GPS of 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... read more

A ROOM TO SHOW OFF
11) A ROOM TO SHOW OFF



GPS of 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... read more

ABOUT MEN AND GODS: The Three Graces
12) ABOUT MEN AND GODS: The Three Graces



GPS of 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... read more

THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS
13) THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS



GPS of 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... read more

THE VENERIDS MOSAIC
14) THE VENERIDS MOSAIC



GPS of 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... read more

15) FAREWELL



GPS of 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... read more

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