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The City Council will request a study on the deterioration of Juan de la Fuente Uzeta Baroque (20/01/2009)

Totana City Council request the Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage conducting a study on the deterioration of the Juan de Uzeta source.

The Cultural Property has become a symbol of the town of Totana, since it is the only baroque work of its kind to be preserved in the Murcia Region XVII century date.

For this reason, the Plenum of the Corporation unanimously approved the motion by Mayor in urging the community to make a thorough study on the causes of the deterioration of the source.

In recent years, the Baroque building crashed in a rapid and possible causes of this degradation can be both air pollution and water.

Given the need to protect this important historical element should be the implementation of corrective measures to prevent further deterioration.

Throughout history the town of Totana has been divided into two districts, the Seville and Triana.

At first, the water was coming, and to alleviate the problem, the Council agreed to conduct water from source to source Carrasca of the town in 1750.

To this end, the baroque fountain was built as designed by the sculptor who lives in Granada, Lorca, and which gives its name to what followed the trace of the local artist, Silvestre Martinez.

The work is done in marble and red jasper and black, and consists of three bodies.

The first is built on a hexagonal base which provides access to 18 pipes spread across its six sides.

The second body, much more dynamic underlies the cup that receives water flowing from the mouth of the terrified faces of three masks fawn and three cherubs that decorate the third body.

The fountain is topped by a medallion on which is the coat of the town of Totana and it is located on the Cross of Santiago.

Of its 18 pipes had sprung into existence over fresh water brought from the Natural Park of Sierra Espuña, fed to the residents of the city.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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