Arbuniel river source

Arbuniel river source

Municipality: Cambil

Regions: Sierra Mágina

Latitude: 37.624416°

Longitude: -3.540817°

Altitude: 934.685 m


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The source

The source of the River Arbuniel, also known as El Nacimiento del Agua (“The Source of Water”) is located on the slopes of the Torre de Gallarín Mountain, near Arbuniel town, within the Sierra Mágina region.

It is one of the most fast-flowing, renowned rivers in Sierra Mágina, which the locals feel very proud of. Though its waters flow from an aquifer of limestone and dolostone rocks, the water has a remarkable saline feel to it due to the fact that it originates from marls with Triassic gypsums.

The course of the river is channelled through a number of irrigation canals that irrigate several hectares of land and enrichen the land. In the past, the river propelled flour and oil mills, but these days it is used to water the olive groves, which are the primary engine for the economy in this region.

There is a fantastic picnic area with barbeques, tables, benches, dustbins, a little bar and a playground where you can spend a lovely day in nature, and visitors can enjoy the shade and the breeze among the trees.

At the source of the River Arbuniel you will find ducks, trout and crayfish, which live in the waters due to the high levels of lime.

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In the region of Sierra Mágina

Project funded by:

European Union Feder Funds Junta de Andalucía

Project coordinated by:

Association for Rural Development for the District of El Condado de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra Sur de Jaén Group for Rural Development of Sierra de Segura Association for Rural Development of Sierra Mágina Association for Socioeconomic Development of La Loma y Las Villas Association for Rural Development of Campiña Norte de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra de Cazorla
Natural Areas de la Provincia de Jaén