Surrounded by the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana and with a unique climate within the island, Sóller has a great variety of water resources - torrent and fountains - that have allowed it to irrigate its garden.
During the Islamic period, X-XIII centuries, Muslims used the water from the fountains, channeling through a network of ditches and Sequiola, to turn Sóller into one of the most important horticultural centers of the island. Today, this network still conducts water from the Serra d'Alfàbia aquifers to the fertile fields of the valley.
In addition to watering the citrus groves of Sóller, the sources of the valley are the perfect place to stop during an excursion through the mountains and natural landscapes of Sóller. The best known are:
The Fountain of s'Olla
La Fuente de s'Olla is one of the few fountains in Mallorca that sprouts throughout the year.
Located between Sóller and the Serra d'Alfàbia, it's a fountain located inside a natural cave with a ditch covered by the water outlet, it distributes the source water both in the urban center of Sóller, and the orchards of Citrus grown in the valley.
The Lladoners Fountain
Located near the Fuente de s'Olla, the Lladoners Fountain is also one of the most important in Sóller due to its flow.
Outside this we can see how the flows of the Lladoners Fountain, the Fountain of S'Olla and the Fountain of na Giret converge.
Located on the same path of Alconàsser, a few meters before the place where the descent to the Caló des Dolç begins, the Alconàsser Fountain is a small fountain that leaves a water tank on the road and in some houses located on the terraces lower.
Known in the area as 'font de Damunt Paret' (font above the wall) is located a few meters from the Bàlitx road, on the right side just before reaching the houses of Bàlitx d'Amunt.
These houses have preserved one of the oldest cisterns in the Balearic Islands (possible Arab origin), with an original hemispherical dome that collects and stores rainwater.
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