The oldest part of Puntallana

The spring of St. John, Puntallana
The spring of St. John (San Juan), Puntallana

Puntallana originally grew around the spring of St John the Baptist (San Juan). Today,the spring is still there, but it’s nobody’s drinking water (which is a good thing, seeing as the water’s green.)

Leaves floating on the water at the spring of San Juan, Puntallana
Leaves floating on the pool at the spring of St. John

Still, it’s a peaceful spot to visit, and they still hold a yearly procession where they take the statue of the village’s patron saint, St John the Baptist, to the spring to give thanks for the water.

Close-up of the spring of San Juan, Puntallana
Close-up of the spring of St John

Local housewives used to wash the family laundry nearby at the Fuentiña – the little spring.



To find the two springs, just wander downhill from the church or Casa Lujan.

The old laundry at the Fuentiña, Puntallana, with wash basins at the left
The old laundry at the Fuentiña, with wash basins at the left

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