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HIDDEN CITY

UNDERGROUND GALLERIES

One of the most exciting elements of the old city is the network of underground tunnels that run around the hill of la Mota. Some of them were used during the conquest of the city to reach the wells that supplied water to the city. Through more than 120m you can reach the top of the hill, from the suburb of Santo Domingo following its path.
The Fortaleza de la Mota preserved a series of underground tunnels that connect the altqa of the hill with the suburbs. Through more than 120mm of travel, the layout of the underground galleries

CHAMBER OF SNOW

In Mota you’ll see a spectacular rock-cut snowfield. The quality of preservation and the type of construction allows to define it as one of the best constructed and maintained Andalusia. It is a building that used to store snow brought from the nearby mountains.
This was used for preserving food and cool drinks, which became an important commercial activity. It is located within the ancient Abbey Palace.
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