So the city has plenty of fountains so that anyone can replenish their strength and quench their thirst. Some are monumental and famous like the Fountain of the Olivo which provides fresh water from its four faucets to anyone inside the Patio de los Naranjos, that is in the Mezquita. Or the fountain of the Written Stone, the Fuenseca Square… but besides these monumental fountains, the city has hundreds of other little less known fresh water points.
We call them “los chorritos”, those little streams of water that we hold so dear. Little fountains distributed all over the city. All of them gives us fresh water whenever we are in need of it. Plus Córdoba has one of the best drinking water in Spain.
These hundred little streams are generally located in gardens and squares, therefore there is no need for a plastic bottle, unless you are carrying one empty and have the intention of filling it in any given fountain during a beautiful promenade. Don’t forget that excess of plastic is a big pollution problem nowadays. Fortunately Córdoba makes it easy for you not to carry that needless plastic among your belongings. Excellent fresh water you shall find walking in the streets.
Also, we can tell and interpret the history of the city with the water that we now drink. Water is not only abundant along the river but also inside the many phreatic zones throughout the province. There are thousands of wells that drink directly from the heights of Sierra Morena. It was one of the reason why the Romans chose this location to build a city, the region had a good source of fresh water that if defended well would make the city endure any siege.
All in all, water is one of our most precious monuments, it has reached us in the same way and through the same channels from longer that we can account for.