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Alcantarilla Waterwheel

Avenida Príncipe s/ n
30820 -Alcantarilla-

Spanish name: Noria de Alcantarilla

Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain The Alcantarilla Waterwheel, located in the main Alquibla irrigation ditch (Alcantarilla), was built and commissioned in the 15th century by the Cartagena Church Dean. The waterwheel was made entirely of wood until 1890, when a larger waterwheel was built using metallic materials.
 
The modern waterwheel, used to distribute water to the highest areas of Alcantarilla and the Turbedal irrigation ditch, has a diameter of 11 meters, a height of 8 meters and a water distribution capacity that is twofold that of the former one. 
 
The waterwheel was categorized as a Site of Cultural Interest on July 30, 1982.

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Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain
Alcantarilla Waterwheel in Murcia. Spain

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