A little further on from where we find the Olivereta del Moro, there is a path that, about 3.5 kilometers from the village, takes us to the Font de la Mata. If we follow this path, we will reach an old farmhouse, now in ruins and where we can see in the land in front of the house, a stone cistern that was built in the late nineteenth century by the family who owned the house.

This cistern is 11 meters long and 2.8 meters wide, and has 2 curved arches at each end that give it a very significant architectural importance.

If we follow the path that goes down to the fountain, we will reach the place known as the Font de la Mata.

This place was conditioned as a recreational area, as it is very normal for people from the village and the surrounding area to go and eat the Easter monkey in this place.

Here we find a stone fountain which is nothing but a well built by the Arabs to harness water for the countryside. The fountain has 6 stone steps in the shape of a dice to go down and collect water.

But the most representative sign that gives name to this place, are the two specimens of bush ( Pistacia lentiscus ) that are born between the rocks above the source. These are two monumental trees of gigantic dimensions, and possibly the oldest and most spectacular bushes in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula, and it is a source of pride to find them here, in the village of Gata de Gorgos.

 

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