Benijofar - Noria Arabe

kind of trip :
* varia
address :
* GPS : 38°04'58.1"N 0°44'54.3"W - decimal 38.082816, -0.748402
distance :
* Torrevieja : 15 km, 20 minutes
* Guardamar : 15 km, 19 minutes
* La Marina : 16 km, 20 minutes
accessibility :
* wheelchairs : the footpath near the water wheel is accessible with
   a wheelchair
* dogs : allowed
most recent update : 14 April 2019
 
Noria Arabe of Benijofar
 
In Benijofar on the Rio Segura, there is a water wheel from the 17th century. This was built in 1659 and served to bring water to the orchards. The wheel was renovated at the end of the 19th century and more recently in 1970. Since then, parts of the wooden wheel have been replaced by metal.
Today you can still see the wheel turning, provided there is enough water in the Rio Segura.
It is not possible to get close to the water wheel. From behind the fence you have a nice view of the wheel.