Laundry room, refrigerator and oven

Laundry

It is a large complex consisting of a washhouse and a fountain with a trough, all covered by a one-slope roof and closed on three sides, the open part being supported by an old column of stone blocks and two brick pillars resulting from some restoration.

The water flows into the fountain and falls into the water trough, the surplus of which flows into one of the pools of the washhouse and from the first to the second, connected by a small channel. It then drains through a bank that is currently channeled and locked with a key.

It is very curious because it is the only one we have found in Maestrazgo where there is a record of who ordered the construction of the washhouse and which mason built it. In fact, there are two plaques, side by side, that attest to this. The first, which must be the date of construction and is simpler, reads:

“Year 1903 Mayor Juan Buj Paletas José and (Marin?)”

And another next to it that reads:

“This fountain was covered in 1921 when the mayor was Juan Millán and the mason was Gaspar Vicente”.

This indicates that the washhouse was built at the beginning of the 20th century and eighteen years later, it was roofed.

There are still women neighbors who come to use them and wash their clothes there.

In the neighborhood of La Villa, in the old part of the village, there is also a small laundry in a street that goes out in front of the town hall towards the ravine. It is small and consists of two pools.

Refrigerator

Recently restored, it preserves the complete vault and the entire well where the snow was stored.

Oven

Single-story building, very elongated rectangular shape, with semicircular arch of ashlar masonry and square window, also with ashlar masonry. It is preserved in good condition.

TURISMO MAESTRAZGO logotipo

Comarca del Maestrazgo • C/ Las Tres Baylias • 44140 Cantavieja (Teruel)
Phone: 964 185 242 turismo@comarcamaestrazgo.org