Refrigerator

Well excavated in the ground and reinforced with masonry. The upper part is closed by a false dome by approximation of courses and covered by the ground. It is only distinguished by the access to the interior, also made by approximation of dry stone courses, characteristic of the area. In the reform that was carried out to make it visitable, a metallic spiral staircase has been installed.

This type of building is a valuable example of popular architecture characterized by its simplicity, austerity and functionality. Their construction is always quite similar, although their dimensions and capacity vary depending on the purpose and needs that motivated the construction of the well.

They are artificially excavated deposits, sometimes taking advantage of rocky substrates, usually circular in shape, forming a cylinder or drum whose walls are lined with stone with an approximate thickness of between 60 centimeters and one meter and masonry or ashlar masonry of different finishes.

TURISMO MAESTRAZGO logotipo

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