FUENTE DE PIEDRA
Mayoral of townhall
Sr. D. Francisco Hidalgo Pérez
Coordinates for GPS
• Latitude: 37º 08’’
• Longitude: 4º 44’’
• Surface: 91 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 459 m.
• District: Comarca de Antequera
• Distance to Málaga: 73 km.
• Middle temperature during year: 15,5 ºC
• Residents: 2.795
• Next villages: Humilladero, Los Carvajales, Mollina de Piedra
Fuente de Piedra is village in the north of the province of Malaga, in the district of Antequera and the autonomy Andalusia. It extends from Campillos up to the provincial border Málagas, the province of Seville. The landscape is hilly, and in its valley is the lagoon of Fuente de Piedra, with enormous ecological value for flora and fauna. So we find in this lagoon, the largest colony of flamingos in the peninsula of Spain and the second largest in Europe.
The history of the foundation of Fuente Piedra is still relatively young, we speak of the 16th century. It must have existed a Roman settlement, because in Atequera an altar has been preserved, with the following inscription: ".... FONTI DIVINO ARAM L. POST HUMIUS SATULIUS EX VOTO D..." referring to the healing of a resident by drinking the spring water, which obviously the altar was built to tell. Other stories tell of healings by the source water, particularly for kidney stones and bladder disease. In 1547 in Antequera was founded a suburb to accommodate the sufferers, which arrived in large numbers, to drink the healing waters. In this place grew the present town.