Mineral springs are common throughout the Alpujarras region of Southern Spain. Most of them are ferruginous and are referred to as ‘sour waters’. They are immediately recognisable as the ground is stained orange. The waters were a popular cure for anaemia as well as kidney and liver problems.
The springs of Fuente Agria are by the side of the A-4132 near Portugos. Near the is a is the small white painted Ermita de la Virgen de las Angustias. The chapel is locked but peering through the small metal grille, the altar with its painting of Our Lady of Sorrows holding the dead body of Christ can just be made out above the altar.
The spring is behind the chapel. The water flows out of the hillside. Next to it is a small fountain.
Across the road, a footpath leads down through the trees to El Chorrerón, a small waterfall. This is set in a ravine with ivy trailing down the sides and ferns growing.
I visited here as part of a “‘Flavours of Spain'”:http://www.solosholidays.co.uk/spain/discovery-tours/flavours-of-spain holiday arranged with “Solos Holidays.”:http://www.solosholidays.co.uk/
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