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The City of Torre-Pacheco regain its iconic "Fountain of the Geese" (27/02/2015)

The City of Torre-Pacheco agreed in the relevant plenary at the February meeting yesterday, restore parts of the iconic "Fountain of the Geese", who presided over the decades the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Torre-Pacheco.

The source was placed in the plaza in 1955, the year in which the square was remodeled, replacing the previous banks by twelve of artificial stone, adorning it with different types of plants and flowers and placing said source to mark the arrival of the water from the Taibilla.

This fountain was commissioned to Anastasio Martinez, in its explanatory memorandum detailing that would measure 5 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high.

It would cast stone and white marble cement, his tone would be white and tiled hearth Lafuente.

The cost of this source amounted to 22,000 pesetas.

This fountain was moved from the square in 1990, when he conducted a new remodeling, which completely changed the visual structure of it.

Martinez Martos Torre-Pacheco family echoed destruction and could save the central part of the source and kept until today.

The restoration of the source is made in two stages, the first restoration of the main piece and its location on a main base for collecting water from the three sources and a second that would take place in 2016, in the two equal sources would be built to missing.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco

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