Av. Santa Mª del Reposo, 4 29320 Campillos, Málaga Telephone: 952-722-168 www.campillos.es
About the Area
This peaceful little town of less than 9,000 inhabitants, equidistant between the Costa del Sol, Granada and Sevilla, has been an important cattle farming, leather production and mining centre since Roman times. Archaeological digs in the vicinity have uncovered Roman architecture and coins, as well as brass busts of Octavius, Claudius, Constantine and Trajan. Nowadays, however, it is mainly known as one of the key stops on the Algeciras-Granada rail line.
The Fuente de las Piedras is in fact only one of more than half a dozen of lagoons in the surrounding countryside. Even at 540m above sea level, these are salt water lakes, one, the Laguna Salada, is a gigantic salt pan where salt has been harvested for hundreds of years.