History

The name of Aigües already appears in 1179 in the Pact of Cazorla that fixed the border between the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon in a line from Biar to Aigües. There is also mention in 1244 in the treaty of Almizra, signed by Jaime I of Aragon and the infante D. Alfonso of Castile. In 1252 is created, signed by Alfonso X the Wise, the council of Alicante in which Aigües is included. Subsequently Ferdinand the Catholic elevated the city of Alicante to the city and ratified the inclusion of Aigües. It will not be until 1841 when the municipality of Aigües is segregated from Alicante.

In the Modern Age the name of Aigües is linked to the family of D. Alfonso Martínez de Vera. In the middle of the seventeenth century the title of Marquis del Bosch was created and later that of Count Rojas, a family that still owns land and buildings in the area.

The history and the life of the municipality of Aigües are linked to the existence in its term of reservoirs of medicinal waters, and to the construction of a spa in the nineteenth century, in which the aristocratic classes of the Comarca took the waters. The other image of the village offers a great pinewood located in the Cabeço d’Or, with its long paths full of stone ravines and viewpoints. In this place is the old source of the Cogolla with its viewpoint, from which a great part of the coast of Alicante can be seen. Another image of the population is its Christian tower located in the urban helmet.

Aigües

Aigües

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