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Bridges and locks of the Grand Priory Canal

Archaeological sites

Bridges and locks of the Grand Priory Canal

Located in the middle of the La Mancha plain, the Gran Prior Canal is one of the most monumental and unknown hydraulic infrastructures of Castilla-La Mancha, the result of the modernizing attempts of the Enlightenment in Spain in the 18th century. Its layout was designed by the best architect of the kingdom, Juan de Villanueva, author of the building of the Prado Museum.

For millennia the upper basin of the Guadiana River has been an area characterized by the presence of flood plains that made the area unhealthy, plagued by ponds and mud flats.

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Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho and Ángel Javier Cárdenas Martín Buitrago.
Directors of the archaeological study of the hydraulic structures of the Gran Prior Canal as it passes through Alcázar de San Juan.

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