Casa del Rey Moro (House of the Moorish King), Ronda
The one item here from the Moorish occupation is the "Water Mine." In the 14th century, King Abomelik ordered steps cut in the walls of the Ronda Gorge (Tajo de Ronda) to enable water to be hauled up from the river. In 1485, attacking troops of the Marquis of Cadiz disabled the water wheel. With water cut off, the city surrendered.
The monument compound is in three parts. Besides the Water Mine, there are the Neo-Mudejar house and the gardens designed by Forestier. The house was built over the Mine in the 18th century. It was sold in 1911 to the Duchess of Parcent. The Duchess extended and renovated the house and commissioned Forestier to do the gardens.
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