Our heritage

Natural areas

The stones here speak, because they are a part
of our past and a part of our present.

Gata de Gorgos

Paratge de la Rana

The place called El Paratge de La Rana is one of the most emblematic areas in the town. It is an irrigation system of Muslim origin that irrigated the so-called Horta de La Rana. This system is a perfectly aligned set that includes two wells, a windmill, the fountain and the washing place of La Rana. It is also worth highlighting the tree known as L’Arbre de La Rana, planted in 1915 by Dr. Moratal, doctor and later mayor of Gata.

The roots of this tree drink from the entire irrigation system that comes down from the wells above. According to the Catàleg d’arbres monumentals i singulars de la Comunitat Valenciana (Catalogue of monumental and singular trees of the Valencian Community), this river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is 106 years old, 37.25 metres high and 6.12 metres wide. It is of public ownership within a 27.60 square-metre protected area. On the 15th of August, 2020, it caught fire and so it is currently fenced off.

Next to the river gum tree are the remains of a washing place that already existed in Muslim times, and of which five arcades from the disappeared roof are still preserved. It is filled with water thanks to the flow from the underground canal. A ravine communicates from the other side where one can see a covered well and, next to it, a mill. At present, there are no blades or covers, the wooden mechanisms and the circular millstones are barely preserved, and the degree of preservation is quite uniform. In Gata, there are two windmills from the 19th century, used by the villagers to grind grain and obtain flour. Both are located on a hillock at the entrance to the village and can be visited and accessed by way of the path that has recently been created.

transfer_within_a_station Nearby routes

info Gata de Gorgos

I'm interested in this Put it in the backpack

Our heritage

Useful information...

Tourist information
Locate all points and tourist information offices
Mountain and underwater routes.
Google Maps
Get lost among our enchanting streets and discover local heritage using your mobile phone
Sleep, eat and shop
Would you like to plan your trip? Here you have all the information you need

With the funding of:

On trobar-nos

MACMA. Seu Mancomunitat Comarcal de la Marina Alta

C/ Blasco Ibáñez, 50 baix - 03760 - Ondara

Tel. 965757237 - Email: macma@macma.org


Cultura i Patrimoni:

659 219 476 - macma@macma.org

Joventut. Xarxa Jove Marina Alta:

680 516 149 - xarxajove@macma.org

Esports. Xarxa Esportiva Marina Alta:

635 636 023 - xarxaesportiva@macma.org

Servei Mancomunat d’Arxius:

620 85 22 83 - arxius@macma.org


96 575 72 37 - secretaria@macma.org

Xarxes Socials

Mancomunitat Comarcal de la Marina Alta:

Xarxa Jove Marina Alta:

Xarxa Esportiva Marina Alta:

Descobrim la Marina Alta:

© MACMA 2024