In many streets of Istán there are these small structures. They are fountains with drinking and exquisitely cool water, and are strategically distributed throughout the town as their function, in olden times, was to supply water to the population, back when individual supplies to each house did not yet exist.
Istán, known as the “Spring of the Costa del Sol”, is littered with numerous fountains where the water born in the springs of the Sierra pours out plentifully. The fountains, all of them with drinking water, are an essential element distinguishing this white and flowery village.
They are characterised by having a structure of ceramic tiles combining the colours of white and blue in representative scenes. The sound of the fall and flow of water accompanies us throughout each and every street and confers a unique identity and personality to the town.