Pottery Route

"Management visits Pottery Route is taken from the Museum of Pottery. Tel. 965 691 199 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "

 

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The Pottery Route takes in the most emblematic places in Agost relating to this traditional activity. The roots of this craft have left their mark on the streets and other elements that together form part of Agost’s heritage.

Management visits Pottery Route is taken from the Museum of Pottery.

 Tel. 965 691 199 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Start

The route begins in the plaça d’Espanya in the centre of Agost, where the most important local festivities are held. If visiting by bus, you are advised to use an alternative starting point, in the Parque Concepción, from where various walks around Agost begin.

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 Fountain of "l'abeurador"

Built in 1699, this fountain was the outlet for the water brought in by the Muslim aqueduct commonly known as “l’Arc”. The fountain provided water for the various potteries. You can still see the remains of the pitchers used to transport the water.

 

 C/ Ventós

In this street we have the witness of the potteries of the late nineteenth Century, evidence of one of the lineages of potters in Agost: Roman.

 

 Ermita de Santa Justa i Rufina

Named after the patron saints of the trade, this hermitage is the focal point of the celebrations held on 19th July in honour of the two saints. The hermitage periodically hosts exhibitions on pottery and ceramics. Enquiries about visiting the hermitage should be addressed to the Pottery Museum.

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 El Museo de Alfarería de Agost


Is in a old pottery of the beginning of the twentieth century, in production untill 1975. Here, we can see the original structures of the factory, as well as a permanent exhibition, library and shop.
 

Settling ponds

These ponds were used in the clay-making process, where just the right amount of salt added to the mixture produced the raw material for making Agost’s well-known white drinking jugs.

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 Terrers dels Pobres


This communal site was used by potters who lacked their own plot of land from which to extract their materials. The rich clayey soils here are ideal for pottery work.

 

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