Puebla de los Infantes’ Old Road.
There are many Hell’s puddles distributed throughout the Spanish geography. But this one in particular is located in the end of Lora del Río, on the old road that leads to Puebla de los Infantes. The puddle itself is nothing but a canyon dug into the rock through which the Guadalbarcar steam runs, a few kilometers from its mouth in the Guadalquivir River. This canyon is crossed by a bridge at high altitude.
Legend says that in the 19th century, or maybe in the 18th century, the bridge was made of wood. It also says that on a stormy night, an oxen farmer came up with the idea of crossing the bridge with his car entirely filled with grain. The bridge collapsed, dragging the oxen, the farmer and the cargo, being lost in the depth of the river from which they never came out again. And people say that after vain attempts to find them, they proceeded to measure the bottom of the canyon, being short of rope. The popular tradition adds that they did not come out because the farmer was not a good man and the depth led to the very gates of hell. The connection with the river is given by the incorporation as an essential part of the legend of a fluvial channel that is part of the Guadalquivir river basin.