Tres Aguas

A project for Toledo / Un proyecto para Toledo

Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.

In making Tres Aguas A Project for Toledo, her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.

Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city.

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Locations and opening times

Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' work takes visitors from a mudjar water tower, Torre del Agua, within an eighteenth century weapons factory complex now contained within a university campus, along the banks of the river to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, one of the city's main public spaces on which stands its principal landmark, the cathedral, and then to a hidden place within Convento Santa Clara, a place not normally open for visitors.

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Torre del agua

Torre del Agua (The Water Tower) is in the Real Fbrica de Armas de Toledo (Royal Arms Factory) at the Technological Campus of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toleda.
Address
Torre del Agua (The Water Tower)
Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha
Campus Tecnolgico de la Antigua Fbrica de Armas
Entrada Puerta de Obreros, Edificio, 38
Avenida de Carlos III, s/n
45701 Toledo
Spain
Opening times
Saturday: 10:00 18:00
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10:00 15:00

Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square) is one of Toledo's prinicipal public spaces and also contains its main landmark, a cathedral built between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries on the site of the Moorish Great Mosque.
Address
Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square)
45002 Toledo
Spain
Opening times
This is an open square with free access at all times.

Convento Santa Clara

Convento Santa Clara (The Convent of Saint Clara) is usually hidden from public view but for the purposes of inviting people to visit Cristina Iglesias' work, it is open to visitors.
Address
Convento Santa Clara (The Convent of Saint Clara)
Plaza de Santo Domingo El Real
45002 Toledo
Spain
Opening times
Saturday: 10:00 18:00
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10:00 15:00

Film

In the 'guided tour' format that Iglesias has used before to make us travel through her work, we accompany a character who is visiting/experiencing the three sculptures installed throughout Toledo composing Iglesia's piece Tres Aguas.

In her walk, the character and the viewer will sometimes encounter a guide that explains some of the most iconic examples of the city's architecture that show how the three cultures of the book coexisted in peace in Toledo.

  • Año de creación
    2014
  • Dirección
    Cristina Iglesias
  • Realización
    Lucia Munoz Iglesias
  • Con
    Almudena Cencerrado
    (Presidenta de la Asiciación Nacional de Guías)
    María Ruiz Feigespaün
  • Productor Ejecutivo
    James Lingwood
  • Productora
    Lucia Munoz Iglesias
  • Director de fotografía
    Guiuseppe Truppi
  • Montador
    Alejandro Fernández
    Jaquotot
  • Diseñador de sonido
    Nicolas Tsabertidis
  • Steadycam
    David Echeverría
  • Ayudantes de cámara
    Manel Aguado Coll
    Luis Alberto Flores
  • Sonido directo
    Santiago Quizhpe
  • Auxiliar de cámara
    Michal Babinec
  • Graffer
    Jesús García Escudero
  • Asistente de producción
    Andrea Torres
  • Producido por
  • Formato
    HD
  • Duración
    14' 57"