‘Los aljibes’ are water cisterns, which are underground excavations, covered with a stonemasonry vault. Rainwater from nearby paths and trails is stored here after leaving most of the sediment in a container at the top.
These interesting, typical elements of Benicarló’s ethnological heritage can be found in different rain fed areas of the town. However, the best preserved ones are situated along the old Molineros road and the road to Ulldecona, and they are called: Sotada or Pistola Cistern (built in 1891), Viejo or Càlig Road Cistern (the oldest of all, however its date of construction is unknown) Fosa del Pastor Cistern (built in 1845) and Mas or Road to Ulldecona (built in 1899).
Among the sign-posted routes and paths in Benicarló, there is one just for the cisterns. You can see it by clicking here.