Along the steep streets, we can see the “regaderas”, a prominent feature of Candelario. These small but deep canals are channeling water through the steep streets of the village. Those little channels are used to irrigate vegetable gardens around town and, in the old days, were used to flush trash and clean the streets.
The water comes from natural springs and snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. The “regaderas” reflect the ingenuity of Candelario’s population in dealing with the extreme weather and environment they faced and give the village its personality.