NECTON IS LOCATED IN BELAMANDIL.
DID YOU KNOW THAT BELAMANDIL HAS A LEGEND?
In the village of Mandil, long ago, in a golden castle by the sea, lived a Moorish woman who suffered much misfortune. From his golden castle, which was a star in the sky, he descended to earth and was lost…
Locked up in the castle, like a treasure to be hidden from everyone, the beautiful Moorish woman was like a prize that her father did not want to show to anyone, for fear that other people would give her more love than himself… But then a strong and bold young man descended a golden ladder, and the Moorish woman, alone as she was, lost love as soon as she saw him…
With the beautiful infanta in his arms, the Christian prince climbed back up the same ladder he had descended before. When Fahtma (the Moorish woman) and he were already touching the stars, the father of the princess, the son of Allah, destroyed their dreams by turning the love of the couple into dust.
However, legend has it that in the place where the castle was built, a dry stream soon appeared and, of course, withered everything that was a flower or plant! In time, the rains, winds and storms of the sky came and claimed those who died defending a great love. The nightingale has lost its song, the roses their fragrance, and everyone who goes there cries.
The place formerly called Mandil was renamed Bela Mandil in honor of the Moorish woman who lived, suffered and died for love.
Today it is home to Necton… a garden full of flowers of different shades, birds and other songbirds.
BASED ON “LEGENDS AND GASTRONOMY OLHANENSE”