From classical Arabic dukkān to Hispanic Arabic addukkin or addukkan and then to our language as cobble , this concept refers to a stone which is given rectangular shape so that it can be used in the development of paved . The cobblestones are often used in the paving of the streets.
Usually it is chosen granite for the creation of cobblestones. These stones They are easy to style and are also very resistant. It is common for small-sized cobblestones to be created, so that it can be handled with one hand.
The first cobblestones, in ancient times, were developed with natural stones, lacking carving. In order to facilitate travel, romans the stones began to be carved and so, more than two thousand years ago, the cobblestones emerged.
Until the nineteenth century we can determine that it was used massively in large cities, until the military and social needs led to it began to fall into disuse. However, that does not prevent that, at present, there are many rocks that have maintained their cobblestone floor and, thanks to it, have an undeniable value.
Thus, for example, the surroundings of the Mosque of Cordoba are made with cobblestones and the same is also true of some of the most emblematic areas of the historic center of Seville.
During a lot weather , most of the traffic routes in the cities were covered with cobblestones. After the massification of cars, cobblestone paving began to give way to the paving with asphalt , more favorable for the circulation of vehicles.
By analogy to these rectangular stones, some are called cobblestone big candy which are popular in Spain . He Pilar cobblestone , for example, is a traditional candy from Saragossa which can weigh up to half a kilogram and whose packaging exhibits the figure of the Virgin of Pilar .
It is precisely important to know that within the field of cycling there is a relevant cobblestone race that responds to the name of Paris Roubaix. It is one of the most significant in this regard and precisely the athletes who participate do so with the clear objective of being able to take the gold paver, which is the most important prize.
This year 2017 this test reaches its 115th edition and does so with important cyclists who will participate to obtain the victory. We are referring to both Belgian Greg Van Avermaet and Slovak Peter Sagan. Not forgetting that it will consist of a total of 257 kilometers, which will run for a total of 29 sections of cobblestones.
However, it is also called cobblestone to a children's candy of small size and in the form of the mentioned element of the construction that can be found mainly with licorice flavor and in two colors: black or red.
In the colloquial language of several regions Finally, cobblestone is called subject illiterate, gross or clumsy : “Do not waste time explaining the equations to José: he is a cobblestone”.