Museo Almazara La Almedina de Cazorla

Museo Almazara La Almedina de Cazorla
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A gateway emblazoned with the coat of arms of Fonseca, the current owners of the "Almazara" (olive mill) La Almedina de Cazorla, leads to a central nave with beautiful coffering, to which two perpendicular naves are added in the shape of an “H” with the same structure.

It is a unique space where La Almedina de Cazorla Historical Olive Mill Museum is located. A tour lets us discover the culture of olive oil and the techniques for extracting it. Three workshops and three stores corresponding to the three stages of oil technology can be visited at the museum: the stage of pressing the mass using the beam-and-weights press, the system of hydraulic presses, and the systems of continuous extraction in three and two phases.

The tour starts by showing us a magnificent press with a single wooden beam that is fifteen metres long with a 2400kg weight. This is one of the longest beam-and-weight presses preserved today, and we also see one of the few large copper vats that exist in Spain, used for heating the water during the second pressing of the baskets.

In a second room, two hydraulic presses are exhibited, a horse mill with conical stones, and two systems of continuous extraction installed recently: one with three phases, the first ones brought to Andalusia, and the current one, with two phases.

The Almedina de Cazorla Historical Olive Mill Museum is, furthermore, the only living museum of olive oil as, during the campaign, you can see a real, magical flow of olive oil forming a pool in the oil press.

Monday to Saturday and Sundays and public holidays, by prior appointment.

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Museo Almazara La Almedina de Cazorla
Carretera Peal de Becerro-Tranco A-319, Km. 7,2, 23470
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Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Historic building
  • Parking
  • Shopping area
  • WIFI

Target audiences

Seniors, Friends, Couples, For families, I travel alone, young people, Lgbti

Segments

Culture, Gastronomy

Specialties

Other type of museum

Open to visitors

Yes