Old Flour Water Mill

Llucena/ Lucena del Cid

This building was recently refurbished by its owners. Similar flour mills used to stand on the banks of the River Llucena, whose hydraulic force was used to move the millstones grinding wheat into flour. Other existing mills were also used to produce electricity. Out of all of the mills that stood here, only three have been restored, and a visit to one of these can be organised by contacting the town hall or the owner. During a visit, the owner explains the working of the mill. In 2011, in an effort to protect the mills, the Environmental Ministry and the town council joined forces to build a natural walking route called the Ruta de los Molinos de agua (the Water Mill Route). This route passes by the mills, and features educational signs that explain their history and how they work.