Chronology: 18th century.

This is a hydraulic complex consisting of four mills that were fed with water channeled through underground mines from the public sources of Alconchel and Gorda. Still pending study, there is speculation about the exact date of their origin, which could date back to Roman times. Its current appearance and name are due to the work carried out by Francisco del Campo Amat, owner of the complex, in 1780. Its structure consists of a water channel that directs water to a well where the force generated by its fall made it possible to move the stones that ground the wheat.

The quality of the flour resulting from the crops of the region is one of the secrets behind the flavor and texture of Mairena’s bread. At this site, you can view the well of the mill known as La Latera. The rest are popularly known as La Tranca, Los Arcos, and El Culebro. Taking advantage of the water flow from the Gorda source, public washing places were constructed, which are still partially preserved.

In some photographs from the early 20th century, the intense activity generated in the area can be seen, as well as the picturesque scene drawn by the clothes hung over the agaves along the path surrounding the castle.

Type of monument:

Hydraulic monument.

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