The old Martos Mill has become a very interesting Hydraulic Museum to visit and learn more about the history of water management in Cordoba. A free visit that you can see very close to the Mosque of Cordoba.
Although it is a building that has changed its use on several occasions and has been remodelled several times in the 14th and 16th centuries, it still has its original structure, which was built in the 12th century for its use for flour and cereal.
History of the Mill
The history of this mill is documented since its construction in the Muslim period. Once the Catholic Monarchs conquered the city, in 1236 it was ceded to the Order of Calatrava, which kept it in operation until the 19th century.
The use of this fluvial element was very diverse throughout its history. It began with several vertical wheels, until in the 21st century it changed its grinding system to have horizontal wheels inside it.
It had up to 10 grinding stones, as can be seen in the milling room, which is the large vaulted brick room that can now be visited.
The Martos Mill today
In 1839 this facility passed into private hands, operating irregularly until it was completely abandoned in the 1950s. The mill was restored in 2004 by the architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg.
In the upper part of the building there is a room where you can visit various panels with the history and operation of the building. Going down some stairs we reach the milling room, where the main parts of the mill are still preserved.
The opening hours of this mill are in the morning from 10:00 to 13:00, with free admission. The days when you can visit it are Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. It is closed on other days.
If you want to contact the Martos Mill Museum, you can call 626057613, here they will give you more information about this installation.