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Industrial heritage uncovered in the centre of Torremolinos

The 19th century mill was uncovered during clearing work
The 19th century mill was uncovered during clearing work / SUR
  • An old flour mill, one of five that previously existed, has been discovered in a relatively good state of preservation

The remains of a nineteenth century mill have been uncovered in the Cuesta del Tajo, the street that joins Calle San Miguel with the Bajondillo beach in Torremolinos.

Following recent cleaning work carried out on the historical area of the town, the nineteenth century mill, one of five that previously existed in this part of Torremolinos, was found to be in a relatively good state of preservation.

The flour industry was the industrial engine of Torremolinos from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, and according to the documentation available, the town hall believes that this is could be the Molino Caracol.

The other four, which no longer exist, were named Molino Nuevo, Glorieta, Esperanza and Pato.

With the demise of the mill industry in the early twentieth century, and the subsequent need for tourist accommodation, most of Torremolinos’ old mills were either destroyed, or overgrown and forgotten about.

The mayor of Torremolinos, José Ortiz, visited the mill last week accompanied by several members of his council. He said: “This is very important for the history of Torremolinos and its corresponding architectural heritage.”

Torremolinos was known for the quality of its flour and there were once 14 functional mills in the town.