ITINERANT EXHIBITION

LAND OF WATER, WIND AND GRAINS: The flour mills of Alt Empordà.

2008

 

Flour mills underwent great development in medieval times, operating mainly with hydraulic energy, although also with wind energy. Wherever small streams were found, a mill would be constructed so that everyone in the surrounding area could obtain flour, essential for their daily meals. The territory gradually filled with these small pre-industrial constructions and Alt Empordà was no exception.

Historically, ownership of mills has represented power and their function has gone much beyond simply production functions. Scattered throughout the region, they were extremely important for the social and economic evolution of many generations.

The exhibition turns around these geniuses of medieval tradition that has survived until the present day, the protagonists of the landscape, silent witnesses of history and the comrades of many lives.