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Mills from Mallorca

31/01/2020

Many do not know that Mallorca is also a land of mills and have been part of the typical landscape of the island for many centuries, windmills and hydraulics were located throughout the island territory.


Probably the "Moli de Vent" was invented in Persia in the seventh century and was widely disseminated in the eastern Mediterranean region, and was propagated during the Middle Ages by the Byzantines in the North and the Arabs in the South, in the case from Mallorca.

 


In Mallorca, they were used to grind flour (flour mills) and to extract water from the subsoil (water extraction mills). The former are documented after the Christian conquest (1229), while the latter were introduced more recently. The first water mill built in Mallorca dates from 1845, and was used by the Dutch engineer Bouvij in the desiccation of the "Pla de Sant Jordi".
Currently, although windmills have lost their usefulness for agriculture, they are an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Balearic Islands, with Jonquet in Palma being especially famous. There are currently around 3,300 mills left on the island, after Crete being the second island with the most windmills in the world.

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