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Benalauria Ethnographic Museum

The Museum

Museo Etnográfico de Benalauria

The private museum of Benalauria is managed by the "La Molienda" company. Renovated in 1993, on the initiative of the "GRUDEBEN" company, its aim is to offer the region a place to accommodate and to enhance the olive culture and olive oil.
The museum is run by the Town Hall of Benalauria with the financial support of the CEDER foundation.
It can be characterized as a specialized ethnographic museum, a "Complete Museum", which operates as both a centre for education and a tourist attraction.
Basis of its content is an ethnographic exhibition created from private donations.
Organized in one of the region's mills, the "Mill of Antonio Almagro", it is situated on the western outskirts of the village and used to house an animal-powered olive press.
This is one of three mills located in the town's historical centre and dates from the late 18th century. It is built in the traditional architectural style.
The premises were also used for the production of wine, depending on the season, for maximum utilization of the installations.

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