Molino de la Muralla

It is a huge masonry wall that was used to store the water needed to move a flour mill that was practically attached to the wall. It is believed that it dates back to the 18th century and that a dam or fishing system was used to mill the wheat. It is a place of cultural and natural interest that can be visited.

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There are some hypotheses about the history of the wall mill. One of them is that it was built for some activity related to mining in the area, since near the wall there are mine shafts that are known as “Roman mines” and which are believed to have been exploited from Roman times until the twentieth century to extract metals such as iron, copper or lead. The hypothesis is that the wall was built to facilitate the washing or cleaning of the mineral, taking advantage of the force of the water of the Tamuja River.

If we follow this idea, the origin could be very, very old. However, this hypothesis is not confirmed and is based on observation and analysis of the construction of some researchers.

Another hypothesis is that it was made to regulate the water needed for the mill to operate as long as possible, without depending so much on the weather.

The place is absolutely dreamlike, its appearance will change notably according to the season of the year in which we visit it. When there is a lot of water, we pay attention to the spectacular moving bodies of water, in spring the flowers and the scents of nature. in summer, the green turns golden and the flows are restricted to a minimum, then we can see the structure in the most complete way.

The feelings accumulated in front of the dam prevent us from seeing the extent and height of the great wall, also occupy much of the vessel that originally formed a spectacular lake.

The visit should be made with extreme care, walking through the planned areas and if we venture to make a tour along the course of the river or in its vicinity, we must take all possible precautionary measures. Although the transits are simple, at times, the dimensions are significant and the wall reaches several meters in height.
The remains of the mill are attached to the wall. All these infrastructures are being recovered by the Botija City Council for the enjoyment of nature tourism, which seeks original and different heritage.