Mills in Altoaragón - aceitero


Fumanal is on your map? Congratulations.
From L'Ainsa take the road for Campo. Turn right after 13 km where Tierrantona is signposted. Leave the main road where Muro de Roda is indicated (right turn to the village school). Follow the small road past the school-yard and drop the car where a small river crosses your path. You could continue by car, but it really is such a nice walk you wouldn't want to miss it. Walk up-hill until you find the first GR-1 markings. At that point leave the dirt road for a smaller track (you are on the GR towards Humo de Muro) which brings you to the mill after few steps more.
(1) Fumanal; the mill was situated at the right of the houses
(2) Façade
(3) interior with two vertical beams of the press
At the time of our visit barely the front wall of the mill was strong enough to keep upright (2). With some effort the press (4-7) could be located between the lush brambles (3). The poles stood but the other parts had lost all consistency (6). It was a prensa de viga —the type with the large beam like in e.g. Trillo or Panillo.
The beam broke (5) under the weight of roof and vegetation and therefore the screw was doomed also. It won't take much time before this caracol will be fallen into dust (6,7).

(4, 5) sections of the press

(6) prensa de viga
(7) screw = caracol


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