"Pozo do Cachón" Mills Interpretation Center
Uno de los mayores molinos de mareas de España nos explica el funcionamiento de estas instalaciones.
An extraordinary location is one of the attractions of this enormous construction. Its operation took advantage of the movement of the tides thanks to its dam of more than 230 metres that accumulated the water from the high tide and when the floodgates were opened it activated the milling mechanisms.
Built at the beginning of the 19th century, it was called Molino de Bazarra, after the name of its builder. It was restored in 1990 on the initiative of the municipality. It has two floors, with the water inlet on the lower floor and the machinery on the upper floor. At high tide, the water accumulated in the dike and, when the level had dropped, the floodgates were opened. In this way, the water flowed forcefully through the pipes, crushing the grain. When fully operational, it was capable of grinding more than 200 kilos of corn in an hour, at a time when this represented a high economic value. As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning that the part destined for storage was used as a bathhouse with medicinal effects.
Today, as well as being an interpretation centre for the mills, it also hosts cultural activities and meetings and serves as a tourist information point.
POZO DO CACHÓN
Rúa Anido, SNº
Fechas: Todo el año. Todos los meses previo aviso.
Horarios: Para visitas organizadas contactar con el departamento de Turismo del Concello de Muros.