We’ll tell you a story in the Centre of Interpretation of los Molinos. The story of Fuerteventura, its people, its crops, and its customs touring around the authentic traditional house. Its exhibition, renewed last June, has as a main aim: to value the majorera culture so you get to know it in an enjoyable interactive way.
Through the different rooms you’ll find out that the island has changed a lot. Can you imagine a green Fuerteventura? The fist inhabitants used to grow different kinds of cereal, generating a very different countryside from the one we know nowadays. Thanks to their wit they created the first systems to grind the cereal, and you can see all of them in our centre. Even in the kitchen we have a handd mill, which was present in almost every house. And you can set it into motion!
From the yard you can access the rest of the rooms, where you can find out about some other systems, like the «tahonas» which were worked by camels, asses or horses. You’ll also learn to distinguish «molino» from the feminine «molina» and you’ll be able to see them working in a video called «spectacular mapping».
Windmills are impressive, this is why it isn’t hard to imagine how their arrival made an impact on the island, which started to be known as «the barn of The Canary Islands». If Don Quijote and Sancho had got lost in Fuerteventura a couple of centuries ago they would have met a quite familiar landscape, as from the XVIII century on, the island started to get full of those giants, identical to the ones in Castilla.
In this Centre you’ll be able to access the windmill, which keeps its original machinery and keeps working at present. Check the days we set them into motion. It’s amazing to see how the wind manages to move millstones weighing several tons.
For the true lovers of the island wanting to get to know and enjoy its history, the visit to the Centre of interpretation is a must. Moreover we offer a free trial of «gofio»: we don’t want anyone to leave without tasting the authentic flavour of our origins.
Open every day of the year from 10:00 to 18:00.