|Mills in Altoaragón - aceitero
|Alquezar is easily reached from
Huesca and Barbastro.
The aceitero is in the village center and at the time of our visit still used the same technology we already know from so many abandoned olive mills.
Olives are unloaded in the funnel and then
transported to the next level. They cross the wall and eventually
drop in the tolva. The wheel is mechanised. We recognise
the same mechanism as in the aceiteros of Nueno
Piles of mats (esteras) are waiting for the press (prensa). The press is the modern space saver we've already seen in Centenera, Mipanas or Almazorre. There is a difference however. A hydraulic system pushes the bottom plate up, instead of a top-plate down.
|A row of old pilas (reservoirs).
Today the oil is captured in square, tiled containers (same type as in Centenera)
The label on the prensa says:|
Gabriel Pujol Pares