Mills in Altoaragón - central eléctrica
is a small village situated north of Sabiñánigo.
It is on the main road to Bielsa and France. The mill is in the
middle of the river plains of the Río Gállego.
It was a powerstation.
All pictures: 27.XII.1998
he position of the mill (white arrow) in the valley of the
Río Gállego. On the hill-foot is
which you should visit for the
two beautiful Romanic constructions: San Juan de Busa
la Iglesia de San Pedro
The canal is clearly visible as an ochreous
dam on the left of the mill.
The canal to the mill
The canal (above, flanked with trees) does
not end in a real balsa. The canal simply
broadens to form a reservoir. A valve connects
this reservoir with a parallel channel leading
to the wheels. From the (now empty) cárcavo an
underground tube connects the mill with the
We had the opportunity to visit the mill together
with the owner. There is no machinery left.
The mill was occupied by an American-Dutch couple
before the present owner (and neighbour) bought the lot
for his children. The construction has been rebuilt to present day
standards. Nice place to live, but again a lost mill.