Windmill restored in Albufeira

In Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal on September 10, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged:

Windmills were once very common across the Algarve, grinding not just grain but other agricultural produce. None remain in commercial use.

Some have been converted into holiday homes. Others have been cosmetically restored, as has recently this one in the centre of Albufeira. If you want to go and see it, it is located on the Cerro Malpique, high above the old town, near the Cerro Mar Gardens resort complex.

The sails don’t go round, although canvas rigging can be seen tied to the struts of the wheel. Some complicated carpentry was involved I think!

This is the back. Sorry about the modernity in the shape of the mobile phone mast!


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