“Molí de l’Oli” Interpretation Center

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Interpretation Center
Molí de l'Oli

“Molí de l’Oli” Interpretation Center

Castellón Mediterráneo
Cervera del Maestre

The Molí d'Oli in Cervera del Maestre is a traditional industry facility which was used since the 20s in the 20th century to produce olive oil. The mill building, from medieval origin, gradually grew and adapted to the new technological production needs. Despite the fact that there are some inscriptions that inform us of works in the building during the XVII, XVIII, XIX century there is no doubt that it was previously built and was probably a lodge in the old path from the coast to Morella. In 1984 the oil mill was donated to the town of Cervera by its owner Mr Manuel Segarra Sorlí. In 2007 the building was declared Property of Cultural Interest.

This building houses the permanent museum collection of the Molí de l’Oli Interpretation Center. The objects presented in the CIMO are part of the daily life of the farmer in the work of cultivation, pruning, harvesting (etc.) of olive trees, and the tools and utensils used in the mill, from the extraction of the oil until its packaging. Its value is not in most cases in the exceptional quality or unique character (as it is the case of the press), but they are anonymous pieces, at the time common and habitual, but of great importance, because they help us to illustrate and understand the whole process of oil production; here lies its cultural value.

The cultural equipment of the CIMO is an important exponent of the ethnological heritage linked to the culture of oil and olives. Its main function is to promote an environment for creative learning, seeking to teach the visitor the meaning of the cultural and historical heritage of the exhibited goods, using interpretation among their strategies. In this sense, one of the basic criteria of the institution is to explain in an “active” and visual educational way the operation of the mill and the olive culture using the mill itself and the tools, the mannequins performing the actions, the witnesses who help us to contextualize and other visual resources, panels and audio-guides.


Address:

Carretera CV-135, km 9

12578 Cervera del Maestre

MOLÍ DE L'OLI: https://molicervera.org

Centro de interpretación “Molí de l’Oli”

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