Windmills of Cabo de Gata, Spain


Cabo de Gata is a "Natural Park" on the Eastern coast of Andalucia.

Within the undeveloped landscape of the park, there are remains of quite a few windmills.

Cortijada Los Cerrillos


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Roofed and conserved tower, in the gardens of a villa.

Fernan Perez


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Tower, with windshaft and brake wheel visible above.

Las Negras

Two now unroofed towers, no machinery.

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Playa de Los Genoveses, San Jose


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Roofed tower, retaining internal machinery, and remnants of sails.

Internally, steps from group floor removed, but first floor largely in place. Windshaft carries brake wheel, which drives a single pair of stones via a metal banded wooden lantern nut.

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Pozo de Los Frailes

House converted.

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Pozo de Los Frailes

Another mill - external appearance of being conserved.

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List of locations

An article by Juan Antonio Muñoz Muñoz published by the magazine Natural Paradise in 1998 included the following list of windmills on the Nijar plain.

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