This is Region of Murcia Here is Torre Pacheco. Torre Pacheco is a Spanish municipality in Region of Murcia.
The earliest reference to windmills dates back as far as the early 1300’s, when their main use was the grinding of flour.
The campo de Cartagena area has been a land of windmills for more than six centuries.
The winds that blow across the area were used by the windmills or ‘molinos’ to create energy.
Mills were a vital component of an agricultural tradition, being used for two main functions: - to draw water up from the ground and pump it through the irrigation system - to grind wheat and produce flour.
The tipical windmill of “Campo de Cartagena” is the Mediterranean type with a tower, a horizontal axle with four pairs of wooden arms. La Mancha windmill, don Quixote mills, has four rectangular arms. The Mediterranean windmill has Latin sails (triangular sails), normally 8.
Sailing mills is an adaptation of the latin sails ships in the Mediterranean for use in the mills. Modifying its appearance increases the number of sticks, adapting them to the sails, assuming marine terminology, and adding versatility to the characteristics of the prevailing winds of the Mediterranean. Latin sail or triangular sail
MAESTRAL LEVANTE LEBECHE JALOQUE Winds in Cartagena area. North East South West
Watermill (waterwheel) wheel Molino de arcaduces Most widespread type of mill in the region of the Campo de Cartagena.
This watermill (waterwheel) can be typically characterised for the waterwheel. Attached to a tower that turns to extract water from the depths of the subsoil.