AFTER many years of idleness, the Galatzó water mills are grinding again thanks to the Calvia Council and Consell de Mallorca.
The project consisted of the restoration of the mill complex and the reconstruction of the machinery of the bottom mill, in order to put it back into operation.
The whole complex was designed in such a way that the mills were supplied with water from the Ratxó spring, located in the municipality of Puigpunyent and the water was conducted to the mills’ reservoir through a canal, approximately two kilometres long.
From the reservoir, the water is conducted to the first mill through an elevated channel and having passed through the first mill another channel delivers the water to the second mill.
The machinery in the upper mill has been reconstructed using old sapele wood whilst that in the lower mill is made from almond wood and wild olive.