Molí de Mànec Watermill Museum

The Molí de Mànec watermill museum is located on the left bank of the Carbonera ravine. According to available historical references, it was built between the late 18th and early 19th century. Throughout the years it has received other names such as the Carbonera, de Baix, Maset or de Montaner watermill. Of the nine mills along the Reg Major, also known as the Séquia Mare water canal network, most of them made flour, six were located in l´Alfàs del Pi and were of great importance for the region´s economy until the mid 20th century. The mill had two separate parts, the first floor that was the home of the miller, his family and the workers, and the bottom floor where the machinery and other necessary tools for milling the grain were located. The water fell down a 9 metre tube and moved the two wooden wheels under the mill. The wheels, turning on an iron axis, would move rotating the stones that milled the cereal. This is the traditional system of hydraulic mills in Valencia, a technique that dates back to the Middle Ages and has remained hardly unchanged. The restoration of this building using advanced methods has turned it into an interpretation centre where we can discover how wheat was milled or how the old millers used to live, explained with all kinds of details in any of the guided visits that the l´Alfàs Councillorship for Culture and Heritage organizes.


Partida la Carbonera, 17, 03580 L’Alfàs del Pi, Alicante

Tel 965 88 94 24


Monday – Friday: 09:00h – 13:00h
Sunday: 09:00h – 12:00h

Wednesday – Saturday: 17:00h – 20:00h