Espai Maldanell Vallbona de les Monges

Located in what was the first mill of the Vallbona farmers' cooperative and totally immersed in this world, the visitor can learn and feel what the ancient process that farmers followed was like to obtain the star product of the regions: olive oil. Extra virgin from the Arbequina variety.

You can see the recreation of the pound beam press, the first hydraulic machine, the grinding wheel or the stove, all of them essential to ensure that the process was successful, since oil was a vital part in the nutrition of the population at that time. so.

Furthermore, inside the building is the Espai Maldanell, dedicated to the interpretation of birds, fauna and nature projects that are promoted and that have already been consolidated in the territory that ranges from the Sierra del Tallat through the Maldanell Valley, where the center of Vallbona de les Monges is located.

The privileged location of the old mill on the bed of the Maldanell stream has made it possible to install two bird and fauna observation spaces from where the visitor can delve deeper into this world and learn about the nature and biodiversity that can be found. In addition, there is a space dedicated to the art of dry stone, margins and vault cabins, artistic, historical and architectural elements typical of this rural world.

And of course, there is a space dedicated to the most innovative and curious nature and territory project in the regions: that of the affectionate ones. A project that turns the traditional meaning of the typical figure of the scarecrow on its head. The Vallbona de les Monges bird lovers want to attract the attention of all types of birds, birds and spices. And they achieve it. Do you want to see it? We wait for you.

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