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Molí de Baix(Ráfol de Salem)

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The site of the mill dates from the Moorish period, but the mill house dates from the 18th century and was built on the initiative of the Marquis of Bèlgida, Lord of El Ràfol and the Salem valley. The main irrigation channel supplied the mill and irrigated the vegetable garden. This mill has a pond to accumulate the water that was used to irrigate almost 100 of the 500 waterlogged plots that made up the market garden of El Ràfol de Salem. The huerta of Rafol de Salem was irrigated for four days, as the remaining three days corresponded to the huerta Nueva de Castelló de Rugat.

This mill is one of the most emblematic places in the Ràfol area. The site dates back to Moorish times. It is the best preserved of the six that existed in medieval times at the headwaters of the Missena river. It contained a milling room, very well preserved, an upper room and the miller's house, located next to the village, restored and converted into a hostel for school visits where they learn how cereal milling worked.

The town council acquired the Baix flour mill in 1999, and between 2000-2001 it was refurbished, leaving its management to a youth hostel company.

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