Acenas de Olivares

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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We stopped here during our recent trip to Zamora. It's a series of semi-restored water mills that reach out in the Duero. You can wander about between them all and go in and poke about in them. There's no information available in English, but you can get the sense of what's being said on the various interpretative boards and displays - most of which seem tell you all about the importance of the Duero to the natural and human habitats.

Other than that, you can peer at the rushing water going through the old mill race, see some of the old mill wheel workings and generally look at the lovely views of the river. The mills are free to enter and an easy walk along from the side road up to the cathdral and castle. They're also very close to a couple of the old Romanesque churches, so it makes for a very pleasant little trip.
Written August 25, 2013
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ES12
Reading, UK538 contributions
Sep 2019
There were mills here in the 10th century. These mills have been reconstucted and are fascinating..There are 3 different types of mills, a gristmill for producing flour, a trip hammer mill for pounding metal from the forge and finally the fulling mill for the production of wool and linen cloth. The mills are open to the public and entry is free. It's a very picturesque riverside walk. This is a not to be missed place
Written October 30, 2019
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Ana
Porto, Portugal18 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Loved the views and the overall atmosphere of the place! You really can't miss coming here when you are in Zamora. Be sure you check the weather conditions in advance as it can close due to bad weather!
Written January 28, 2022
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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK1,808 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
They have retained Watermills on the river, free to go in. Buildings are interesting and some equipment still there.
Written October 16, 2018
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Sandra L
Warwick, Australia453 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Well we visited and took the requisite photos but unfortunately it was closed.
The 3 renovated houses/ cottages appear really well & sympathetically done and can only imagine once part of mill or old bridge as.there appear to be the remains of bridge supports upstream.
Written June 6, 2018
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,467 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Well worth a visit to get away from all things religious. It is free and has a lovely setting. Only problem is all the information is in Spanish. The three mills have different purposes and if you don't appreciate that, then you will be missing out.
Written September 26, 2017
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,070 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Very interesting. It would have been nice to be able to see inside them, but the gate to them was closed when I was there. They do make for a nice photo.
Written June 3, 2017
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal20,016 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
The water Mills of Olivais - Zamora.
A panoramic view of the left side of the river Douro.
The “Aceña” is a type of windmill to make flower, located on the river side to use the movement of the water on an inclination. Today they do not fulfil anymore their purpose, but on the inside you will find today the “Industrial Interpretation Centre of the water”. It seems that this constructions already had an existence in the year 986, this following written documents. You can see still a “Millstone” on the street and a bit further you can see three “Water Mills”, nice view over the river and the “Ponta de Piedra”.
Written May 25, 2016
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davidrC1009RB
Colchester, UK7 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
An artists dream with a bar not far away.
Perhaps next time the others will be open , but these were very interesting inside
Written July 17, 2015
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