Museo del Aceite Andaluz

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Vivienne Hughes

museo del aceite andaluzIt was in 2004 that the San Antonio Cooperative became Oletropic as the first step to creating a museum for Andalusian olive oil.

Today the project is a reality and visitors can enjoy the spacious facilities, containing the museum itself and a sizable shop selling not only top-grade olive oil, but also every kind of product that you would associate with the Alpujarra.

The showroom side of the Museo del Aceite Andaluz intends to bring closer the tradition and varieties of this ‘liquid gold’ to its visitors.

There is, for example, an oil press from 1927, tools for collecting and milling olives into oil, as well as a collection of oils from the main Andalusia oil producers. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what qualities make a good olive oil.

There is also a wine hall so that visitors can get to know some of the wines from our region – including a 500-year-old wine press on show.

andalusia olive oil museumGetting back to the shop, which has a floor space of 500 sq/m, you will find over 1,000 traditional foodstuffs and products, all under the same roof.

Where to find them: in the Azud de Vélez canyon (N-323) about 200 metres further on from the gasoline station/restaurant, El Surtidor. From outside it has the appearance of a warehouse and has an ample expanse of parking.

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(News/Business: Azud de Velez, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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