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.
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.[mappress mapid=”145″]
(News/Business: Azud de Velez, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)