Windmills of Javea

In a place of great natural beauty, on top of Cabo de San Antonio between Denia and Jávea, we find this set of eleven windmills of the fourteenth century.

Old windmills of Javea

Located at the high part of the Cape San Antonio and strategically placed, Windmills of Javea were of great importance for the economy of a time when wheat was a very important product, they are written the existence of mills in a 1391 document record.

On the access road to the Windmills of Javea there are stunning views of Cabo la Nao and Cabo San Antonio.


Molinos de viento Javea

How were originally the Windmills of Javea?

With dimensions of 7 meters by 6 meters wide, a mechanism and large sturdy wooden blades, the function of the Windmills of Javea was to grind wheat, harnessing the power of the southwest winds which are constant in this area called “llebeig”. Inside, they kept all the machinery and massive spinning mechanisms with heavy stones to grind wheat and make flour.


The passage of time is relentless and no longer retain the blades of any of the mills. Some of the mills are in poor condition, but the City Council of Jávea are trying to restore at least 3 of them and thus safeguard this beautiful historical heritage.
From the Department of Tourism of Jávea, a guided route of 3 hrs 30 min. duration is organized, of which you will visit the Monastery, Los MolinosJávea, Ermita, Faro y Natural Park Montgó, from where you can enjoy amazing views and a pleasant hiking trail.



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