Old Oil Mill

In 1947, an adventure that would last almost 40 years began. 20 olive growers from Robledollano joined forces and started this great enterprise.

One of the shareholders put up the land in exchange for his participation and the rest contributed an equal amount of money.

Then, a royalty was paid based on the production of each one of them. The objective was to transform the excellent olive grove into a quality oil. Villuercas Ibores Jara oil is currently protected under a denomination of origin.


The dominant variety in the area is the manzanilla cacereña, the most appreciated for its flavors and the fineness of its oil, an oil that shines like gold. However, this variety can also be consumed directly at the table. is highly appreciated for the large amount of pulp and its flavor, but above all for the quality of the extra virgin olive oil that is extracted from it, which without a doubt can be among the best in the world.

the total surface area of this industry occupied more than 1000 m2. Ample space was provided for the activity that took place mainly in the 200 m warehouse.

It was a very good industry, leading at the time. In the beginning there was a large German engine driving all the gears. It ran on diesel and looked like it could run for several lifetimes.

Over the years, the switch to electric power and the motors were upgraded. In total, 17 or 18 machines performed most of the work, was active until the end of the 80’s, when they were asked to make another important investment in order to bring the mill up to modern Bing’s rigorous standards for installations and equipment.

This was the main reason why everything was stopped in its tracks and the producers founded a new cooperative on the other side of town to continue making the fine robledollano oils.

At present the complex is quite ruined, the roof has given way in some parts and threatens to fall down, but the walls are still very strong and healthy.

Some machinery is preserved, but not much for what there was, the best and biggest ones are no longer there. There are still the central kings, pulleys on the walls, the occasional smashed capazo and the grinding stones with a good part of their mechanism.

Another abandoned heritage, waiting for an investment to convert the old mill to other uses more adapted to the times.