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Cortijo Miraflores

C/ San Pedro Alcántara, s/n, 29600 Marbella
Tel: +34 952 902 714
Opening Times: Summer Hours 09:00-14:00 & 15:30-20:30 / Winter Hours 09:00-20:30 / Closed Sunday & Monday
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Centro Cultural Cortijo Miraflores is a museum which has preserved many of the original mill machines and tools of its previous function. This beautiful building was originally a sugar cane mill and dates back to 1704.

It was built by Tomas Francisco Dominguez Godoy and the coat of arms is still visible on the balcony above the entrance. It was built on the remains of a farmhouse belonging to the convent of Nuesto Padre Señor San Francisco. Behind the building, they discovered the remains of the ovens used in the convent dating back to the 8th and 10th centuries.

The mill was fully functioning during most of the 19th century. The original design of the front garden dates back to 1756, but the beautiful and lush exotic plants (including the Cycas Revoluta – Sagu’s palm tree) were planted in 1850 having been brought from the Phillipines by D Tomas Dominguez Artola.

There are several rooms for temporary exhibitions, an image library and an art gallery. The Olive Oil Museum has machinery over 200 years old and the Archaeological Exhibition includes an overview of Marbella from the lower Palaeolithic to the Modern Age.

Entry is free and it is a great way to get an insight into the history of this area of the Costa del Sol.

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Cortijo Miraflores

C/ San Pedro Alcántara, s/n, 29600 Marbella