To talk of the mills (“molinos”) of Padul is to talk of water, the key element in this ancient flourmill dating from Moorish times. It has been restored using original materials, including Arabic tiles, whitewashed walls, mud floors and even original-style furniture.
The Molinos de Padul also has a corral, whose fresh eggs can be savoured during a delicious breakfast, and then a few minutes can be spent to greet the donkey, a children’s favourite.
Another of the attractions is the ethnographic museum, including the mill’s machinery, still in perfect working order, and other objects such old farm tools and kitchen utensils.
A multitude of fascinating corners will delight visitors, who will also find a true garden where it is not unusual to find fish swimming in the mill canal or see birds perched amongst the plants. Various species of flora have been planted as examples of local flora or as traditional species found in the region’s gardens.
For those looking for peace and tranquillity, attractive options exist such as visits to the Ibero-Roman trail, the Mal Nombre spring or the Padul Nigüelas geological fault. For hikers, the mills are near the GR-7, the Sulayr trail or the Ruta de los Molinos (Route of the Mills).
- Old Moorish mill which contains a small ethnographic museum
- Garden with barbecue
- Swimming pool
- Small lake
- Children’s playground
- Car park
- One apartment is adapted for disabled people
- Bicycles (free for clients)
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Communal washing machine
- Small lounge with fireplace and TV
- TV and DVD in all apartments
Type of accommodation
Tourist holiday home, rental of the whole property (accommodation only)
Camino de los molinos s/n. Señalización indicada desde el centro de la localidad de Padul
Coordenadas: 37.005808º / –3.623064º
- European Charter for Sustainable Tourism
- Sierra Nevada National Park Information Point
Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park. This rural accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from Granada, Sierra Nevada, the beach, and the Alpujarra region or the natural monument known as Falla de Nigüelas. Additionally, for birdwatchers, the Laguna de Padul (lagoon) is located very close by.
English and French
Three houses, capacity for 4 persons each
1 house adapted for disabled people
- High season (01/07 -15/09, public holidays, Easter and Christmas): 80 euros/night- 550 euros/week.
- Low season (rest of the year): 70 euros/night – 370 euros/week.
Commitment to the conservation of biodiversity
Commitments acquired under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism
Tel.: (+34) 958 790 813 / (+34) 600 099 404