01 Dec Olive growing in the Altura oil mill
The Oliespal oil museum organizes tastings and visits in an old trullo.
There is no doubt that the culture of olive oil was a main chapter in the development of Mediterranean civilizations. Fundamental pillar of its agricultural development, of the relationships between the peoples who inhabited its banks throughout history and, of course, of its diverse gastronomy. In Valencian lands, the roots of its cultivation go back thousands of years and proof of this is the diversity of olive trees and oils that are produced in its three provinces: Alicante, Castellón and Valencia. One of the most prestigious cultivated varieties is the Espadán mountain range, native to the Palancia river basin, the Calderona and Espadán mountain ranges, south of the province of Castellón. The town of Altura long ago became the capital of this olive grove and the production of its oil, since it is the place where the Oliespal oil mill is located, the second-degree cooperative that brings together the member cooperatives of the same Altura. , Almedijar, Castellnovo, Chóvar, Navajas, Sot de Ferrer and Teresa. One of the latest projects carried out was the opening of a museum space where oil tourism activities could be carried out, making visitors to the Sierra de Espadán aware of the importance of its olive grove and the cultural processes for the production of virgin olive oil.
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