Picturesque and traditional – these are the Tiscamanita Windmills, found in the town of Tiscamanita in the region of Tuineje, which is in the centre of Fuerteventura.
Windmills have also been closely related to the island, as in the past they were used to mill grain, which became a key pillar of the subsistence economy of Fuerteventura in the past.
That is why, to keep the island’s history alive, this magnificent and educational Interpretation Centre was created.
As well as allowing us to get to know the old part of this beautiful inland town, Tiscamanita brings us closer to the different types of mills that populate the landscape of Fuerteventura, and allow us to literally enter its entrails to see first-hand how gofio (Canarian flour) was produced, which fed so many generations of Canarians.
The town transports us both to prehistoric Fuerteventura and rural Fuerteventura from the early- and mid-20th century, to its close relationship with grain and the mills that populate the island’s landscape, and also to its secrets. All this with the delicious aroma of milled grain.
The Interpretation Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.