This museum showcases the most important aspects of the culture surrounding olive farming and olive oil production. It is an educational environment where visitors are taken on a journey of the senses, where they can get to know and deepen their knowledge of this age-old culture, combining the exchange of knowledge with activities and healthy living tips. The building that houses Baena’s Olive and Olive Oil Museum was José Alcalá Santaella’s mill until 1959. Most of the mill’s machinery dates back to the mid 19th century. The exhibition space is more than 800 m2 and is organised over two floors. There is a reception area, the restored and functioning mill and bodega on the GROUND FLOOR, as well as a multi-purpose room. The UPPER FLOOR holds a library and olive oil workshop, and several exposition areas that show how oil can be used as a source of light and heat, electric energy and explains its nutritive goodness. There is also information about olive’s symbolic importance, olive-related proverbs and its popular medicinal value, etc.
Baena’s Olive and Olive Oil Museum