The Mestre Hills. Vesacarballa and Serra do Mestre

This is a precious ethnographic venue consisting of 5 watermills located in Sabucedo

The Mestre Hills

Vesacarballa and Serra do Mestre

This is a precious ethnographic venue consisting of 5 watermills located in Sabucedo. The prominent feature is Serra do Mestre: a pre-industrial site, unique in Galicia, with water-driven flour mill and sawmill, as well as an oven for baking bread.

The Serra do Mestre and the trail around the watermills of Vesacarballa is a round trip of approximately 1 kilometre and displays the importance of the river as a means of production and the centre of social activity in the village.
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A Serra do Mestre was built by Francisco Regueiro in the year 1921 as an extension to a previous building that he owned with a mill but to which he now added the sawmill and other accessories from the Bilbao-based company ‘La Maquinaria Moderna’. According to the letter and invoice that have been preserved, the cost of the machine and parts was 1,032.00 pesetas.

The hydraulics that drive the saw, which has a diameter of almost 5 metres, was built on site due to its large size.

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