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El Lagar – Oil Mill and the El Lagar Pine

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In the Sevillian town of Las Navas de la Concepción you can visit El Lagar, which is a superb example of industrial architecture. El Lagar is an old 16th century oil, wine and grain mill which preserves its cellars with their large buried vats, as well as a large wooden beam, the oldest building of its kind, with a beautiful entrance built by the monks.

Nearby is the so-called El Lagar Pine. The El Lagar Pine is very close to the ruins of the old lagar (oil mill) in the midst of an olive grove. Cattle graze in the area, and not far away is the cattle track that connects Las Navas de la Concepción with Constantina. The terrain is lightly sloping, although the slope becomes more pronounced a few metres behind the pine

The Pine. The most remarkable aspect of this pine is the thickness of the trunk. The average perimeter of a full-grown pine is 3.72 metres at the base but this one has a perimeter of 5.25 metres. The first branches supporting the umbrella-like crown are 8.5 metres from the ground. The average diameter of the crown is 18 metres and it is visible from miles around despite the hills of the sierra. 

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