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Hacienda Santo Cristo de la Mata

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Although the buildings of this small estate date from the 17th century, there is documentary proof that it was built over an 11th-century Moorish farmstead.

The complex is arranged in the typical style of the olive-growing estates in this region. The primary residence is a two-storey building with a back garden and a work yard. Around this yard are large earthenware jars, stables, hay barn and the overseer’s house, in addition to an oil mill with a counterweight tower with a staircase that leads to a belvedere.

The estate has been completely renovated, and the livestock yard has been turned into living quarters with the same aesthetics of the original building. The chapel has been moved to the oil mill and olive reception area.

The perimeter walls of the estate have been removed to create wider spaces. The arches separating the sheds from the olive reception areas have been preserved, the drinking troughs have been reused as planters, and a decorative arch with pinnacles has been added to the renovated well.

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