Fuerteventura’s traditional windmills are distinguished by gender. Female windmills – molinas – are one storey high, while male windmills – molinos – are generally two storeys. Built of timber and stone, with canvas sails, their purpose was to grind toasted maize into gofio, the Canarian staple. There are also windmills used to pump water from underground reservoirs, and to generate electricity.
Enjoy the short selection on this post.