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This old factory building was purchased by the Municipality of Serpa and, in 2011, transformed into a project that is open to the public. A new space was added and the two buildings now house the Musibéria - Centro Internacional de Músicas e Danças do Mundo Ibérico (International Centre for Music and Dance of the Iberian World).


consists of two stories and four rooms, connected by pieces of machinery that correspond to the various stages of transformation of the grain, in a vertical typology that allowed the entire production circuit to take place in a single building. The grinding wheels system, built in Belgium by the Léon Michel-Simonis atelier, is especially interesting and was installed on the ground floor of the factory in its early years of operation. One of the rooms on the first floor houses the silos (with the grain to be ground) and another the sieves and various equipment.


The grinding plant museological project is based on the in situ preservation of all of the equipment (which is still in good repair) that may one day be put into operation once again, for pedagogical purposes.


With the Municipal Museum of Ethnography closed for renovation works, several exhibits from that museum - a large part of the ethnographic collection representative of the traditional arts and crafts - were recently installed in the Old Grinding Plant, thus allowing the public some access to that collection.


Rua Dr. Afonso Henriques do Prado Castro e Lemos

7830-393 Serpa


Monday to Friday
10.30h-12h30 and 14h30-19h30 


00351 284 540 124 (Culture and Heritage Department of the Municipality of Serpa)



Entrance through the Musiberia - Centro Internacional de Músicas e Danças do Mundo Ibérico gate.

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