The largest morthar
in the world
The marble mortar is a very popular object that has become our tourist icon. Inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records, it is a tribute to the Macael marble artisans.
Before the installation of handicraft workshops in the town, at the end of the 19th century, its full elaboration (from the tracing on a piece of white marble to its carving with pointers and grinding) determined the end of the phase in which the young people acted as apprentices, to come to be considered as stonemasons.
More recently, it has obtained great notoriety thanks to its use by famous chefs in their appearances on gastronomic television shows.
Installing in the roundabout of Avenida de Almería with Avenida de Ronda is, of course, made in Macael Marble.
The mortar (base) has dimensions of 3.29 meters. high, 3.07 mts. of diameter of the mouth and 30.9 tons of weight; while the hand is 4.73 meters. high, 0.85 mts. in diameter and a weight of 5,820 Kg.