SAFFRON MUSEUMMadridejos (Toledo)GPS: 39.46730041503906, -3.534679889678955
The Saffron and Ethnographic Museum is located in the Convent of San Francisco’s church and was opened in 2008. The museum offers a detailed tour through the entire production process of saffron.
Preparing the terrain, seeding, cultivating and dispelling rodents. Collecting and peeling the onions, plant, collecting and peeling the rose, toasting, cutting, dividing and selling, etc. Also the gastronomical and medicinal uses, everything illustrated with informative panels, pictures and videos.
The ethnographic part allows learning about the traditional pig slaughter, the pottery, the carpentry and embroideries or contempling an 18thcentury bedroom or a middle 20thcentury school. Almost every piece, furniture and objects have been donated by the inhabitants and restored by the Cultural Association “El Carpio”.
Saturday: 10:00-14:00 / 16:00-19:00.
Rest of the days and group visits prior appointment by phone: 925460016 (Ext. 5-0).
To get 1kg of pure saffron 250000 kg flowers of the plant are needed. The countries with the biggest production are Iran, Spain, Morocco, India and Greece.