The Real Casa de Moneda, or Royal Mint, is the original Spanish mint where all the coins in Spain where one produced. After the centralization of the manufacture of currency in Madrid in 1869, the building was sold, and from 1879 onwards a flour factory was housed for one hundred years.
Among the reforms that most affected the building and the canal was the installation, in 1952, of a new Francis turbine model that moved 1705 liters of water per second. It is now exhibited in the Patio de los Canales as a witness to the Industrial Revolution.
The property has been recently been renovated, and visitors can now enjoy its two museums, temporary exhibition halls, historic garden and channels with hydraulic wheels, guest house, restaurant and bar-cafeteria.