Almadén, Ciudad Real  (Castile-La Mancha)
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Ciudad Real


Tel.: +34 926265002


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    Världsarv, certifikat som beviljas av UNESCO.

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    Tillgänglighet. Miljöer och tjänster som finns tillgängliga i Spanien.


Almadén Mines, en Ciudad Real, are part of the "Mercury Heritage: Almadén and Idrija", declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They are the largest mercury sites in the world and have been exploited since Roman times until the present day. This legacy has been restored and turned into a Mining Park.

It is calculated that Almadén Mines has produced more than 250,000 tonnes of mercury. They reflect the importance of this metal in modern economy and for technological innovations that appeared thanks to mining techniques used to extract it. Today, Almadén Mining Park offers the chance to visit the Mining Interpretation Centre (where the mine's operation techniques and different mining jobs are explained), go in an underground mine (in the galleries dug out in the 17th-18th centuries) and discover the mining walls (that surrounded the mining facilities), the Mercury Museum and the old Royal Mining Hospital. The importance of mercury can also be seen throughout the town of Almadén - in its architecture, customs and traditions. For this reason, the World Heritage Site also includes Almadén old town, its hexagonal bullring, the Royal Mining Hospital of San Rafael and the Forzados Royal Prison, where prisoners served their sentence by working in Almadén Mines.  

  • Byggnad: Caves and tourist mines

Praktisk information


  • Från okt 01 till apr 30
  • Från Tisdag till Söndag Från 10:00 till 14:00 Från 15:30 till 18:30
  • Från maj 01 till sep 30
  • Från Tisdag till Söndag Från 10:00 till 14:00 Från 16:30 till 19:30


  • Ordinarie: 13€
  • Reducerat: 11€


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