GO DOWN LARGEST & MOST ANCIENT MINE OF MERCURY IN THE WORLD
In Almadén (Ciudad Real), you will have the opportunity to go down the largest and the most ancient mine of mercury in the world. This mine was continuously exploited from Roman times to our times. You will go all over the outdoor facilities such as the shafts, the mining interpretation centre, the mercury museum and the furnaces from XVII and XVIII centuries. You will go down 50 meters in depth accompanied by a former miner to the mine from XVII and XVIII centuries. You will go out to the surface board on a train, which was used by miners to move in the mine.
The Mining Park of Almadén is declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to walk inside the mine.
- Price: €14 per person (including taxes)
- Activities available in the following languages: Spanish.English.French
Almadén (Ciudad Real)
- Duration: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
- Date available from: 30/05/2014
- Date available to: 30/05/2020
- Additional information: Closed on Mondays, except holidays and long weekend, 1th and 6th of January, Easter Sunday, 24th, 25th and 31th of December.
- Category of the activity: Circuits and visits. The great outdoors. Culture and traditions
- Who is it for?: Young people. Families. Adults without children. Senior. LGBT
- Organising company: PARQUE MINERO DE ALMADEN
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Water pump at Saint Andrés shaft
Mine gallery (XVIII century)
Mine train reaching the outside
Baritel of Saint Andrés
Almaden Mining Park, brief tour of its facilities a mine of sixteenth century open to the public, museums, and interpretive center of mining.