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Parque Minero de Riotinto

Opens in 18 min: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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“mining area”(5 reviews)
“red river”(4 reviews)
In the mining park of Riotinto you can do a different railway journey, penetrate into a mine, visit a real victorian house and know about the history of a totally transformed mining bowl. Everything at hand at the minig park of Riotinto.
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Plaza Ernest Lluch s/n, 21660 Minas de Riotinto, Spain
+34 959 59 00 25
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum followed by a train ride through the open caste mining area and then visited the Barrio Ingles. Very knowledgeable guide (Marco) with excellent english. The mining area surrounding the town is indescribably ugly and beautiful in equal measure. A fascinating glimpse of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Ugly and beautiful. Sad and astounding. We didn't have time to visit the museum or the Victorian house but we wouldn't have missed this for the world. It's ugly and sad because, if you take the train trip (and you should) you go through the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tempramarea
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We drove from our hotel in the Isla Canela, over a 1 1/2 hour drive each way but well worth seeing this fascinating place. It was a great day out. It is a must for anyone who enjoys seeing spectacular landscapes, dramatic scenery or who...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Keith70
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Minas de Riotinto is a weard place to visit. The village with its mining museum is worth a visit. Coming from the south, drive on over the A-461 to the north. On the right side you see the deep mining area. Near the first industrial...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JoopOTheHague
Reviewed March 3, 2017

The site is very interesting to see but if only there had been some commentary in English to be able to take in everything to the fullest. Everything is only in Spanish. I think we were the only foreigners the day we went. It would...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lizzypumpkin
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable day out for the family, however the site has so much more potential. We had rudimentary Spanish and knowing that this was going to be Spanish we went along. We did the full package of trips. The train ride has Spanish commentary but to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 387tja
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a fabulous day out, after the train journey we went to see casa 21 belavista, to see the English homes and seen how they lived. There is also a Presbyterian church, which is still used by licks for meetings. Lots of photos upstairs...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank celtictiger_7
Reviewed September 8, 2016

A wonderful place to visit. It is a must for anyone who enjoys seeing spectacular landscapes, dramatic scenery or who is interested in history, archaeology or geology. It pretty much has everything! The train ride was brilliant, going along the Rio Tinto. You pass through...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alison J
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Train journey down the valley was great way to see industrial past and natural landscape remaining. Guide around the minas was very informative. Difficult to get round all the sites in one day.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Donna F
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting area for its geology, mining and social history. The museum is excellent, especially the reconstruction of the Roman mine, complete with the wheel the slaves worked at 100m depth to pump the water. The explanations are all in Spanish so...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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