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Almadén Mines


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  • Mining implements inside the Almadén mines. Ciudad Real

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Almadén Mines


Contact details

Parque Minero de Almadén
C/ Cerco San Teodoro, s/n.
13400  Almadén, Ciudad Real  (Castile-La Mancha)


Almadén Mines


Timetables

From Oct 01 to Apr 30
 Tuesday to Sunday
 10:00 to 14:00
 15:30 to 18:30


Closing days: Monday

From May 01 to Sep 30
 Tuesday to Sunday
 10:00 to 14:00
 16:30 to 19:30


Closing days: Monday

Almadén Mines


Prices

General: €14
Reduced: €12
Groups: €12

Almadén Mines


Description

These are among the most important mercury mines in the world. The mines continued operating from Roman times until 2003, when they ceased their activities and were converted into a Mining Park. It is calculated that these mines have produced more than 250,000 tons of mercury. The mine is reached by descending through the San Teodoro shaft to a depth of 50 metres. Don't worry about coming up to the surface again, as you'll be brought up in a mine cart pulled by a train. What can you see on your visit? You'll have the experience of going down a mine and feeling like a genuine miner with your helmet, in semi-darkness, and with individual lamp to guide you during your tour. In addition to the underground mine you can visit the Mining Interpretation Centre where you can learn about the mining techniques used, and the Carlos IV gateway and the Mercury Museum.

Construction:
Caves and tourist mines

  • World Heritage certification
  • Accessibility certification