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Interesting place to visit. The mine has been abandoned since the 60s and left to crumble. Not only do the decaying buildings make great photo ops but also the landscape itself. Because of the minerals in the soil the rivers and shallow lakes are brown,...More
Worth a look about this large mine which closed in 1964. The sent the ore by rail to pomaro on the guadiana and then down to Ayemonte or Villa Real de Sao Antonio to be shipped to England, polluting the whole rive in the process.
I've been here several times since 0 years ago and everytime I discover something new.
From the million coulors of the open pit to the abandoned facilities of achada do gamo, the Mines can offer an excelent experience on foot, by 4x4 or buy bike....More
take time to wander round these atmospheric ruins from the industrial age. The mine buildings give a sense of how the mine would have operated and comprehensive information boards explain each point in full. The mine engine towers over the mine giving a ghost town...More
It was very interesting to walk around and read about how the mine came to be and came to an end. We were in Pomarão the day before, which also has its History connected to this mine. The acid "lake" is an amazing sight, with...More
This village with its abandoned pyrite mines and derelict industrial buildings is an incredible place. We walked around at will...no entry charge, no guides... There were signs in Portuguese and English explaining the sights and history of the place. This would be of huge interest...More
Visited this place and have met (by luck) an old man (85) who worked there for 35 years... every day for 12 hours...unbelievable... 800 meters deep... about 2300 steps down to earth ... amazing landscape... another planet... another time... visit it and check history... e.g....More
Friendly village with simple architecture but with a place with a remarkable mining history. There are some museums centers that seek to recreate and value the importance of the mine in the town. But it´s the rubble remained of the mine that surprises us. The...More