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Parque Minero de Almaden

Cerco de San Teodoro s/n, 13400 Almaden, Spain
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Fascinating tour

A very interesting tour of a mine from which a third of the worlds mercury has been extracted. You... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
EdDargan
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Cleobury Mortimer
via mobile
Best kept secret

No one seems to have heard of this Mercury Mine. 2000 years old, mined by the romans and the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
susanaespana
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Spain
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The visit of the Almaden Minining Park starts with surface mining facilities in the Visitor Center and continues through the old workshops and “San Aquilino” and “San Teodoro” shafts. Before the tour along the underground passages the visitors will...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cerco de San Teodoro s/n, 13400 Almaden, Spain
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A very interesting tour of a mine from which a third of the worlds mercury has been extracted. You experience the inside of the mine, learn about mercury (there’s some clever illustrations of Mercury properties in the Museum), the history of the mine, the processing...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

No one seems to have heard of this Mercury Mine. 2000 years old, mined by the romans and the moors. Prisoners were then forced to work down there in more recent times and then slaves worked the mine. We were taken to a small museum...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A fascinating mining museum with a brilliant mix of exhibits and elements to the tour. The 3d model of the underground workings coupled with the video showing how it developed gives an excellent introduction to the site. Luckily there were enough visitors to allow the...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I visited the mine before and had a great experience, On this occasion I visited the mercury museum amongst othe places. Eusebio was one of my guides, although my native language is English I do speak Spanish, however ,Eusebio gave me the tour in English....More

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I have had the pleasure to stay in Almaden for a week on business. I visited the mines, a great experience, a great place and most of fantastic people (staff) The mercury mines are 700 metres deep and have tunnells running for 230 kilometres, many...More

5  Thank paspain
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

This mine was in operation from pre-Roman times til 1973. The mine was central to the history of Spain as the mercury it produced was used in the extraction of gold from ore. The mine's Cinnabar ore was also used by Romans, Chinese and Spanish...More

4  Thank DPearce43
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