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Learn about the mining industry at El Maestrat Mining Park
Ocio y diversión
- La Torre d´En Besora
El Maestrat Mining Park consists of a grid of longitudinal galleries more than four kilometers long.
Are you interested in learning about the old underground mining industry? El Maestrat Mining Park is located in the natural area of La Fontanella, some 800 meters above sea level. It consists of a grid of longitudinal galleries more than four kilometers long whose minerals (essentially iron and goethite oxides and hydroxides) were extracted from the 1940s until the late 1960s. Enter the bowels of the earth and discover the secret of El Maestrat Mining Park. Just three kilometers from La Torre d´En Besora and eight kilometers from the town of Culla, you’ll encounter a unique world.
Besides enjoying the magnificent panoramic views of the region of l´Alt Maestrat, you can also visit the galleries in the Victoria and Esperanza mines. This is a perfect place for learning about the old underground mining industry, exploring its galleries and learning about how the miners who left this extraordinary legacy actually lived and worked. As part of the region’s heritage and with great tourist and cultural appeal, the old mines provide a unique sensory experience, an exciting adventure you won’t want to miss.