Bustiello Mining Village Information Centre

Bustiello is one of the many mining villages in the province of Asturias, and is situated near Mieres, south of Oviedo, not far from Spain’s northern coast. It is a good example of industrial paternalism. The village was built between 1890 and 1925 by the mining company Sociedad Huellera Española on the estate of the Maqués de Comillas. All the original elements of the village remain: the church, in a Romanesque style with faience dressings, the miners’ club, the school, now a youth hostel, and the hospital, together with chalet-like houses of various grades occupied by the miners and the managerial staff. The visitor can enter house the house of Don Isidros. There are displays about the geology of the Asturias coal mining region, the estates of the Maqués de Commillas, the growth of the mining industry and working conditions in the local collieries.

Bustiello Mining Village Information Centre
Centro de Interpretación del Poblado Minero de Bustiello
33612 Santa Cruz de Mieres
+34 (0) 985 - 422185

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes

Information Centre

Easter holdays, July to August:
Wednesday - Sunday 11am-2.30pm, 4-6.30pm

September to June:
Saturday 10.30am-1.30pm, 4.30-6.30pm
Sunday, holiday 11am-1.30pm

Group visits at any time by appointment

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children