The region of the Turón Valley was one of the most important coal mining areas in northern Spain. Numerous abandoned mines still tell of the former importance of this area and the old machinery and facilities form a kind of open-air museum.
The best way to understand the mining landscape is to join a guided tour adapted for visitors. This will enable them to discover the primitive mountain mining activity and the “socavón de la Rebaldana” (a late 19th century mining tunnel restored by retired miners for tourism purposes), then continue along the “Via Verde” green hiking way that follows the old railway track. Visitors will then discover the extraction tower of the “Espinos” Pit (1926-1931) which gives an insight into this type of deep mining with its vertical transport system. The route ends at “Pozo Fortuna”, a 200 metres long underground tunnel with various chambers for storing explosives.
|Recommended duration of visit:||2 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|
July to August:
Wednesday - Sunday 11am-2.30, 4-6.30pm
September to June:
Saturday 10.30am-1.30pm, 4.30-6.30pm
Sunday, public holidays 11am-1.30pm