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An interesting place to see

The disused mine is on the outskirts of Rodalquilar village. The buildings are old and derelict but... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Accidental route choice.

We ended up on what can at best be described as a dirt road travelling for almost an hour over the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The disused mine is on the outskirts of Rodalquilar village. The buildings are old and derelict but you walk past them with ease. The road behind the mines is worth a walk. You can easily spend a morning here looking around. Rodalquilar Village is nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We ended up on what can at best be described as a dirt road travelling for almost an hour over the mountains and finally arriving at the gold mine. Unless you have an SUV I would recommend approaching from Rodalquilar village. The old mine workings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Disused Gold Mine at Rodalquilar is a bit of a strange place. It was a thriving workplace until 1966 when it was mainly shut down, but it was worked more recently with new methods until 1990 ish, when it closed for good. Gold had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stopped here on a round robin trip of Cabo de Gata - saw it on Google Earth as was curious - it's November - so well out of season so nothing open - Rodalquiler quite dead! Very spooky driving up & looking around the remains...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Esteban
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fascinating old gold ore processing facility, well worth a trip out. Plenty to see and plenty of information boards. Visitor centre in some of the old buildings. Mirador cliff top viewpoint nearby.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

a very nice trip to do...but difficult driving and dangerous on some places.A marvellous landscape and vieuws.It is a so called route of the goldmines and of the cine.Here and there difficult to find your way ! It is signposted but you have to keep...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Pamaspa
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We rode out by horseback. While facilities are sparse, it's worth the visit to see the area and the buildings. The architecture is also worth reviewing.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JuliaHubbel
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well, the mention of gold usually causes interest for some reason and whilst you won't see any gold, there are plenty of interesting and colourful mineral and rock formations exposed at the site. Essentially derelict, there are enough of the buildings and settling pools which...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We heard about the Rodalquilar Gold Mine by reading a small note in a guidebook, otherwise when driving in the In the Cabo de Gata in southern Spain, we would not have known it was there. A very interesting site that had some mining success...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jilltim
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fantastic site to wander round and a good museum dedicated to it close by. But may need to keep young children close to hand as there are plenty of things to fall off or down.

Date of experience: October 2016
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