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Minas de Sao Domingos

Mertola, Minas de Sao Domingos, Portugal
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Great for everyone

It's considered one the best fluvial Beachs in the country; they have a good type off water... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Gonçalo L
via mobile
Increadible good

Just a perfect natural feeling place to enjoy life and summer holidays. My son loved it and we had... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Flávia C
London, United Kingdom
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Mertola, Minas de Sao Domingos, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It's considered one the best fluvial Beachs in the country; they have a good type off water ... with a different Beaty that you can find ... the hotel near was good and they have equipment to see the stars at the night ... the...More

Thank Gonçalo L
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just a perfect natural feeling place to enjoy life and summer holidays. My son loved it and we had a wonderful time on and out the warm and calm water!

Thank Flávia C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Interesting place to visit. The mine has been abandoned since the 60s and left to crumble. Not only do the decaying buildings make great photo ops but also the landscape itself. Because of the minerals in the soil the rivers and shallow lakes are brown,...More

Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see here... the area is not well taken care... it's clean place but the things like the floor and direction signals are not restored... old accesses...

Thank Pedro_Steve
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Worth a look about this large mine which closed in 1964. The sent the ore by rail to pomaro on the guadiana and then down to Ayemonte or Villa Real de Sao Antonio to be shipped to England, polluting the whole rive in the process.

1  Thank PeterADH
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been here several times since 0 years ago and everytime I discover something new. From the million coulors of the open pit to the abandoned facilities of achada do gamo, the Mines can offer an excelent experience on foot, by 4x4 or buy bike....More

1  Thank Boni_pt
Reviewed 16 September 2016

take time to wander round these atmospheric ruins from the industrial age. The mine buildings give a sense of how the mine would have operated and comprehensive information boards explain each point in full. The mine engine towers over the mine giving a ghost town...More

2  Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It was very interesting to walk around and read about how the mine came to be and came to an end. We were in Pomarão the day before, which also has its History connected to this mine. The acid "lake" is an amazing sight, with...More

2  Thank Marina C
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and worthwhile visiting if one is interested in Industrial Archeology. It is situated in a small village, where the miners lived and worked from 1858 until 1965.

Thank Pedro P
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This village with its abandoned pyrite mines and derelict industrial buildings is an incredible place. We walked around at will...no entry charge, no guides... There were signs in Portuguese and English explaining the sights and history of the place. This would be of huge interest...More

2  Thank pauline a
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