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Abandoned Mines of Mazarron

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Mad Max in Rainbowcolors

We strolled in the abandoned mines. Good shoes required, the area is full of colorful earth and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Traveler4life2018
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Frankfurt, Germany
Interesting

I found this an interesting place to spend and hour or so walking around. The colours of the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Sergeant_N
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Puerto de Sagunto, Spain
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28 Feb 2018
“Mad Max in Rainbowcolors”
17 Jun 2017
“Interesting”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mazarron, Spain
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We strolled in the abandoned mines. Good shoes required, the area is full of colorful earth and deposites from the mines. The colors are amazing. We stayed on the paths there, as other visitors also advised. It is worth a visit!

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I found this an interesting place to spend and hour or so walking around. The colours of the stained rocks and fascinating and it has some nice views too. It's definitely work a visit if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went to visit the abandoned buildings and workings. Can park the car off road. Best to go in summer when its dry underfoot but not when its to hot!

Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went on our own for a wander. Large area and would love to go back with a guide to explain what we are seeing.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The mines are no longer productive but it is a great place to visit to capture some of the local history. The mines haven't been worked for many years and many of the buildings are derelict. To wander around the complete works took over 3...More

1  Thank Rojo447
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I belong to a walking group here in Spain (Mazarron). We visited the abandoned mines on one of our walks. There is a great amount to see. Mine shafts, the buildings the workers lived in, they even had their own church, which also stands in...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I visited the old mine workings in Mazarron. These are old mineral workings now abandoned. The mines were a source of various minerals and the waste heaps that were left are quite spectacular they are multicoloured purple green yellow ochre which are even better after...More

2  Thank John G
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

They have mined this area since Roman times, looking for gold, silver, copper and the main elements, allum, which is used in the making of cosmetics. Best to go with a guide from the Tourist Office as they can point out the various buildings. You...More

1  Thank Jon T
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

There has been mining at these mines in the Sierra de la Almenara since the Bronze and Iron Age. The Phoenicians were active here as were the Romans. The Heyday of these mines was in the 1880's which is when most of the ruined buildings...More

1  Thank Fiona K
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