The Mining Park of La Unión

Places and routes | 27 apr 2015

The Mining Park of La Unión is located in Murcia. It’s 50 minutes away from Ciudad Quesada. This spectacular landscape is a protected area. It’s a historical place declared of Cultural Interest. If you visit this mining park you can learn the entire process of the old underground mining industry of 19th and 20th century including the extraction of the mineral, washing and the subsequent smelting process. You will beginning the journey aboard the mine train to discover over 4.000 square meters of mining galleries.

 

 

The Mining Park of La Unión

La Union Mining Park. By fundacionsierraminera.com

 

 

You can watch a documentary film about the history of La Unión mining camp in the Centro de Interpretación del Parque.

 

 

Agrupa Vicenta Mine

Agrupa Vicenta Mine. By cartagena.com

 

 

The Agrupa Vicenta mine is one of the most spectacular mines of Europe. It’s the unique mine open to the public of Murcia. It’s an old pyrite mine with spectacular interior spaces and a reddish water lake.

 

 

Gallery of La Unión mining park

Gallery. By parqueminerodelaunion.es

 

 

Also you can see the outside of Pablo and Virginia mines, the munitions dump, the mud pond, a roasting furnace, the compressor room, the smokestacks and the washeries such as the Lavadero Remunerada.

 

 

Map

The Mining Park of La Unión. By parqueminerodelaunion.com

 

 

Finally, you can end the tour with a tasting of Spanish wines and tapas in the snack bar of the park. We show you how to arrive to the Mining Park of La Unión from Ciudad Quesada in this map.

 

  

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