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Northwest Spanish mines and industrial heritage
Posted: 28/10/2019 17:07:40
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I'm so happy I found a forum like this. It's my first time posting but I have been reading for a long time. I would like to share more about the Asturian Industrial Heritage, as I have only seen a thread that talks about the Asturian mining museum, and others about mines in southern Spain. I think that mine explorers and industrial archaeologists will find this interesting.

Asturias (north-west Spain) is a region that has a major concentration of mining heritage sites. Most of you might know the area because of Picos de Europa (worth visiting and exploring) but during the XX century, Asturian coal mining developed at a mass scale during World War I, when the main European producers where involved in the war.

Arnao, the mine in the video, is the first mine in Asturias excavated under the ocean floor.
https://vimeo.com/340451717

There are many more sites to discover and explore. You can find more information about the Asturian Industrial heritage in this site https://patrimoniuindustrial.com/en/ It's in Spanish and English.

If you plan to visit Asturias and want to visit some heritage sites, you will definitely need to rent a car. Most of these sites are only accessible by car (no public transport or bus can get there) and some others on foot!
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Posted: 28/10/2019 19:31:03
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Many thanks. Over the years I have visited many sites in this area and also northern Portugal. Lots to see.


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Posted: 31/10/2019 14:31:02
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That's good to hear Monty! Which sites did you visit? IP: 193.153.177.114
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Posted: 02/11/2019 15:47:39
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Last visit (2 weeks ago), I went to Borralha, Minas das Sombras, Minas dos Carris and a quick visit to Portelo.

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