The visit to the interior of the mine
is the main attraction for visitors. Few people have had the chance to go down a mine and even fewer have been able to visit historical mines that date from the 16-18th centuries.
The visits take the form of guided tours in small groups with safety guaranteed.
The area open to visits corresponds to level 1, where visitors can see the mine of El Pozo (15/16 centuries)
and that of El Castillo (18th-century)
joined together by the so-called 'caña gitana (gypsy tube)'
The mine is 50 m below ground and reached by a cage located in the San Teodoro shaft.
Once inside the mine, visitors can see the gallery of the mine of El Pozo, the loader of the San Aquilino mine, a tool room, the mine face, the gallery of the mine of El Castillo, the San Andrés shaft, the Castro lathe and the Forzados gallery
Visitors come out of the mine on an underground miners’ train
The refurbishment work was completed in 2006 and was co-financed by funds from the ERDF