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Espinos Pit Interpretation Centre
Mieres (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
San Andrés.33610 , Turón
985 422 185
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  • Prior booking required for group visits.

    Individual: €5
    Group (20+): €4

An extraordinary example of coal mining in the attractive Turón Valley.

Dating from the 1920s, it was promoted by the Basque-financed Hulleras de Turón mining company. It constitutes an engineering feat whose reduced scale and magnificent restoration facilitates an understanding of how these facilities operated and the industrial history of this area.

The Interpretation Hall is housed in the former lamp room and serves as an introduction to or culmination of the tour, along with the access to the unique scenic balcony dug out of the contiguous tailings tip. Linked to the Valley Greenway and located in the Mining Valleys Protected Landscape, the pedestrian route reveals various pieces of industrial historical interest in a setting of tremendous environmental quality.

Espinos Pit Interpretation Centre