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Samuño Valley Ecomuseum and San Luis Pit
Langreo (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
El Cadaviu. 33909 Ciañu
984 082 215
Email Website

Groups need to book at least a week in advance.
Seating on the train for 58 people.

Estimated duration of the visit: 2 hours.


  • 1st April to 15th September
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm
    The train leaves every hour.

    1st March to 14th June
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Closed on Tuesday

    Group visits: Thursday

    Open on weekends and holidays up to 14/06.

    Bookings at: and by phone: 984 082 215.

    Individual: €10
    Children (under 12): €4
    Over 65s: €5
    Children (0-3):Free

San Luis Pit came into being in the early decades of the 20th century and in the early 21st century will constitute one of the inspiring elements of Samuño Valley Mining Ecomuseum.

The influence of the Carbones de La Nueva and Real Compañía Asturiana de Minas mining companies was instrumental in shaping La Nueva as we know it today. The building of houses, barracks, etc., was promoted at a company level. The industrial landscape and sociology thus become key elements in the creation of the Samuño Valley Mining Ecomuseum in Llangréu/Langreo.

The museum project was based mainly on the former San Luis Pit, the mining village of La Nueva, spawned by the pit itself, and the railroad and mine entrance leading to the coal.

The recovery of the railroad that carried the coal down from the Samuño mines to the Nalón Valley thus enables visitors to the ecomuseum to ride on an authentic mining train and follow the old coal road.

The train ride begins in the open air, climbing uphill surrounded by chestnut trees through the narrow valley, alongside the River Samuño. It then heads deep into the darkness of the bowels of the earth along an old horizontal mine entrance one kilometre long to reach the first level of San Luis Pit, where the cage will bring the intrepid passengers back out into the light of day and allow them to discover one of the architectural jewels of Industrial Heritage on a national scale. A unique experience in European industrial tourism not to be missed.

Samuño Valley Ecomuseum and San Luis Pit