Museo del Mercurio del Parque Minero de Almadén

Mercury Museum

The Mercury Museum, installed in the building recovered from the old mercury store of the “Cerco de Buitrones”. The building was built in 1941, it has a square floor plan, with an open interior patio, ground floor and basement. It´s made up of stone loadbearing walls and lime mortar. The main elevation shows a portal with an entrance arch, with two medallions and a pediment on a cornice.

In this building there are rooms dedicated to the geology and paleontology of the area, mercury sciences with interactive experiments on the physics and chemistry of mercury, the history of the metallurgy of this metal and the mercury weighing and packaging room. The basement is dedicated to the history of the mines and the transport from Almadén to the shipyard of Seville and from there to Africa.

General Presentation

The Almadén Mining Park is a set of complementary facilities and experiences:

Centro de recepción de visitantes

Visitor recepcion center

Exhibitions, store and restaurant

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Mina subterránea visitable

Visitable underground mine

With interpretative recreations

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Hospital de Mineros San Rafael

San Rafael miners’ hospital

Built in 1755, it houses: Historical Archives, Exhibition Spaces, Miners’ Hospital, Forced Prison, Regional Heritage

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Centro de Interpretación de la Minería

Mining interpretation center


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Museo del Mercurio de Almadén

Mercury Museum

Audiovisuals, mockups and interactive experiments

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Instalaciones exteriores del Parque Minero de Almadén

Instalaciones exteriores

Espacios tematizados: Antiguos talleres, Castillete del pozo de San Aquilino, Castillete del San Teodoro.

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Ecoturismo de Castilseras

Castilseras ecotourism

Magnificent landscapes with a big variety of fauna, flora and geology

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