Heritage of the Riotinto Mining District in Huelva

This is the winner of a Diploma.

The project was created to preserve and highlight the mining heritage of the area and use it as a cultural tourist product. The Mining Park has become a landmark dedicated to one of the most important economic activities in the Iberian Peninsula’s history.

Heritage of the Riotinto Mining District, Huelva SPAIN

An old English hospital has been rehabilitated into a museum and history centre, a workers neighbourhood has been restored and an old mining railway now can bring visitors to the biggest open cast mine in Europe. The project is bringing a positive light to a depressed area. A nearby Roman necropolis is included in the park, which is accessible to visitors.

“For the important initiative taken to comprehensively develop a former and convert it into a heritage tourist park.”

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