|Located in the upper Serranía
de Cuenca, approximately 80 kilometers from the city of Cuenca in Castilla-la
Mancha, can be found Cueva del Hierro, a small town with many antiquities
from the Celtiberian and Roman ages.
The town is a quaint and
friendly place to visit, but its principal attraction is the Roman Mine,
where small guided groups can tour and learn much about the strip mining
of iron back in those days.
Along with the mine itself,
visitors will tour the Mining Interpretation Centre to learn more about
the evolution of strip mining right through from the Celtiberian age until
today, together with an interesting audiovisual presentation.
There is also a beautiful
botanical walk available in the area where nature can be enjoyed while
learning the different and most characteristic vegetal species of the Sierra
de Cuenca, all the while surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
The video below gives a tour
of the mine with a little of the surrounding area and you can read more
about the mine on the official