The historical mining region is waiting to tell you, in a wonderful place full of strong nature, the history of one of the richest territories in the whole of Spain.
Already in antiquity, civilizations as important as the Tartessians, Phoenicians and Romans, had laid eyes on the area, from where they started their extraction of precious metals. Another strong influence was the Dominican culture, with its traces still visible in Pozuelo
To the north of the province, and very near important protected natural areas, such as the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche
or the National Hunting Reserve Pata de Caballo, this region offers visitors cities rich in tradition and renown for their delectable sierra cuisine
A multitude of architectural relics and all kinds of mementos that show the development of the area from the Victorian era to the late nineteenth century and in all its Anglo-Saxon splendour during the Industrial Revolution. Of note here is the colony settled at Riotinto, where you can still enjoy the old customs surviving from those times; an example of this being that the area holds the title of being the birthplace of football in our country.
Places full of history in a spectacular, almost otherworldly setting that cannot be missed.
It is criminal not to also view the old logging and mining sites, under the open sky, on a nice train ride to the heart of the region.
Enjoy the landscape with its ochre and red hues, in a setting that's highly popular within the film industry
; this goes some way towards explaining the red-coloured waters of the Tinto River
crossing the region, and which are presently the object of NASA studies.