Mina de la Jayona

Useful Information

Location: Fuente del Arco, Sierra de la Jayona, Badajoz.
Open: Summer 10, 12, 18. Winter 10, 12, 15:30.
Fee: free!
Classification: MineIron Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Mina de la Jayona, Tel: +34-924-878001.
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1921 mine abandoned.
23-SEP-1997 declared a Natural Monument.


The Mina de la Jayona is a iron mine, located in a karst area. The iron ore was mined at the beginning of the 20th century, leaving huge open cast pit and excavated karst forms. Today it is protected and developed into a tourist destination by the Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Urbanismo y Turismo of the Junta de Extremadura.

Visits are possible after apointment at the Ayuntamiento de Fuente del Arco (city council of Fuente del Arco). The visits include three levels, numbers two, three and four, of the eleven existing levels.