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Museo Minero Rio Tinto y Tren Minero

Plaza Ernest Lluch s/n, 21660 Huelva, Spain
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Out Of This orld

Travel on a train and go back in time across a landscape that's more similar to mars than earth, a... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
DennisGibraltar
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Gibraltar
The Closest Thing to Mars on Earth

Well worth a day-trip visit from Sevilla if you have a geological interest or want to see extreme... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Landing23atLHR
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Kingston, Canada
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In the mining park of Riotinto you can do a different railway journey, penetrate into a mine, visit a real victorian house and know about the history of a totally transformed mining bowl. Everything at hand at the minig park of Riotinto.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Plaza Ernest Lluch s/n, 21660 Huelva, Spain
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Travel on a train and go back in time across a landscape that's more similar to mars than earth, a bygone era of British rule and industrial revolution, we stayed nearby at the Victorian House Rio Tinto which is only 10 minutes walk from the...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Well worth a day-trip visit from Sevilla if you have a geological interest or want to see extreme terrains, both natural and man-made. It will become very apparent why there are references to the area being used for research about Mars. The overall area has...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had to drive 1.30 hours from our place to get there but it was very worthy. On a hot day, with kids, was very relaxing and so beautiful landscape. Because of the train, kids could take the hit and we all could enjoy this...More

Thank Olasid
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Although this was quite a long drive up from Huelva, it was well worth the experience. We only went to the museum, which had a whole variety of exhibitions, examining the changes in the landscape and the devastation it has caused to the local area,...More

1  Thank mazzerRedcar
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Rio Tinto mine and went on the 90 minute train journey around the mine. Ages ranged between 6 and 65. Everyone had a lovely time! Points to note the train only goes a few times a day. Usually 1.30pm and 5pm seems...More

4  Thank sazzleevans
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum is all about the mining of the ore around the town and also about the British when they were here from the 1880's to the 1950's. The train trip is well worth it, 90 minutes. A new attraction since our last visit is...More

Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun. Took the train ride and also the tour of Peña de Hierro. Very beautiful and unique area.

Thank Garrick R
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The tour includes a visit to the excellent museum, a ride on the old mineral railway in genuine 1919 carriages (steam only once a month; diesel otherwise) and a visit to an old iron mine - and is very good value for money. You travel...More

Thank JJHDerbyshire
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing museum spread over quite a wide area - you need to use your car to follow the museum bus to the tunnel and open cast, and the train ride station. The whole scheme is well thought out and really gives you a flavour...More

Thank Mosssphere
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went on an adult group but kids would just enjoy this trip so much . The colours were amazing along the way.Not much to do when you reach the destination and there would only be sandwiches and crisps at the wee station, so bring...More

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darylkulak
28 August 2017|
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Response from mazzerRedcar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive along the road and see the excavations and the amazing colours of the ground as well as the river.
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Lily C
1 February 2015|
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Response from bermonYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we cannot help - we travelled there by car. The Museum's own website only give instructions (in Spanish) for arriving by car, which suggests that there is no alternative. The Seville Tourist Office may be of help.
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