Mining & underground heritage

Places where you may have to use a lantern. Or not. But you will always learn interesting facts about the mining history of Alentejo in our suggestions.
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Industrial Monument · Alentejo
São Domingos mines
Alentejo

Abandoned mining complex with surreal views being transformed into a heritage site.  

from Fernando Teigão dos Santos,   Portugal Wildscapes
Archaeological Site · Alentejo
Castro da Cola
Alentejo

Explore the ruins of an ancient castle and look for hidden secrets.

from Fernando Teigão dos Santos,   Portugal Wildscapes
Industrial Monument · Alentejo
Achada do Gamo
Alentejo

Apocalyptic landscape shaped by metalworking activities decades ago.

from Fernando Teigão dos Santos,   Portugal Wildscapes
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 180 m
Descent 176 m

This route takes you to the heritage mining complex of São Domingos while also passing through some astonishing landscapes.

from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes
Difficulty
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 138 m
Descent 138 m

This walk will introduce you to the culture and mining heritage of the village of Aljustrel.

from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes