Welcome to the website of Las Cavenes Roman gold mine visitor centre. The centre is located next to the extraction area where Romans mined gold during the 1st and 2nd centuries BC, in an impressive location at the foot of the Sierra de Francia mountain range.


The centre has two halls where you can get to know the different shapes gold takes in nature or discover its numerous properties, properties which, since early prehistoric times right up to today, have made it the object of man’s desire. The visit will allow you to understand in great detail how these mines were operated during the Roman era, through the interpretation panels or the large-size mock up, bringing you closer to the techniques used to extract gold from the soil of Las Cavenes.


Once you have completed the visit you can walk along the signposted routes that start at the centre and take you to the extraction area, where you will enjoy, first-hand, the landscape created by these mining works, which today forms the archaeological site of Las Cavenes, declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2002.

 

 

All exhibition halls have an accessible panel providing textual content in Braille, and the possibility of downloading audio guides in Spanish or English, as well as a sign language guide or documents adapted for people with reading comprehension problems (easy reading), to your smartphone through a QR code. Likewise, the route of the centre has tactile paving for the visually impaired.