Mina de la Jayona and "Nuestra Señora del Ara" Hermitage

Mina de la Jayona and "Nuestra Señora del Ara" Hermitage

Mina de la Jayona is located in “Fuente del Arco”. The visit to the mine is free and by appointment, and is done in small groups with a duration of one and half hour walk during which you can see the unique microclimate, wildlife and vegetation.


Excavations made during the mining of iron have revealed some interesting geological formations, including a fault or crevice of more than 300 square metres, as well as mineralization of diverse kinds, and karst formations. It has been declared a National Monument by the Extremaduran Government.



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