The 36th Session of the World Heritage Committee, meeting in Saint Petersburg (Russia), has accepted the joint candidature by the Almaden Mine (Ciudad Real, Spain) and the Idrija Mine (Slovenia) for inclusion on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in recognition of their value as unique examples of mercury mining over the centuries.

Congratulations Almaden!

Almaden is the 44th site in Spain on the List of World Heritage Sites, showing the highest level of the abundant diversity and wealth to be found in terms of cultural and natural heritage.

Should you be interested in visiting these mines, we can cater you accommodation needs at the Paradores Network. These are the closest to the New World Heritage Site:

Parador de Merida
Parador de Oropesa

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