The region

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Shire and British legacy

Berrocal is part of the natural region of the mining, created around the wealth generated over the centuries by the Rio Tinto mine, it is in a strategic location to serve as a basis for visitors who want to make to the region on one side and the province of Huelva and Sevilla on the other because at 30Km from the village passes the highway Sevilla- Huelva can be caught at a point equidistant from both capital-about 45Km each city- or beaches and Doñana. Less than an hour is also within the Sierra de Aracena and populations like Almonaster, Jabugo or Aracena same villages to be visited.

The historical richness of the region revolves around mining and on devolving the sights, the most important is the Mining Museum Ernest Lluch on which pivots the organization of visits of the main points of interest associated with history mining in the region, so it is possible to make a train ride for part of the route of the old railway Rio Tinto by a route 22km round trip that takes us from the source station to station Los Frailes where makes a stop to visit the Rio Tinto. The route runs through old mining facilities in parallel always with the river and through the old garage where today the maintenance and restoration I extend railway equipment that is still preserved are made, consider this railway with steam locomotive active oldest in Spain.
The museum along with a wide sample of archeology and mining features a reproduction of a Roman mine with a series of tunnels that can be scrolled to see the conditions of that time.

Another interesting visits that can be contracted in the museum is the old mine Peña del Hierro, of great interest contains a deep lake of red water, you can access the center cuts through an ancient Roman gallery.

Finally we visit the English district of Bellavista composed Victorian mansions, the museum has a house rebuilt and decorated according to the time and can be accessed with the Presbyterian Church. There are numerous tracks left by British culture, in fact Rio Tinto's first football game was played in Spain in 1874, the Bellavista- club or tennis, in fact the whole town of Rio Tinto here also entered the golf -still exists it was created by the company since the old town disappeared with the expansion of the mine. English surnames are still preserved in the village. the mine largest open pit in Europe is preserved, the Corta Atalaya almost 400 meters deep. The museum itself was the old hospital of the company.
Other attractions in the region are the megalithic monuments, we will find throughout the region but are especially important dolmens of El Pozuelo, you can visit the interpretive center of the dolmen culture in Zalamea.

There are other points of interest such as Plaza de toros Spain's oldest preserved in Campofrio or art museum Vázquez Díaz in Nerva.