Mines Prehistòriques de Gavà

Parque Arqueológico Minas de Gavà - Can Tintorer Mines

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Location: Gavà
(41.310008, 2.000278)
Open: JAN to 15-JUN Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-19, Sun 10-14:30.
16-JUN to 15-SEP Mon-Sat 10-19, Sun 10-14:30.
16-SEP to DEC Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-19, Sun 10-14:30.
Closed 01-JAN, 06-JAN, 24-JUN, 25-DEC, 26-DEC.
Classification: MineStone Age Flint mine MineGem Mine variscite MineIron Mine ExplainOldest Mines
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Address: Parque Arqueológico Minas de Gavà, Carrer de Jaume I, 7, 08850 Gavà (Baix Llobregat), Tel: +34-93263-9650. E-mail: contact
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4000 b.C. first traces of mining.
1996 declared a Cultural Property of National Interest.


This is a prehistoric mine, which means it was mine long ago during the Stone Age. There are nearly no remains of the mining tools of that time, but the stone age miners left kilometers of narrow passages. The mines cover an area of 200 ha and there are more than 100 mines.

This mine is said to be the oldest mine in Europe, but the UNESCO seems to think that MineLes minières de silex néolithique de Spiennes is the oldest one.

In this mine a green mineral named variscite was mined during the Neolithic period. It was used to make body ornaments. During the Iberian, Roman and Medieval periods the mining was revived, but for iron ores.