Agrupa Vicenta Mines & Flamenco Performance

  • Port

    Cartagena, Spain

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3¼ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

The city of Cartagena was founded on the wealth of silver, lead and zinc from the surrounding hills. It became the seaport from which the minerals could be exported.

Abandoned 40 years ago, the Agrupa Vicenta mine was recently opened to the public to showcase the importance of mining to the region. The mine spreads over almost 52,000 square feet and descends to a depth of up to 263 feet beneath the surface. You will reach the entrance of the mine by trolley train.

Inside the mine every year, during August, the International el Cante de Las Minas Flamenco Festival takes place, attracting the most important Flamenco performers from around the world. This location has been selected for this important festival because of the amazing acoustics of the mine's halls. Experience for yourself this spectacle beneath the earth's surface during a 30-minute Flamenco performance.

Take the train back to the parking area, where your coach will be waiting to return you to the ship.

Notes:

Minimum age is 5 years. Lighting in the mines is very subdued. You will encounter uneven ground and loose gravel. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations.