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Address: Mertola, Minas de Sao Domingos, Portugal
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nice place

This is a special place. The old industrial buildings, the red mountains in a desolate landmark. We saw no other tourists ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Friendly village with simple architecture but with a place with a remarkable mining history. There are some museums centers that seek to recreate and value the importance of the mine in the town. But it´s the rubble remained of the mine that surprises us. The site is well signposted but deserves another tourist use because of the historic importance that... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a special place. The old industrial buildings, the red mountains in a desolate landmark. We saw no other tourists ...

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

hi everyone jim and joan here,our visit to Sao Domingos back in 2007 with our motor home was the most enjoyable made loads of freinds local and other campers parked in park beside lake used to get fresh bread delivered to site every morning, had really good time in pk resturant with some local people and staff also other campers... More 

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Roanne, France
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235 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Sadly for many Portuguese villages few attractions remain to keep them alive, this happily is not the case for Minas de São Domingos which has a rich and fascinating mining history with great walks and bike rides around the sites and infrastructure. Like a previous reviewer I feel disappointed that so many of the motor home visitors simply camp for... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You can find Alentejo's history & culture, nature, biodiversity, lake beach, water fun and mediterranean climate... perfect in springtime and summer!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Industrial archeology needing much more local information about the place, the buildings, the railway and so on.

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a marvellous visit to Mina de Sao Domingos. The highlight was visiting the tapada, where you can go for a swim on the lake, kayaking, bring a picnic or just relax in one of their comfortable bean bags while having a cold beer and some nibbles. It's a lovely place for a family. It's an old mining town... More 

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Cardiff
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this little town was once a mining town. The mine was owned by a british person and they employed portuguese from all around the little villages to work there ( my father in law worked there). A lot of the british owners brought there families out there to live. The old tennis court is still visable at the side of... More 

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Vale Da Telha
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Interesting for a walk on a sunny day. Visited about 8 years ago, stayed in the Lovely Hotel in centre. Nothing much has changed, thought more information boards or trails would be helpful. Museum was closed on a Saturday which was a disappointment. In the centre near the Hotel is a nice bar and restaurant run by a local family.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A small piece of heaven on earth: quiet, relaxing. with very much to do and visit, in the Mina itself and around. a pleasant 3 to 4 day journey worth every bit. Once you go there, sooner or later, you'll be wanting to return once more.

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