Minas de Riotinto

Minas de Riotinto

The town of Minas de Rio Tinto has always been based around, and dependent on, the mines themselves which give it its name. Minas de Rio Tinto reached its peak of prosperity and importance in the late 19th and early 20th century, when the minies were in full productioin and the towns population was 200.000.

In 1990 the new Atalaya golf course was built next to the village of Minas de Rio Tinto; the original was founded in the 19th century within the Rio Tinto copper mine. The course is 2,300 metres long, with grassed greens but the fairways are bare earth, reminiscent of the original course used by miners and engineers.

If you are considering visiting Las Minas de Rio Tinto you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Las Minas de Rio Tinto highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the location of Las Minas de Rio Tinto with the corresponding local road network.