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Parque Minero de Almadén (MAYASA) takes part in the meeting on industrial heritage of Spain, Andorra, Italy, and Portugal

Parque Minero de Almadén (MAYASA) takes part in the meeting on industrial heritage of Spain, Andorra, Italy, and Portugal

11/05/2016 - Madrid
Press release MAYASA

A number of representatives of institutions, museums, and associations linked to the industrial heritage from all over Spain, Andorra, Italy, and Portugal met on May 10th, at the Museo Nacional de la Ciencia y de la Técnica de Cataluña (mNACTEC) with the goal of promoting the presence of industrial heritage’s museums and interpretation centers within the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) and laying the foundations for establishing several regional European routes. In the meeting the representatives from Almadén’s Mining Park (MAYASA) played an active role.

The more than forty persons who attended this international meeting were greeted, at the Palau Moja in Barcelona, by the Director-General for Catalan Archives, Libraries, Museums and Heritage, Mr. Jusèp Boya. Afterwards they went to Terrassa, to the mNACTEC, the venue for the different working meetings, which were attended by the European representative Mr. Massimo Preite.

Currently, the Almadén’s Mining Park, the the Agbar Water Museum at Cornellà de Llobregat, and the mNACTEC are the only Anchor Points in Spain within this important route, which serves for promoting, generating value and diffusing the most outstanding European industrial heritage.

European Route of Industrial Heritage

Almadén’s Mining Park became a member of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) in 2015, as an Anchor Point. The above organization is the main European tourist information network established for diffusing its industrial heritage.

Currently, ERIH includes more than 1,000 sites in 44 European countries, and among those sites there are 80 Anchor Points. In Spain there were only two sites within this category, and none of them belonged to the mining heritage.

The Anchor Points constitute the ERIH’s main route. They are places with an exceptional historical significance in terms of industrial heritage, which offer a high-quality experience to their visitors and which are the best references of the European industrial heritage. Classifying a site within this category constitutes a real quality stamp and guarantees visitors that they will enjoy a pleasant and interesting visit.


MAYASA belongs to Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which includes a total of 16 state-owned companies in which it has direct, majority shareholding participations, with a workforce of around 73,000 professionals in 2014; the Spanish state-owned television and radio corporation, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española, which is attached to SEPI, and one public foundation. Equally, SEPI has direct minority shareholdings in a further ten companies, and indirect shareholdings in more than one hundred companies.

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