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Almería: Giant Geode and Pulpí Mine Guided Tour

Product ID: 315782
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Discover the largest visitable geode in the world, the Giant Geode in Pulpí Mine, Almería. Enjoy this unique wonder of nature and the wider history of the mine on a guided tour.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the mine at El Pilar de Jaravía
  • Admire the largest visitable geode in Europe
  • Discover the Castle of San Juan de los Terreros
Full description
See the largest visitable geode in the world in the mine of El Pilar de Jaravía, Pulpí. This mine was one of the most important locations in Spain for its mineral wealth from 1840 until the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.

Learn about the extraction of minerals such as iron and lead. During the first phase of the visit, observe the remains of these minerals that are still seen in the access galleries.

Enter the mine see the Giant Geode which has dimensions of 8 meters in length and 2 meters in height covered by huge plaster crystals that have been formed over the years. Enjoy a walk through history and observe one of the great wonders of nature. Your guide will explain the economic importance of the mine in decades past, and how the Geode and other crystals were formed. 

Finally, you can visit the nearby castle of San Juan de los Terreros, located about 10 minutes by car from the Pilar de Jaravía. An entrance ticket to the site is included with this package, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the coastline and surrounding town.
Includes
  • Ticket to the Giant Geode
  • Local guide during the visit to the Geode
  • Entrance ticket to Castle of San Juan de los Terreros
  • Safety helmet during the visit
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

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Meeting point

Meet at La Geoda de Pulpi and look for your guide with an "Almería Expertur" flag.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
• Due to conservation regulations, the geode cannot be entered at all; each visitor will have a designated amount of time to insert half their body inside to experience it first hand

From US$ 36.24 per person

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Product ID: 315782