Location

Linares Conference 2016 Map

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The Linares – La Carolina mining district is located in the south-west of Europe. Its territory includes eight municipalities of the north of Jaen province, in an exceptional situation that is, in fact, the “entrance” to Andalusia from the centre or north of Spain.

The mediterranean weather shaped several beautiful landscapes, in which the nature has integrated the traces made by the mining activity along the centuries, making up a place with great geological, environmental and cultural richness.

Úbeda and Baeza towns, declared by the UNESCO as WHS (World Heritage Site), due to their exceptional Renaissance Heritage, are less than 30 km far from the district and maintained an intense relationship with it.

The towns of Granada and Cordoba, more than 100 km far, allow to know the magnificence of the Muslim presence in Andalusia and the coexistence of Jew, Arabian and Christian cultures.

A long history of mining activity transformed the district in an “industrial island” surrounded of agricultural areas that currently shape an environment of olive plantations that in many cases, especially in the south west area, enclose the mining installations remains.