La Arboleda- recycling of an iron mine-Biscay, Basque Country, Spain

txatxy @txatxya month ago · 2 min read

La Arboleda- recycling of an iron mine.

At least three hours to explore it, all day to enjoy it.
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Hello friends
When the old offices die and the landscape is regenerated we can find that nature and art are not at odds but quite the opposite
La Arboleda is the last vestiges we have of our mining past.
Iron here was a very important industry.
Nowadays it has become a park where we can all enjoy.
Located 20km from Bilbao.

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It is a good area to eat the rich products of the country.
Famous for its beans with its sacraments, blood sausage, rib, sausage and bacon
It is also a great museum as it has works of art scattered throughout the mountain.
Most are made of iron since this place was the iron mines.
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There are also large stone sculptures.
Scattered all over the place.

They fit the landscape as if their site had always been that particular site.
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It is a recreation place with benches and tables to eat the delicious chops that you can grill in your barbecues, you just put the wood on the fire and of course the food haha.
But before we take a walk through its lakes where we can find water lilies and some fish.
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We can also see the cows with their children grazing quietly, without bothering us, mere mortals, they ruminate with tranquility
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There are also many animals living here free.
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On our walk we find wooden bridges that take you to different heights.
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Heads upside down painted blue.


As I always tell you here we are great food lovers and nothing better than representing it with a fork for small people haha.

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A natural park recycled from an iron mine.
Ticket price 0
Enjoy 100

It's time to go down to the city.
We have come by car. But you can go from the bus and then take the funicular de la robla, an experience since you almost hang up when the route reaches a curve under a bridge.
The views say it all
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Recommended for the whole family.
At least three hours to explore it, all day to enjoy it.
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happy ride.
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Qué lugar más increiblemente alucinante. Y muy buenas las fotografías.

txatxy @txatxya month ago

la próxima vez es el lugar ideal para un día de primavera jajaj

feliz miércoles lluvioso


Que no te quepa duda, ja, ja


@txatxy (sounds basqian imho) instead of "recycling", "recycled" I would use the term "recultivated" or "restorated", the former means "to cause to grow or flourish anew", the latter means "a bringing back to a former position or condition". I would use the former as the mine wasn't set up again but a its site was given new purpose.

txatxy @txatxya month ago

hello thank you very much for your attention and suggestion

Happy day


So beautiful 😍


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Very nice how this place transformed over time from mining to tourism. It's quite beautiful.