Gallaecian-Roman gold mining in Serra da Groba Tour

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Visit to the Gallaecian-Roman mine of Os Buratos dos Mouros; a tray into the greatest gold mining cycle of Antiquity.


  • Os Buratos dos Mouros is a beautiful geo-archaeological place
  • In the track through Serra da Groba you can see the Garrano horses
  • The visit immerses you in the biggest gold rush of the Antiquity


Os Buratos dos Mouros is one of the best-known and beautiful ancient gold mine in the impressive Serra da Groba, with outstanding views over the Vigo ria and Miñor valley. The circular walk, 6 km and 3 hours long round trip, starts at the archaeological site of Chan do Cereixo, and goes through the 'garranos' environment (feral horses descended from those of the Neolithic) to the place of the mine. In Os Buratos, a specialist tells the Gallaico-Roman works and the geological and historical context of the gold-cycle. Never, and for so many generations, any place in world yield so much gold as Lusitania, Gallaecia and Asturica [Pliny the Elder, circa 70 A.D.]


Tour in a geoarchaeological open site. Guided by an specialist.

Important Information

  • For private tours in Spanish/English, please, contact. Accompanied minors free of charge.

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