Guiding the visit to the Mining Cultural Landscape in the Chanza-Guadiana Border Territory is an additional purpose of the 1st International Conference “Heritage and Mining Cultural Landscape” and an objective of the underlying research project.

Over the course of a day, some guided tours will be carried out in the area of the former mining establishment of Mina de São Domingos and in the next edition of the Conference, in the area of the former mining establishment of Minas de Las Herrerías.

Within the scope of the field activities of the MinescapesLab laboratory, aimed at surveying the remains of Mining Heritage and carrying out didactic and collaborative activities, the aim is to focus on the themes and sub-themes that make up the Mining Cultural Landscape, aiming at their inventory and a narrative structure for its reading.

It is worth considering that in Copper mining, the paradigm of large industrial mining establishments of the 19th century, structurally translates into a composition of five main functional nuclei - the Mine; the Company Town; the Metallurgical Works; the Ore Transport Railway and the Ore River Port.

Naturally, there are typological variations in the model of the mining industrial complex and in this context of copper, whether due to geographic conditions or installed capacities for metallurgical processing or other intrinsic constraints. Specificities that we can observe in the international case studies brought to this conference.

The guided tours to be taken through the ruins and in the area of the former mining establishment of the São Domingos Mine, are included in the program for the second day of the event and will have the following itinerary: 1 – Company Town (English neighborhood and working-class neighborhood); 2 – Mine (Open-pit Mine, Winch and Workshop); 3 – Metallurgical Complex (Hydrometallurgy, Roasting Furnace and Sulfur Blast Furnaces); 4 – Transport route (Railway station; Railway tunnels, River pier and Port village).