“CAPTAIN ALBERTO FERNÁNDEZ MONTES DE OCA” MINE
When it was closed in 1997, the mine named after Captain Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca was being restored within the historical area of Matahambre, declared National Monument on January 24th of 2000.
This place contains one of the main elements of heritage used in the production of copper ore with technology from the first decades of the XX century.
A site well worth visiting is the Municipal Museum of the Mines of Matahambre, in the municipality of the same name in the province of Pinar del Río.
This institution exhibits instruments and equipment related to the site’s exploitation, in which a collection of old photographs are one of the most outstanding, due to their testimonial value.
The interior of the ancient mine can also be visited in the company of expert guides that will lead you through places you never imagined, even in your wildest dreams.
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