Lousal Mine Joins Viva/Vodafone Science Programme
The former Lousal mine has become one of the 20 knowledge tourism centres launched by Ciência Viva and Vodafone.
Closed in 1988, the pyrites mine is now one of the sights in a tourist attraction, accommodation and hotel guide, with discounts, offering visitors experiences in the field of chemistry, geology, physics and the environment. The Lousal tour begins at the Ciência Viva Centre – Science Mine and ends underground, among crystals of different minerals.
It should be noted that the former mining area ofLousal has been subjected to two major environmental recovery operations, the first in 2010/2011 and a second between 2014/2015, with the total investment amounting to more than 3.6 million euros.