Tour the mine with a long visit

The descent in the cage will start along 386.25 m., until reaching the 8th level. From the boarding point, we will visit the Chimenea La Jota to go down to the 9th level.

When boarding the 9th level, the systems and elements of communication used with the outside will be explained (genephone, telephone, signalling panel, etc.), as well as the existing emergency equipment (stretcher, first aid kit, etc.), traction elements (winch) and the rail yard, as well as the electrical substation, the vacuum return circuit, and the ventilation control systems with doors and the dumping of materials through the earth raise.

After the above, the walk will begin to the areas where the coal has been mined. Along approximately two kilometres of galleries, the visitors will move northwards, where different water, air, communication, control, electricity and ventilation installations used in the mine may be observed; as well as the layout of the rail train, the mining support methods and the automatic system for opening the ventilation doors.

Once the coal mining area is reached, a vertical stope (workshop) with a shearer will be visited, as well as the advance of a guide gallery in the area of La Lozana. Subsequently, and at a short distance, the a visit will go to a sublevel (soutirage) stope descending through its inclined plane.

At the end of that inclined plane, the visit reach the tenth floor of the mine. There, the visitor will see a coal loading hopper and an inclined plane that slopes down to the sub-tenth level completely flooded.

The route is one of the most unique experiences of tourism in Asturias!

If you are a group of 10 or more people, a 10% discount will be applied.

Given the special characteristics of the visit, which goes through confined spaces where gases may be present, and the conditions of some stretches, close to adventure tourism, the visitor should know:

  • During the tour you may suffer from stress and overload.
  • It is strictly forbidden to introduce any type of electrical or electronic device inside the mine: battery clocks, mobile phones, cameras, etc.
  • Likewise, access with food is not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the facilities either.
  • To carry out the visit, the following documents must be completed. Without them you will not be able to access the interior of the well.
  • The conditions inside the mine are very special: darkness, artificial lighting, sounds, unusual noises, feeling of confinement in small spaces, humidity, heat, presence of dust in the environment, etc… so it is not advisable to use contact lenses.
  • The mine underground is not adapted for people with reduced mobility.
  • Children will not be allowed to participate in the activity, unless they have the express authorization of the person who has custody over them signing the supporting document, setting the minimum age for the visit at 16 years.

The visitor must not present any of the following processes considered as contraindications:

  • Arrhythmia, angina, history of myocardial infarction or coronary disease.
  • Bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or diseases affecting ventilatory capacity.
  • Claustrophobia, epileptic attacks or seizures, history of cerebral ictus, balance disorders or vertigo, alterations in walking or wandering.
  • Morbid obesity, insulin-dependent diabetes, high blood pressure with uncontrolled figures.
  • Pregnancy.

Under normal circumstances, if, by chance, a serious health problem could occur underground, the guides who accompany the visit are trained in first aid and know how to act. In addition to that, a action protocol in case of accident has been implemented to ensure the safety and evacuation of people.

The company has its own medical service prepared to deal with any incidents that could occur during the visits.

Attending to the above conditions, for safety reasons, HUNOSA reserves the right to authorize people to go down the mine when any may not meet the minimum requirements demanded to carry out the activity, attending to the technical miners criteria.


Check in at Pozo Sotón: 8:20h (Note: if the visitor exceed the check in time it will lose the right to visit and will not have the right to economic reimbursement).

Cancellation policy

For information about the cancellation policy followed for reservations, please consult the document Protocol of Changes and Returns.

Cancellation management by phone: +34 630 11 96 42 (from 8am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday).


It is recommended to bring underwear for a change, due to the fact that the underwear worn during the visit will not be able to be used again that day. In case you forget, HUNOSA can provide you with mine underwear, taking into account that these are exclusively men’s clothes from our mining wardrobe.

HUNOSA will provide towels. It is recommended that each person comes with footwear for the shower and a toilet bag with personal hygiene products.

To keep in mind…

Duration Between 4 and 5 hours
Time 8:20 AM
Length of the route underground (round trip) 5 km
Equipment included * Overall, safety boots, helmet, gloves, mask.
* Self-rescue safety equipment.
* Wardrobe and shower service.
Minimum age 16 years (children under 18 must present the corresponding supporting document signed.
Price 48 euros
Mandatory Read and sign the recommendations that will be given at the Mine at the beginning of the visit.

Participation in the visit requires that the visitor meets certain minimum requirements in order to carry out the visit.

Pozo Sotón interior