Aventuras Entresierras shows abandoned sites in the province of Almería

A spectacular route in the Sierra de los Filabres in search of the Andalusian Machu Picchu

Andalusia is a Spanish region that has formidable destinations for those of us who are fans of abandoned and ruined towns.

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To know these sites, the best documentary source is the YouTube channel of Aventuras Entresierras , who has finally returned after the attack suffered in mid-February. Her latest video, published last night, shows a spectacular mountain route through the Sierra de los Filabres, in the province of Almería.

The route begins in some abandoned sites in the Serón municipality, specifically two mining magazines in Las Menas (with a sad story that is told in the video) and the impressive Cargadero de Los Canos, an iron ore railway loading dock, all of them already abandoned. The path takes the protagonists of the video to the cemetery of La Loma de Serón (where my friend Scarface has been kind enough to remember me, perhaps because of the macabre reputation that we Galicians have) and the ancient Encina de la Peana, the largest tree in Andalusia.

One of the most fascinating points of this tour is the ghost town of Los Canos, known as "the Andalusian Machu Picchu" for its spectacular nature. This town appeared at the beginning of the 20th century with the Las Menas mines and was abandoned in the middle of the century with the closure of that mining operation. The video (it is the first part) ends with a bivouac in a mountain refuge (the video is in Spanish, you can activate the automatic English subtitles in the bottom bar of the player):

It has been difficult to choose some captures from this formidable video, but here are four. I start with the magazines of the Las Menas mines.

The enormous mineral loading of Los Canos. A train could enter each tunnel. You can get an idea of its large size by watching the video.

The holm oak of La Peana. Unfortunately, is at risk of falling since 2021, which is why it is currently propped up

The ghost town of Los Canos, surely one of the most impressive abandoned towns in Spain. In the video you can see it closer.

Once again, congratulations to Aventuras Entresierras for their excellent videos. Remember that if you are fans of nature, abandoned places, urban exploration or simply want a good source of entertainment and interesting stories, I encourage you to subscribe to that YouTube channel.

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