The Pyrenean Iron Route

The Pyrenees region is rich in iron ore and has a centuries-old iron-making tradition. This activity has produced economic wealth and has left a great deal of evidence of its past glories. Forestry, mining and processing factories have left substantial traces in both the rural and urban fabric of the mountain range. You can see the mines, charcoal kilns and ironworks, as well as miners’ and ironworkers’ homes, some typical features of ironworks architecture and a series of contemporary sculptures.