Museum of the Carolina

Located next to the Palace and the Parish Church, it is dedicated to containing and displaying the entire history of La Carolina, covering a chronological scope that goes from the first remains of human settlements from the Palaeolithic period to the end of the 20th century, which is when the important mining activity came to an end. With an excellent collection of archaeological pieces, especially Iberian pottery, Roman lead and weaponry from the Battle of Navas de Tolosa (1212), visitors can learn about the remote past of this Gateway to Andalusia. The following rooms are dedicated to the New Settlements and the foundation of La Carolina as the capital of those colonies and model of the Spanish Enlightenment reformist project. The last room is dedicated to contemporary mining in the 19th and 20th centuries, when the mining district of Linares-La Carolina was the world's leading producer of lead, with a large collection of mining tools and elements, as well as a recreation of a gallery and a mine front that can be visited. An essential visit to get to know La Carolina and the history of its people.

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