La Union has a population of approximately 20,225 inhabitants (2019 data). Since time immemorial, its main activity has been mining. La Union has always been historically linked to mining through each of its deposits - mainly iron, lead, zinc and silver. This period marked a “before and after” in the area’s cultural and economic aspect.
The first traces of occupation in La Union indicate the existence of Romans, Iberians, Carthaginians and Phoenicians, who sought to take advantage of the riches that archaeological sites offered.
During World War I, La Union went through very difficult times filled with poverty and need. However, in the 1950s, thanks to new methods of modernization in mining, the town managed to recover from the crisis.
Currently, the town of La Union has great cultural, tourist and social diversity. This has made it one of the most visited towns in Spain. Beautiful beaches, culture, monuments and unique spaces are what represent La Union.
To get to know its interesting mining past, a very good option is to visit the museum and the mining park, where you can learn much more about the history of La Union. Another great attraction is the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is one of the most important sites in the region and where its patroness saint is located.
Also worthy of note is the La Union Market, an impressive building built in the 20th century. At present, it does not operate as a market but, rather, as a cultural center where the famous “Flamenco Cante” Festival is held.
This territory has hosted unique flamenco moments and shows. The “Flamenco Cante” Festival is one of the most important shows in the town - and in the world. Great flamenco artists perform while people from all over the world gather and enjoy extraordinary music. During these days of activities, La Union is known as "the world capital of flamenco".
If you are looking for a place to rest and enjoy great activities, La Union is a great destination.