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Address: El Suroeste del Bierzo | Province of Léon, Spain
Phone Number: 987420708

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Incredible landscape

The stop is a must if you are visiting the area. Getting there is a little painfull and the road is everything but straight. Both the views in the outside and the tunnels are just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The stop is a must if you are visiting the area. Getting there is a little painfull and the road is everything but straight. Both the views in the outside and the tunnels are just incredible. Still shocked from what I saw!!

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Leawood, Kansas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
70 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just returned from Spain ,from the Camino de Santiago May 2014. Passed thru and toured Las Medulas. Had a private tour for our group from Marly Camino .Our tour was about 1 1/2 hr . The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the landscape is just amazing for this engineering feet of over 1,000 years ago. This is a must... More 

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sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Las Medulas is near nowhere in particular which is why this 2000yr old Roman gold mining area has not been destroyed by more recent development. But it is not just a mine in the normal sense but rather a strange red jagged landscape which is the dramatic eroded remnant of the Romans water mining techniques. It is fortunate to have... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The landscape is different and very beautiful and it is interesting to understand how gold was extracted on ancient times. Worse a guide tour or a visit to the archeological class.

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104 reviews 104 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Walking through the lush forests with their stately gnarled old trees it's hard that the Romans managed to wash away an entire mountain to get at the gold. The drive up to the mirador is well worth it to appreciate the scale of the crater they left behind. An experience of beauty and fascination I'll never forget.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

a lot of stone nodules that are red and funny, and talented Romans who thought by destroying the landscape with their assets and the like made ​​it interesting and fascinating.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Located in the region of El Bierzo, this is a unique (to me) spectacle. Vast swathes of the hills have been swept away by the force of Roman aqua-engineering when they mined the area for gold. There are great views from the view-point, which is a short steep walk from the car-park.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This place is pretty much out of the way (the nearest large town is Ponferrada), but it is certainly worth going to see. It is the most remarkable testimony to the effects of the Roman occupation of Spain. An entire mountain was blown apart over two and a half centuries to extract the tiny amount of gold in the rock... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

A wonderful place to visit, right on the edge of the Montanes de Leon, not far from Ponferrada. The site was recommended by a Portuguese colleague, as worth driving some miles for, and we agree with his assessment. Go to the village of Las Medulas first, go to the museum, where they explain how the mining of the entire mountain... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

It is located a few kilometres from Ponferrada, beyond the lake Carucedo is Las Médulas, natural wonders indeed - created by the Romans, who dug gold. 60,000 slaves for 250 years had produced 1,650,000 kg of gold (5,000,000 Roman pounds). They led the water through canals, which were dug up and hence arose incredibly bizarre landscape of jagged mountains, caves... More 

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