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Address: El Suroeste del Bierzo | Province of Léon, Spain
Phone Number: 987420708
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Spectacular with good weather

This site was long on my bucket list to visit. The remains of this Roman gold mining area is spectacular. When you get to the area you should first go to Orellán which is close to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This site was long on my bucket list to visit. The remains of this Roman gold mining area is spectacular. When you get to the area you should first go to Orellán which is close to Carucedo. From Orellán it is about 2km on a steep road up to a fantastic look out platform from where you have a spectacular... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Las Médulas gold-mining area is an outstanding example of innovative Roman technology, in which all the elements of the ancient landscape, both industrial and domestic, have survived to an exceptional degree. It offers a peaceful, natural setting - ideal for walks, picnics and exploring.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Romans were really busy over a 250-year period converting a mountain into a crater in their quest for gold. Who would have thought that a man-made erosion feature would become an interesting tourist stop, but it is! Well worth the hike from the village of Las Medulas to the top of the Orellan lookout, and then spending 3 Euros... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Our detour to Las Medulas was a highlight of our recent trip to Spain. It was so picteresque and full of nature and history. We spent half of a day strolling around, taking pictures and enjoying a lunch in Las Medulas village on our way to the car park. I would also highly recommend visiting Orellan mirador (view point) and... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: El Suroeste del Bierzo | Province of Léon, Spain
Phone Number: 987420708
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon

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