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Las Medulas

| Province of Léon, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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hamburg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

After having eaten a big menu of cocido in the medieval town Castrillo de los Polvazares, we overcame our sluggishness and decided to drive over to see the legendary Medulas hills. In Roman times, the area was the most important gold mine. Already then, a river had been diverted, and transformed into a powerful jet, that could cut up mountains.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

If you like nature, visit this site. It is amazing to think that the Romans destroyed the mountain to obtain the small quantity of gold embedded in it. Their engineering was interesting, forcing water into the mountain until it exploded. Don't try to visit it in the afternoon in summer, it is much too hot! Do visit the lago de... More

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