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Las Medulas

El Suroeste del Bierzo | Province of Léon, Spain
+34 987 42 07 08
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Roman gold mines

We went to Las Medulas without a clear idea of what we would find or what we could do there. We... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain
Beautiful, must see

One of the best landscapes in the word in my opinion, for sure one of the best I've ever seen. A... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
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El Suroeste del Bierzo | Province of Léon, Spain
+34 987 42 07 08

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We went to Las Medulas without a clear idea of what we would find or what we could do there. We knew that this was the site of Roman gold mining activities and had seen the photos - but found the official web sites quite...More

Thank David B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

One of the best landscapes in the word in my opinion, for sure one of the best I've ever seen. A perfect mix of history and nature, just walk down there on those beautiful red hills.

1  Thank Typerx
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The site per se it's nothing if you don't like both nature and history. It requires a special dose of physical training, especially if you go for the long path and good trainers otherwise you will be missing the beauty of this ancient Roman site...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited in our Motorhome which meant we baulked at getting to the Miradir where we had intended to spend the night. Quite an easy drive from Ponferrada and having arrived at the village of Las Medulas we were so grateful it was October &...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Las Medulas (I think this can be roughy translated as "the ridges") is unique even for this unique country of Spain. It is a place of almost unearthly natural beauty (lush greenery and bright orange rocks), but also a place of great significance from both...More

6  Thank calse98
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We vistited the site full of expectations but where greatly decieved. We could not find any map when walking in so we walked in. Indeed the walk is nice, between the chesnut trees, but we dod not come for a walk. At some point indeed...More

1  Thank IkWeetGeenNaamTeBede
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Note the viewing gallery to inside the mine tunnel is closed during the day between 2-4pm so we missed out on that but you can get views of the Roman mines any time and the views are spectacular, highly recommended!

2  Thank raniSpain
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Las Medulas are a must see in the north of Spain. The hike to the top of the mountains is extremely tough and I would not recommend it to families with small children or to elders. Nonetheless, the Medulas can be also explored from the...More

1  Thank Chatoya
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Great place to visit if you are close to Ponferrada. Short drive from the town with well marked signs. We parked in a tiny hamlet called Las Medulas. We found a parking area next to a house / bar and a souvenir shop.. We made...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed July 5, 2016

This reminds me of Uluru in Australia because of the age and the colour of the rocks sticking out above the trees and dominating the landscape. We drove to the view point at Orellan very high and very narrow especially going through villages with overhanging...More

1  Thank toniShanghai
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