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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mystery Island, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 ground, which I would recommend tl everyone. The view is stunning and a visit to... More 

Thank Chatoya
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 our way after being given some advice on the route towards Las Medulas, a Roman... More 

Thank Peter W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 houses praying nothing would be coming the other way! It was worth it though and... More 

Thank toniShanghai
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We drove our rental car 120 km east from Lugo arriving in this rural area of limestone, slate, and coal mines. We followed the nicely paved signposted road to the small village, Las Medulas, located in the heart of the decimated mountain. With few photo opportunities and reading the parking lot information, we decided to drive up to the Mirador... More 

Thank Gene R J
Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This area is close to Ponferreda city and you should really take a whole day to explore the area. We were there for the sunset and that was amazing, the colors changing with descending sun.

Thank HeijdenS
Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It is awesome to see how Roman mining with water did this to the landscape. The place is different and beautiful. You can walk in it and go up the hill to a balcony with great views.

Thank Iratxe B
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is far from main cities e.g. it takes 1h40 from Leon, but it is an amazing, unusual site to visit. Once you arrive, there are two main areas to visit - the area of "Encantada", not far from the village, and the Orellan scenic view. In summer try to visit one early morning and the other late afternoon. In... More 

1 Thank Luis M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This attraction (Las Medulas) is an ancient roman gold mine, aged nearly 2000 years. The roman engineers used artisan wells to dig the mines, bringing water from places located more than 100 km away. By doing this mining, they changed totally the landscape, creating an awesome place that is worth the visit, even with children. The excursion can be made... More 

3 Thank rpicos
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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.

Thank Claudia R

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