Mirador de Orellan
Mirador de Orellan
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  • La mejor panorámica de Las Médulas
    Merece la pena subir a este mirador tan maravilloso desde donde tienes una panorámica global de Las Médulas que es una pasada. Hay un buen parking arriba y muchos paneles explicativos.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2022
  • Lucía M
    821 contributions
    Vistas
    Se ven unas vistas espectaculares y es un lugar idóneo para hacer fotos del paisaje. Hay que parar y disfrutar de las vistas.
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 20, 2020
  • nyetravellers
    La Rioja, Spain114 contributions
    Las mejores vistas de Las Médulas
    Para llegar al mirador hay que dejar el coche en un parking y hacer los últimos 500 metros andando cuesta arriba por una pista. Pero merece la pena totalmente.
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 27, 2019
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,292 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
This was about a 30 minute drive off the main freeway between Lugo and Leon, and worth every minute. The main exhibition centre at Las Medulas was interesting but quite small; it is a good introduction to the Las Medulas area. It was the mirador de Orellan, however, that was the highlight of the visit.

The road up to the overview is quite narrow and winding, but it is well-paved. From the parking it is about a 700 m walk up a wide pathway/road to the lookout.

Unfortunately we were there on a Tuesday, when the galleries were closed, but even without visiting them this was a very worthwhile stop. The galleries also close between noon and 2 PM on other days.
Written January 25, 2019
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Koukat
Melbourne, Australia755 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The viewing platform is a good way to see the area, the aftermath of the roman method of mining which was to use water to undermine the structure to cause it to collapse.

The car park is a short walk from the viewing platform.

Note that you can enter some tunnels to get inside the mountain from here too (called the galerias and a separate entry on TA).

There are no toilets. It is quite hot and sunny. The entrance to the galerias was selling cold drinks when we were there.

There is a network of walking trails in the area that can be explored.

We spent about 45 minutes here in total including the walk to / from car park and visiting the tunnels in the galerias (a short stop on our drive to Ponferrada).
Written October 9, 2017
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LP69CR
Cremona, Italy11 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We have decided to make an unplanned deviation in our tour from Santiago de Compostela to Leon in order to visit this very interesting site. All the surrounding landscape is really nice, but the view you can have from Mirador de Orellan is really breathtaking! This mountain was digged by the Romans to extract gold with a very innovative process. What remain are tunnels and peaks of red rock. If you will go to Castilla e Leon don't miss this incredible place!
Written August 17, 2018
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JOÃO P
Ponte de Lima, Portugal34 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
las medulas it´s the remainings of ancient roman gold extraction mines.
in this sightseen you are located on the top of the hills...and you can apreciate all the beautiful landscape.
Written August 27, 2016
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