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“ghosts of mountains” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Las Medulas

Las Medulas
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“ghosts of mountains”
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. I did not believe the story.
In spite the time being already four pm, we chose the country roads along the pilgrims path.
Missing the turn offs, we almost gave up, but just made it at dusk and did not regrett the drive: Reddish hills some shaped like dromedar backs others like stalagmites. most of them with one side overgrown. Various Panorama platforms are avaiable, but the roads require a four wheel drive, so we decided not to ruin our rental car. Go there if you are in the area!

Visited January 2011
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“You would think it was a natural phenomenen”
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 somiedo to see snakes in the water and other aquatic creatures

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