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Las Medulas (I think this can be roughy translated as "the ridges") is unique even for this unique... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a truly amazing sight and site. The Romans demolished a huge mountain to get at the gold at... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Vivienne O
Le Vesinet, France
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“gold mining”(5 reviews)
“ancient roman”(4 reviews)
“car park”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Las Medulas | Province of Léon, Las Medulas, Spain
+34 619 25 83 55
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Reviewed 11 September 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

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a truly amazing sight and site. The Romans demolished a huge mountain to get at the gold at the base layers, they called the technique 'ruina montaina' - mountain wrecking. The bits tgey left are what remains of the mountain today. It's well...More

Thank Vivienne O
Reviewed 1 August 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 30 July 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 18 July 2016 via mobile

Las medulas are absolutely amazing - especially if one walks up to the top of the mountains to enjoy an incredible view. However. The walk up is enduring and pretty tough as it is very steep. We were three people between the ages of 18-30...More

Thank Chatoya
Reviewed 12 July 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 10 July 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 5 July 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
Reviewed 27 May 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...More

2  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 13 April 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.

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10 October 2016|
Response from JulieP80 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you can - why not contact the tourist board in ponferrada and see if they can help?