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Incredible landscape

The stop is a must if you are visiting the area. Getting there is a little painfull and the road is... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
Panama City, Panama
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A beautifu lpiece of history

Just returned from Spain ,from the Camino de Santiago May 2014. Passed thru and toured Las Medulas... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2014
Leawood, Kansas
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Las Medulas, Spain
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The stop is a must if you are visiting the area. Getting there is a little painfull and the road is everything but straight. Both the views in the outside and the tunnels are just incredible. Still shocked from what I saw!!

4  Thank Usuario7713
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Just returned from Spain ,from the Camino de Santiago May 2014. Passed thru and toured Las Medulas. Had a private tour for our group from Marly Camino .Our tour was about 1 1/2 hr . The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the landscape is...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Las Medulas is near nowhere in particular which is why this 2000yr old Roman gold mining area has not been destroyed by more recent development. But it is not just a mine in the normal sense but rather a strange red jagged landscape which is...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The landscape is different and very beautiful and it is interesting to understand how gold was extracted on ancient times. Worse a guide tour or a visit to the archeological class.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank mhbraz
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Walking through the lush forests with their stately gnarled old trees it's hard that the Romans managed to wash away an entire mountain to get at the gold. The drive up to the mirador is well worth it to appreciate the scale of the crater...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 2 March 2014

a lot of stone nodules that are red and funny, and talented Romans who thought by destroying the landscape with their assets and the like made ​​it interesting and fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Located in the region of El Bierzo, this is a unique (to me) spectacle. Vast swathes of the hills have been swept away by the force of Roman aqua-engineering when they mined the area for gold. There are great views from the view-point, which is...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank TonyM67
Reviewed 5 May 2013

This place is pretty much out of the way (the nearest large town is Ponferrada), but it is certainly worth going to see. It is the most remarkable testimony to the effects of the Roman occupation of Spain. An entire mountain was blown apart over...More

Date of experience: May 2013
7  Thank Rocket_man_in_ESA
Reviewed 5 December 2012

A wonderful place to visit, right on the edge of the Montanes de Leon, not far from Ponferrada. The site was recommended by a Portuguese colleague, as worth driving some miles for, and we agree with his assessment. Go to the village of Las Medulas...More

Date of experience: September 2012
4  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 25 August 2012

It is located a few kilometres from Ponferrada, beyond the lake Carucedo is Las Médulas, natural wonders indeed - created by the Romans, who dug gold. 60,000 slaves for 250 years had produced 1,650,000 kg of gold (5,000,000 Roman pounds). They led the water through...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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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?