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Gold rush

About 5000 kg of gold were extracted from the mountains. The Romans used a complicated system of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter D
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Belgium
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Well worth the detour

Las Médulas was made by the Romans, washing the mountains in search of gold. The result is an open... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dagfinn B
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Las Medulas | Province of Léon, Las Medulas, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 5000 kg of gold were extracted from the mountains. The Romans used a complicated system of canals and shafts to get access to the precious metal in order to finance their army. The changes to the landscape are impressive.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Las Médulas was made by the Romans, washing the mountains in search of gold. The result is an open air mine, that takes your breath away. We drove to the town of Orellan, and followed the sign to the Mirador de la Orellan. Road is...More

Thank Dagfinn B
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit of a drive from city center to here but the narrow, steep and winding roads are easily forgotten once you step off your car and see the scenery and breath in the fresh mountain air. After parking, there is another steep hill...More

Thank CarmenV3
Reviewed 16 April 2018

My experience of this wonderful sight was from Mirador de Orellan, a lookout where you can get fantastic views of this natural feature and gold mining legacy It was a wet / damp day, so a visit to the Medulas themselves would have been be...More

1  Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 10 November 2017

One of “must see”. It is area of old Roman gold mine. They run two aqueducts to flush down entire mount. I think it was great environmental disaster of that times. Fortunately Nature reclaimed this place and rearranged it in great style. I can assure...More

Thank gregskim2016
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This area is now a UNESCO World heritage Site. As the landscape was obscured by fog at the time of our visit, we were very disappointed not to be able to see the physical changes created by the mining activities of the Romans. There is,...More

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We went to Las Medulas without a clear idea of what we would find or what we could do there. We knew that this was the site of Roman gold mining activities and had seen the photos - but found the official web sites quite...More

6  Thank David B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

There is an special place to see the scenery. You should go to Orellán. There is a landscape area. You drive there, and then you walk just 5 minutes. Pictures there are incredible. This place is world heritage. Deserves a lolt to go there

Thank GlobeTrip78
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Such a pleasure to notice there are still beautiful things to see without paying a lot. You can drive all the way up (even with a mobile home, if you do some effort) and park there for free. Then it's only a 10 minute walk...More

Thank MeInTheClouds
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to spend a day. Especially the mirador de oréllan and the galleria de oréllan were really beautiful. Definitely go inside the caves. They cost 3€ but you must do it! The way up is steep and it is hot there so put on...More

Thank SvenV891
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Not sure you can - why not contact the tourist board in ponferrada and see if they can help?
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