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An amazing place hidden in Spain. I have never heard about it before and is totally worth it, not... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Juanita L
Berlin, Germany
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We drove up to the car park and continued up an easy track on foot (about 0.5 km) Apon reaching the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
Seaford, United Kingdom
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Las Medulas, Spain
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

An amazing place hidden in Spain. I have never heard about it before and is totally worth it, not only because it's special landscape but also because of its history. Around the place the town is really nice and magic, during winter is possible to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Juanita L
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We drove up to the car park and continued up an easy track on foot (about 0.5 km) Apon reaching the mirador the view of the Roman Gold Mines took my breath away. Apparently there are times of the year when the lighting is more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I enjoyed this place, I learn a lot about how the Romans took the gold from Las Medulas, how they channeled the mountains, eroded the terrain and the use of water and tunnels for extraction of gold.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidromana
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from JulieP80 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you can - why not contact the tourist board in ponferrada and see if they can help?