Contact: Kristine Guzmán

983 376 405 ext. 224

Dirección General de Políticas Culturales
Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte
Avda. del Real Valladolid, s/n
47014 Valladolid

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Las Médulas

Landscape and nature

Cave, Forest, Mountain, Nature park

In the northwest of the Aquilanos Mountains and along the valley of the River Sil, is Las Médulas, an amazing landscape resulting from ancient Roman gold mining, and listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. This place presents an impressive reddish hue that draws a sinuous and enigmatic landscape. No one would imagine the hidden gold behind the steep cliffs that the Romans extracted centuries ago. Silenced for a long time, the mining exploitation of Las Médulas has become a fascinating tourist attraction, complemented by the museum infrastructure of an archeology classroom. Here is a detailed description of the time when the largest open-pit gold mining in the entire Roman Empire operated.

Address: Carretera Carucedo-Las Médulas

Town: El Bierzo

Province: León

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Castilla y León Film Commission

Kristine Guzmán

+34 983 376 405

Languages spoken: Español, Inglés