Las Médulas Roman Mines


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Las Médulas Roman Mines

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Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos
24442  Carucedo, León  (Castile-Leon)

Las Médulas Roman Mines


From Oct 01 to Mar 31
 Monday to Sunday
 11:00 to 14:00
 16:00 to 18:00

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
 Monday to Sunday
 11:00 to 14:
 16:00 to 20:00

Las Médulas Roman Mines


General: €3
Reduced: €2
Children: Admission free

Las Médulas Roman Mines


Guided tours.

Las Médulas Roman Mines


A unique landscape formed by mountains of red clay with underground galleries and surrounded by chestnut trees and gorse. A spectacular panorama that will take your breath away. The Romans established a highly productive mine here from which it is believed they extracted 800,000 kilos of gold. Considered the largest open-air mine in the whole of the Roman Empire, it continued operating over two centuries. Its peaks over 100 metres high lead to the centre of the site, with the caves of the Cueva Encantada and La Cuevona. both of which have an extensive network of tunnels, wells, and underground passages. It has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

Civil engineering

Artistic period:

Historic period:
Romanisation (A.D.)

  • World Heritage certification