Las Médulas


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  • Landscape in Las Médulas. Carucedo, León

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Las Médulas

Las Médulas


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Las Médulas


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Las Médulas


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