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Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos
24442  Carucedo, León  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 987420708
Tel.:+34 619258355
Fax.:+34 987401954



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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


An old working mine.

An open-air working mine dating from the Roman period. A World Heritage site.

It is an open-air working mine that dates from the Roman-Hispanic period. Located in the Bierzo (León) region at some 20 km. from Ponferrada. To get there, take the road to Orense until you reach Carucedo. The water was brought by a system of canals from the Eria and Cabrera rivers more than 100 km. away. The reddish landscape is awesome and was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997.

  • Construction: Civil engineering
  • Artistic period: Classical-Roman
  • Historic period: Romanisation (A.D.)
  • Setting: Romanesque monastery of Carracedo.

Practical information


  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Monday to Friday

    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Saturday

    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM


  • General: €2
  • Students: €1,50
  • Retired persons: €1
  • Groups: €1
  • Children: Admission free


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