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Contact details

Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos
24442  Carucedo, León  (Castile-Leon)
http://www.turismoleon.org/turismo/las-medulas.php
Tel.:+34 987420708
Tel.:+34 619258355
Fax.:+34 987420708

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
León

León

Reservations


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

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

Schedule

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


Open access.


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



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