Las Médulas, León

Las Médulas


Ancient mines.

Open-cut mines dating from the Roman period. It is a designated World Heritage site.

Open-cut mine dating from the Roman period of Hispania.. It is in the district of Bierzo, in León, about 20 kms. from Ponferrada They are reached from the Orense-Carucedo road. A canal system brings the water from the Eria and Cabrera Rivers over 100 kilometres away. The landscape of this site is a stunning reddish colour. It was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1997.

Las Médulas

Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos

24442  Carucedo, León  (Castilla y Leon)