Contact details

Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos
24442  Carucedo, León  (Castilla y Leon)
Tel.:+34 987420708
Tel.:+34 619258355



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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


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.

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

Practical information


Las Médulas visitor's reception centre:Daily, mornings from 11.00 am to 02.00 pm. Afternoon opening times may vary depending on the time of year. Guided tours on Sunday at 11.30 am and 12.00 pm.1 November to 28 February, daily from 10.45 am to 03.00 pm. Guided tours at 11.00 am and at 01.00 pm.Closed: from 23 December to 6 January.Las Médulas Archaeological Centre:From 1 April to 30 September, daily from 10.00 am to 01.30 pm and from 04.00 pm to 08.00 pm.From 1 October to 31 March, daily from 10.00 am to 02.00 pm. Saturday from 10.00 am to 01.30 pm and 03.30 pm to 06.00 pm. Sunday from 10.00 am to 02.00 pm. Canals visitor centre: Daily from 11.00 am to 02.00 pm and from 04.30 pm to 07.30 pm. Orellán Galleries:From 1 June to 30 September, daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.From 1 October to 31 May, from 11.00 am to 02:00 pm and from 04:00 pm 06.00 pm. Closed: Tuesdays


  • Admission free

Las Médulas visitor's reception centre:Guided tours: general admission €3; groups €2.Visit+Archaeological Centre ticket: general admission €4.50; groups €3.Las Médulas Archaeological Centre: General admission: €2. Students: €1.5. Pensioners and groups, €1. Children 8 years and under: free.Canals visitor centre: Free admission.Orellán Galleries: General admission: €2. Children: €1.5. Children under 5 years: free.


Guided tours, Shop


  • Signs in braille
  • Teaching material adapted for the disabled


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