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Las Médulas Roman mines

  • General view of Las Médulas mines. Carucedo ©Turespaña

    General view of Las Médulas mines. Carucedo ©Turespaña



Architecture and civil engineering


First century - Second century


Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos
24442 Carucedo
León, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 619258355 - +34 987420708

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Ancient mines.

Open-cut mines dating from the Roman period. They have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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 is a stunning red.

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Oct 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM




General: €3

Reduced: €2

Children: Free admission

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