©

Las Medulas trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Las Medulas

(3.9/5 based on 15+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Las Médulas is a historical site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo, which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. Las Médulas Cultural Landscape is listed by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. Advanced aerial surveys conducted in 2014 using LIDAR have confirmed the wide extent of the Roman-era works.The spectacular landscape of Las Médulas resulted from the ruina montium, a Roman mining technique described by Pliny the Elder in 77 AD. The technique employed was a type of hydraulic mining which involved undermining a mountain with large quantities of water. The water was supplied by interbasin transfer. At least seven long aqueducts tapped the streams of the La Cabrera district at a range of altitudes. The same aqueducts were used to wash the extensive gold deposits.
Put Las Medulas at the heart of your travel plans by using our Spain vacation generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Las Medulas

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Las Medulas

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Las Medulas:
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Province of Leon

3 days in Leon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Leon BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Leon BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Leon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Leon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Spain BY A USER FROM PERU May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Porto, Spain & Andorra la Vella BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Castile and Leon SEE PLAN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News