Las Médulas is a historic gold mining site and the most amazing phenomenon left in Spain by the Romans. It's located only 25 km from Ponferrada, the capital of the El Bierzo region, in the province of Leon. The unique landscape of Las Médulas is the result of Roman mining techniques described by Pliny the Elder in 77 AD. Come and observe this unique open-air mine, the largest in the whole Roman Empire. It's hard to find a more fabulous place in Spain.
Las Médulas is a unique place, where nature and history converge. The Romans extracted up to 800 tons of gold there more than two hundred years ago. To fully explore and feel the spirit of this place, it is best discovered on foot, by bike or even horseback riding. You will come across the caves and grottos where gold was found, and the beautiful Carucedo lake.
Although it might be visited all year round, it's better to avoid the rainiest months between October and February as some sections might get muddy. Spring months are praised for the most appealing colours of nature, however, rain is also common during that time of year.