About Las Médulas
Industrial Facilities, Mineshafts, Historical Places, Historic, Monuments And Memorials, Archaeology, Interesting Places, Other Archaeological Sites, Historic Settlements, Monuments
Las Médulas is a historic gold-mining site near the town of Ponferrada in the comarca of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). It was the most important gold mine, as well as the largest open-pit gold mine, in the entire Roman Empire. Las Médulas Cultural Landscape is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Advanced aerial surveys conducted in 2014 using LIDAR have confirmed the wide extent of the Roman-era works.