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Las Médulas, World Heritage
 
Las Médulas, World Heritage

Las Médulas is a Cultural Landscape, the result of the Roman intervention in the territory over two centuries and the changes experienced in this territory up to our time. Its importance, however, goes beyond the monumental remains of Roman gold mining, as it is the product of historical changes of all types that this exploitation and domination implied. 

The inscription in December 1997 of Las Médulas in the List of World Heritage Sites meant the international recognition of a Cultural Landscape for the first time in Spain.

Today Las Médulas is a Bien de Interés Cultural (Cultural Interest Property) as an Archaeological Zone (1996) and, as a Natural Space, recently declared a Natural Monument (2002). But, above all, Las Médulas is aCultural Park, a dynamic reality in which the fossilised remains are articulated within a living landscape, that of our time, leading the visitor of today’s territory to the ancient territory.

 

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