addition to the spectacular remains of Roman gold mining, Las Médulas
makes it possible to understand on the ground the interaction between
human communities and natural resources they exploited as well as the
social relationships developed by this exploitation.
of Roman mining, the canals, the mining cavities, the accumulation of
wastes – make Las Médulas an extraordinary example of ancient
technology. This richness, linked with the singularity of some its
environmental resources – its geomorphology, woods, wetlands - make
this a zone of special interest. To understand this landscape correctly
though it is necessary to understand it within the complex historical
process of which it forms a part.