Las Médulas, León
Las Médulas will grab your attention right away, not just thanks to their rather odd appearance, but also because of their history - this is where the biggest gold mine in whole of the Roman Empire was located in the 2nd century. While the Romans were extracting gold, through excavations and a novel system of aqueducts, they also steadily modified and eroded the contours of the land. The passage of time has taken care of the rest. The result is an incredible landscape where the russet tones of the rock contrast with the green of the vegetation.Due to its significant natural and historical value, this is a protected area. It’s an officially designated Cultural Space, and has been a Property of Cultural Interest since 1996, a World Heritage Site since 1997, and a Natural Monument since 2002. A magical place that's truly unique, and one not to be missed.