León - The best panoramic views of Las Médulas from Orellán

Panoramic views of Las Médulas in El Bierzo from the Orellán viewpoint

I anticipate that, without a doubt, it is one of the great landscape surprises that you can find in a tourist trip through Castilla y León.

But The Marrows It is not just a beautiful and amazing landscape, it is much more, because it is what is called a cultural landscape, which has deserved the consideration of World Heritage by Unesco.

The Marrows You find it in the region of Bierzo, in Lion, very close to Ponferrada, and its landscape is the result of the hand of man, specifically, of the exploitation by the Romans about 2,000 years ago of gold mines.

Panoramic views of Las Médulas in El Bierzo from the Orellán viewpoint

Therefore you visit of Las Médulas must include a hiking routebetter with one guided visit that will allow you to be amazed and to deepen in how it is possible that the Romans "created" the places that you can now see and travel.

Now, to appreciate the true dimension of these ancient gold mines you have to go up to the viewpoint of Orellán, from where do you have the best panoramic views of Las Médulas.

Go up to the viewpoint of Orellán

My advice is that, first of all, do the hiking route through the Las Médulas spots and then, at sunset, go up to the viewpoint to "hallucinate" with the panoramic views, which will be an excellent culmination of your visit.

Panoramic views of Las Médulas in El Bierzo from the Orellán viewpoint

Together with this viewpoint, at certain times of the year you will even have the opportunity to enterold gold mine galleries, which will take you to one of the great walls that remain.

While The Marrows they have an undoubted landscape attraction in the different seasons of the year, I have had the opportunity to discover it in autumn, and in the photos you can see, you will see the impressive symphony of colors that you can enjoy at this time.

Photos of the Marrows from Orellán

To encourage you to an autumnal visit, here are some photos of the panoramic views of Las Médulas from the viewpoint of Orellán.