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Las Medulas, Leon in Pictures
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The Roman mines at Las Medulas are ringed by these teeth. It is a dramatic looking site set amid beautiful greenery.
The crater inside the rock teeth is filled with age old trees which are somehow still standing despite their hollow innards. Many are fallen giving the site an almost battleground feel. Las Medulas is a wonderful, diverse place to visit.
Another good example of the hollowed trees at Las Medulas. The UNESCO heritage site is a natural treasure trove and a visual feast.
The mines glow bright red in the sun and the walls up close appear to be formed of sandstone.
In the shade the redness fades and the mines appear more pink. It is dangerous to enter the mines due to falling rocks.
The area around Las Medulas is a national park with a lot of good walks. This is the view from one of the nearby peaks.
A panoramic view of the Las Medulas site. Stunning.