Carucedo Winter Road

Information about Carucedo

Carucedo is a beautiful village in El Bierzo, full of history, with a long tradition of openness to visitors, travellers and neighbours. Its culture is rich and in its people you can appreciate a deep-rooted Leonese speech, which coexists with the full mastery of the Galician language. It presents charming landscapes to the delight of anyone who wishes to walk through them, such as its famous lake or the Médulas. It is a simple place, with nature as the protagonist and the Camino Invierno in the Jacobean itinerary.

What to see and do in Carucedo

Las Médulas

Las Médulas comprises a beautiful natural and scenic environment derived from an ancient Roman gold mining operation. Its relevance goes beyond its beauty, as it is considered the largest exploitation of the entire Roman Empire. The construction work carried out to make it resulted in a place of reddish sand covered today by lush vegetation consisting of oak and chestnut trees. Its importance is such that it was declared of Cultural Interest in 1996, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 and a Natural Monument in 2002. The farm was abandoned in the 2nd century and from that time onwards nature took over and gave way to the beautiful surroundings that can be found today in this idyllic place.

The Medullas Carucedo