I left the town of Ponferrada for the west in the morning. On the way to Villafranca del Bierzo, the first town is Camponaraya.
Camponaraya is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo, Castile and León. According to the 2010 census, the municipality has a population of 4,230 inhabitants.
Passing in front of the chapel and going to the outskirts of town, there are three monuments.
I don’t understand a bit of Spanish. But I knew that the colorfu houses would be a winery soon, because I am a boozer.
You can enjoy the wine and Tapas (relish) for 1.5 euros. I tried red and white wine. First asked red wine, a little sour with the sweet smell, was a delicious wine with fruity. The next ordered white one was strong in acidity. But it was fresh.
After the winery, left Camponaraya for the next town Cacabelo.
Arrived at the edge of the Cacabelos village.
Cacabelos is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo. According to the 2010 census, Cacabelos has a population of 5,498 inhabitants. It is well known for its wines.
Chapel of Saint Roch built in 1590 is located on the main street of Cacabelos (Street Santa María), part of the Camino de Santiago.
The inside of Chapel of Saint Roch was like the warehouse of the festival float and articles.
The original parish church of Santa María consecrated by the Bishop of Santiago in 1108, it was rebuilt almost entirely in the sixteenth century.
Estatua del Vendimiador (Statue of Vendimiador, grape harvesters) on the Plaza Calvo Soltelo in Cacabelos. The harvest of grapes seemed to be very hard work. We should thank them.
Crossed the Mayor Bridge, proceeding the Foyo Street to the west, strange something come into view.
This region is exactly a kingdom of wine. It should become independent from Spain. Dionysos or Bacchus would be the king.
Passing the old grape expression monument, a big church is towering. This area is an end of the Cacabelos Town. The church is Santuario de la Virgen de la Angustia (Sanctuary of the Virgin of Anguish).
Seventeenth century neoclassical church dedicated to the Virgin of the Fifth Anguish.
Leaving Cacabelos, I looked back and said “Adiós Cacabelos, gracias!”