O Cebreiro Galicia Spain

At that morning, I left the Villafranca del Bierzo for the village of O Cebreiro located on the Cebreiro-Pass.

Away from the Villafranca, to the west.

Away from the Villafranca, to the west.

The first village, Pereje is a autonomous community of Castile and Leon . It lies on the River Valcarce in the Sierra de Ancares. The very small village has a population of 39 inhabitants.

River Valcarce flows through the village of Pereje.

River Valcarce flows through the village of Pereje.

The first village is Pereje.

The first village is Pereje; Main street of Pereje village and the parish church of Igreja de Santa Maria Magdalena.

Next village, Trabadelo is a municipality located in the region of El Bierzo. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 523 inhabitants.

Landscapes of Trabadelo Village, Parish church of San Nicolás.

Landscapes of Trabadelo Village, Parish church of San Nicolás.

Extremely small village of Portela de Valcarce is in the municipality of Vega de Valcarce. It is located on the left bank of the river Valcarce at an altitude of about 600 meters. The French Way passes through the town. Its population is 35 in 2013.

Scenery of Portela de Valcarce; Pilgrim Monument standing at the edge of the village. Old farmhouse. Baroque parish church dedicated to San Juan Bautista dates from the 17th century. Main street of the village.

Scenery of Portela de Valcarce; Pilgrim Monument standing at the edge of the village. Old farmhouse. Baroque parish church dedicated to San Juan Bautista dates from the 17th century. Main street of the village.

Vega de Valcarce is a municipality in the region of El Bierzo, autonomous community of Castile and León. It has a population of 752 inhabitants. It is one of the municipalities spoken Galician.

Views of the Vega de Valcarce; Going into to the village. Peaceful village with old fortress on the hill. It's called the castle Sarracín. Center of the village.

Views of the Vega de Valcarce; Going into to the village. Peaceful village with old fortress on the hill. It’s called the castle Sarracín. Center of the village.

Landscape, from Vega de Valcarce to O Cebreiro; Mountain path of flowers of the genista. Distant view of La Laguna village. Stele, stone monument, Galicia is from here. Pilgrimage path, old people had made.

Landscape, from Vega de Valcarce to O Cebreiro; Mountain path through flowers of the genista. Distant view of La Laguna village. Stele, stone monument, Galicia is from here. Pilgrimage path, old people had made it for Pilgrims.

Arrived at O Cebreiro; Pilgrimage of monument. A palloza (pallouza or pallaza), traditional dwelling of northwest Spain.  O Cebreiro town.

Arrived at O Cebreiro; Pilgrimage of monument. A palloza (pallouza or pallaza), traditional dwelling of northwest Spain. O Cebreiro town.

O Cebreiro (Piedrafita del Cebrero or Pedrafita do Cebreiro) is a small village on the Camino de Santiago in the east of the Autonomous Community of Galicia. It has a población of 1,155 inhabitants in 2014.

Walking around the village center.

Walking around the village center.

Iglesia de Santa María of O Cebreiro

Iglesia de Santa María of O Cebreiro

The Royal St. Mary’s Church was built in O Cebreiro in 1965–71 on the foundations of a pre-Romanesque church rediscovered in 1962.

Entrance of the church of Santa María in O Cebreiro.

Entrance of the church of Santa María in O Cebreiro.

Ninth-century Romanesque church, founded by Benedictine monks, basilica floor with three naves and tower.

Interior of Iglesia de Santa María, O Cebreiro.

Interior of Iglesia de Santa María, O Cebreiro.

After the church, I was looking around the traditional houses of the area.

Former hospital for pilgrims and traditional houses called "palloza."

Former hospital for pilgrims and traditional houses called “palloza.”

A palloza is a traditional dwelling of the northwest Spain. Structure is a circle or oval, of 10 to 20 meters in diameter, with stone walls and a conical and slanted roof composed of stalks of rye. It was intended to house and shelter cattale, its structure was ideal to withstand the harsh winters.

Other Photos of O Cebreiro; Peacefull village. Quiet street. poste indicador (signpost) of Camino de Santiago. Have to go to the west.

Other Photos of O Cebreiro; Peacefull village. Quiet street. Poste indicador (signpost) of Camino de Santiago. Have to go to the west.

Flowers on the way to O Cebreiro.

Flowers on the way to O Cebreiro.

 

Villafranca del Bierzo, Province of León

Going to Villafranca del Bierzo from Cacabelos.

Scenery, from Cacabelos to Villafranca del Bierzo.

Scenery, from Cacabelos to Villafranca del Bierzo. Pilgrimage path on vineyards, traditional thatched roof warehouse, pilgrimage pass, fountain for travelers.

Arrived at the edge of the town of Villafranca del Bierzo, and took a lunch in the restaurant of La Charola Hostal.

The restaurant La Charola Hostal Villafranca del Bierzo

The restaurant La Charola Hostal Villafranca del Bierzo

Lunch of the restaurant, specialty of this area, Oreja de cerdo a la gallega (Pig ear Galician). Do you think this dish is good?

Lunch of the restaurant, specialty of this area, Oreja de cerdo a la gallega (Pig ear Galician). Do you think this dish is good?

At this restaurant I met modern Spanish Amazones.

With Spanish female soldiers, I put on her hat.

With Spanish female soldiers, I put on her hat.

An automatic rifle is on the table.

An automatic rifle is on the table.

They look really strong, don't they?

They look really strong, Amazons!

Said “Adiós, señoritas” and left there for the city of Villafranca del Bierzo. Vilafranca del Bierzo is a village and municipality located in the comarca of El Bierzo.

The Castle-Palace of the Marquis of Villafranca was rebuilt by Pedro de Toledo in 1515.

Castillo de Villafranca del Bierzo. (Castle of Villafranca del Bierzo)

Castillo de Villafranca del Bierzo. (Castle of Villafranca del Bierzo)

Past the front of the Castle-Palace, going to the Santiago church.

Going to the iglesia de Santiago.

Going to the iglesia de Santiago.

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (St. James Church) is a Catholic parish church located in Villafranca del Bierzo.

Iglesia de Santiago Villafranca del Bierzo

Iglesia de Santiago Villafranca del Bierzo

The Iglesia de Santiago has a unique rectangular nave with barrel vault with Baroque chapel and vestry added in the thirteenth century.

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (St. James Church) and Its Door of Forgiveness.

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (St. James Church) and Its Door of Forgiveness.

The Door of Forgiveness was open for many years for ill and tired pilgrims. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the door was boarded up due to pests and to protect the temple from the plague.

Interior of the iglesia de Santiago, Villafranca del Bierzo.

Interior of the iglesia de Santiago. Baroque altarpiece side chapel with statue of the Our Lady of Sorrows and the apse, Christ Crucified thirteenth century Byzantine.

After the Iglesia de Santiago, I headed to the nearby Pilgrim hostel  “Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix.”

Going to the “Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix”

Going to the “Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix”

At Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix

At the front of Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix

Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix; Kept my luggage in the Albergue, went out exploring the village center of Villafranca del Bierzo.

Albergue de peregrinos Ave Fenix; Kept my luggage in the Albergue, went out exploring the village center of Villafranca del Bierzo.

Walking around the quiet streets of Villafranca del Bierzo.

Walking around the quiet streets of Villafranca del Bierzo.

Ayuntamiento Villafranca del Bierzo; The City Hall is located on the Plaza Mayor. It is a Galician speaking council of Castilla and León, the municipality has 3,504 inhabitants.

City Hall and Plaza Mayor

City Hall and Plaza Mayor

Convent of San Francisco was founded by Queen Doña Urraca in 1213, and moved to the current location in 1285.

Iglesia de San Francisco Villafranca del Bierzo

Convento de San Francisco Villafranca del Bierzo

The original Convent of San Francisco only preserved the church, some walls and arches of the cloister.

The façade, altarpiece and side-chapel of Iglesia de San Francisco, Villafranca del Bierzo.

The façade, altarpiece and side-chapel of Iglesia de San Francisco, Villafranca del Bierzo.

Inside of the Iglesia de San Francisco, Villafranca del Bierzo.

Inside of the Iglesia de San Francisco, Villafranca del Bierzo.

Santa María Collegiate Church; The Collegiate Church had its origins in a Benedictine monastery built in twelfth century with hospice to care for French pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

Colegiata de Santa María (Villafranca del Bierzo)

Colegiata de Santa María (Villafranca del Bierzo)

This church stands on the old site of the Santa María de Cluniaco or Cruñego monastery. Belonging to the Late Gothic period, it has certain Plateresque elements.

Façade and interior, alterpiece of the Santa María Collegiate Church Villafranca del Bierzo.

Façade and interior, alterpiece of the Santa María Collegiate Church Villafranca del Bierzo.

La iglesia-convento de San Nicolás (The church convent of San Nicolas) is a religious and architectural complex built in twelfth century in Villafranca del Bierzo.

La iglesia-convento de San Nicolás (The church convent of San Nicolas) and the Façade

La iglesia-convento de San Nicolás (The church convent of San Nicolas) and the Façade

Interior of the San Nicolas church, altarpiece and wall painting.

Interior of the San Nicolas church, altarpiece and wall painting.

There are too many churches in this village. I got tired of visiting these churches. So I decided going to the Burbia River.

Villafranca is located at the confluence of the rivers Valcarce and Burbia, and it is natural gateway to the Sierra de Los Ancares (mountain range of the Galician Massif), declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Medieval stone bridge arched across the river Burbia.

Medieval stone bridge arched across the river Burbia.

The monument of the pilgrim and the promenade of the Burbia river bank.

The monument of the pilgrim and the promenade of the Burbia river bank.

Flowers from  the village of Villafranca del Bierzo.

Flowers from the village of Villafranca del Bierzo.

 

Going to Villafranca del Bierzo, Province of León

I left the town of Ponferrada for the west in the morning. On the way to Villafranca del Bierzo, the first town is Camponaraya.

Entered the town of Camponaraya, the San Ildefonso Church came into view.

Entered the town of Camponaraya, the San Ildefonso Church came into view.

Clock Tower of Camponaraya; Going into the Camponaraya Town over the Nagara River.

Clock Tower of Camponaraya; Going into the Camponaraya Town over the Nagara River.

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.

Francisco Sobrín Street, Kid enjoying spring water on Plaza la Constitución / Modern monuments on Plaza la Constitución

Francisco Sobrín Street, Kid enjoying spring water and Modern monuments on Plaza la Constitución, and City Hall of Camponaraya.

Chapel of Our Lady of Solitude, Camponaraya.

Chapel of Our Lady of Solitude, Camponaraya.

Passing in front of the chapel and going to the outskirts of town, there are three monuments.

Strange three monuments on the road side, Camponaraya.

Strange three monuments on the road side, Camponaraya.

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.

Winery Viñas Del Bierzo S. Coop, Brewing plant, Shop and Bar. A glass of Wine with Tapas (relish).

Winery Viñas Del Bierzo S. Coop, Brewing plant, Shop and Bar. A glass of Wine with Tapas (relish).

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.

Scenery, from Camponaraya to the village of Cacabelos.  Path through vineyards, Teaditional raised floor storehouse, Pilgrimage mountain path, and Fountain for pilgrims

Scenery, from Camponaraya to the village of Cacabelos.
Path through vineyards, Teaditional raised floor storehouse, Pilgrimage mountain path, and Fountain for pilgrims

Arrived at the edge of the Cacabelos village.

Going into to the village of Cacabelos.

Going into to the village of Cacabelos.

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.

Cacabelos Map

Cacabelos Map

Ermita de San Roque Cacabelos (Chapel of Saint Roch) Cacabelos

Ermita de San Roque Cacabelos (Chapel of Saint Roch) Cacabelos

Chapel of Saint Roch built in 1590 is located on the main street of Cacabelos (Street Santa María), part of the Camino de Santiago.

Interior of the Ermita de San Roque Cacabelos.

Interior of the Ermita de San Roque Cacabelos.

The inside of Chapel of Saint Roch was like the warehouse of the festival float and articles.

Plaza Mayor Cacabelos, also called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Left of the house is the Town Hall.

Plaza Mayor Cacabelos, also called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. the left house is the Town Hall.

Iglesia parroquial de Cacabelos (Parish of Saint Mary of Cacabelos)

Iglesia parroquial de Cacabelos (Parish of Saint Mary) is located on the Plaza Mayor.

The original parish church of Santa María consecrated by the Bishop of Santiago in 1108, it was rebuilt almost entirely in the sixteenth century.

Plaza Calvo Soltelo in Cacabelos is a transportation hub of the town.

Plaza Calvo Soltelo in Cacabelos is a transportation hub of the town.

Estatua del Vendimiador on the Plaza Calvo Soltelo in Cacabelos.

Estatua del Vendimiador on the Plaza Calvo Soltelo in Cacabelos.

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.

Río Cúa (River Cua)

Río Cúa (River Cua)

Puente Mayor, the bridge over the river “Río Cúa”

Puente Mayor, the bridge over the river “Río Cúa”

Crossed the Mayor Bridge, proceeding the Foyo Street to the west, strange something come into view.

An old grape expression for the manufacture of wine.

An old grape expression for the manufacture of wine.

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).

Iglesia de Las Angustias Cacabelos

Iglesia de Las Angustias Cacabelos

Facade and Altarpiece of Iglesia de Las Angustias Cacabelos.

Facade and Altarpiece of Iglesia de Las Angustias (Church of Sorrows) Cacabelos.

Seventeenth century neoclassical church dedicated to the Virgin of the Fifth Anguish.

Leaving Cacabelos, I looked back and said Adiós Cacabelos, gracias!”

Flowers from Camponaraya and Cacabelos

Flowers from Camponaraya and Cacabelo

 

Las Medulas, Province of León

That morning, my friend was exhausted and was not able to walk. He needed to rest. So left him at the hotel and decided to go to Las Medulas by taxi.

Senery on the way going to Las Medulas.

Senery on the way going to Las Medulas.

Las Médulas is a historical site near the town of Ponferrada, it takes approximately 30 minutes by car, which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire.

Arrived at the Visitor Center of Las Medulas.

Arrived at the Visitor Center of Las Medulas.

Views of the village, Las Medulas.

Views of the village, Las Medulas.

Route map for the archaeological site of Las Medulas

Route map for the archaeological site of Las Medulas

Las Médulas, cultural landscape was listed by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Archaeological Hall of Las Medulas with Tourist Information Office.

Archaeological Hall of Las Medulas with Tourist Information Office.

Entrance and Exhibits of Archaeological Hall of Las Medulas

Entrance and Exhibits of Archaeological Hall of Las Medulas

Old Roman Mining method of Gold Dust.

Ruina montium; Old Roman Mining Technique of Gold Dust.

Walking to the observatory of Las Medulas.

Walking to the observatory of Las Medulas.

Paths to the observatory

Paths to the observatory

Observatory of Las Medulas

Observatory of Las Medulas

View of Las Medulas from the observatory

View of Las Medulas from the observatory

Entering the tunnel of the Roman Era.

Entering the tunnel of the Roman Era.

Roman tunnesl and waterways.

Roman tunnesl and waterways.

The passages of Las Médulas.

The passages of Las Médulas.

The metallurgic town in Las Médulas (flourished 1st–2nd centuries BC)

The metallurgic town in Las Médulas (flourished 1st–2nd centuries BC)

According to the record, six million of free labors were working in the mine of Las Medulas. The mine was producing the gold 20,000 pounds (roman pounds) every year, and yielded gold of 1.65 million kg in 250 years.

The most of trees growing in Las Médulas are chestnuts.

The most of trees growing in Las Médulas are chestnuts.

The ancient Roman planted chestnut trees for securing of food of the worker. When the gold was depleted, it was the time of the fall of the Roman Empire.
Rich chestnut trees grow thick now.

Village of Las Medulas

Village of Las Medulas

Leaving Las Medulas

Leaving Las Medulas

Wild Flowers from Las Medulas

Wild Flowers from Las Medulas

 

 

Ponferrada, Province of León

Entered the hotel room, took a rest a little and then wandered around the town of Ponferrada.

Hotel Temple and Statue of Templar on Plaza Temple, Ponferrada

Hotel Temple and Statue of Templar on Plaza Temple, Ponferrada

Ponferrada lies on Sil River and it is completely surrounded by mountains. Ponferrada is one of the major staging posts on the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela as it passes through the province of León.

Rio Sil is in León and Galicia, a tributary of the Miño. Its total length is 225 kilometres. The source of the Sil is in the Cantabrian Mountains. It flows through the provinces of León and Ourense. Ponferrada is the largest city on the Sil.

Rio Sil is in León and Galicia, a tributary of the Miño. Its total length is 225 kilometres. The source of the Sil is in the Cantabrian Mountains. It flows through the provinces of León and Ourense. Ponferrada is the largest city on the Sil.

Wandering streets in Ponferrada aimlessly

Wandering streets in Ponferrada aimlessly

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Encina (Basilica of Our Lady of the Encina)) is a Temple Christian situated on the Plaza de la Encina in Ponferrada.

Plaza Virgen de la Encina Ponferrada

Plaza Virgen de la Encina Ponferrada

Basilica of Our Lady of the Encina

Basilica of Our Lady of the Encina

The medieval church of Santa María was built in the late twelfth century.

Entrance and Altarpiece of the Basílica de la Encina

Entrance and Altarpiece of the Basílica de la Encina

The Holy Burial, Altarpiece of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Encina. A Haunting Depiction of Jesus Christ in a Glass Coffin.

The Holy Burial, Altarpiece of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Encina. A Haunting Depiction of Jesus Christ in a Glass Coffin.

From the Plaza de la Encina, going to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento through the Reloj Street. A clock tower is there.

Reloj Street and the clock tower.

Reloj Street and the clock tower.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento Ponferrada

Plaza del Ayuntamiento Ponferrada

Ayuntamiento, City Hall, of Ponferrada

Ayuntamiento, City Hall of Ponferrada

City Hall of Ponferrada was built in stone between 1692 and 1705. In addition to housing the municipal offices, inside find a tourist information office organizes guided city tours.

After the City Hall, decided to go to the Castillo De Los Templarios (Castle of the Templars). The castle is the highest of the centerpiece of Ponferrada.

Ponferrada Castle of the Templars

Ponferrada Castle of the Templars

The castle of Templar in Ponferrada is located on a hill at the confluence of the rivers Boeza and Sil.The castle was originally a castro (hill fort) of the Celts.

The Gate of Templar Castle in Ponferrada

The Gate of Templar Castle in Ponferrada

Ferdinand II of León donated the city to the Templar order for protecting the pilgrims on the Way of St. James in 1178.

Ponferrada Castle of the Templars

Ponferrada Castle of the Templars

The castle hosted the Knights Templar’s Grand Master of Castille. However, the Templars were only able to enjoy the use of their fortress for about twenty years before the order was disbanded and its properties confiscated in 1311.

Ponferrada Castle of the Templars

View of the town from the Templar Castle.

Finally the Catholic Monarchs incorporated Ponferrada and its castle into the Crown in 1486. Many of the blocks formed the walls of the castle were removed and used in local construction projects. How vain is the splendour of this world!

A Castle Visit  (From Trieste Bergerac UK)

A place of history, lives lived and life lost.
We know not today the human cost
Of battles fought by the ghosts of our past
To create a peace uncertain to last.

Walk slowly, walk quietly and open your mind,
To a world and its people that are here to find.
Floors trodden heavy with memories rich,
Walls with secrets they are happy to pitch.

Love, laughter; joy, sadness all under one roof;
Feel the emotion and imagine the truth
About the people who lived here long long ago
And whose spirit you salute when through this castle you flow.

Scenery of Ponferrada

Scenery of Ponferrada

People of Ponferrada love flowers.

People of Ponferrada love flowers.

 

Going to Ponferrada, Province of León

On the way to Ponferrada, the first village is Riego de Ambrós.

Camino de Santiago, near the village of Riego de Ambros

Camino de Santiago, near the village of Riego de Ambros

Riego de Ambrós is a very small town on the Camino de Santiago in the province of León. It has a population of 42 in the 2011.

Views of Riego de Ambrós

Views of Riego de Ambrós

The village of Riego de Ambrós is located between El Acebo and Molinaseca Town.

Proceeded to the west under the full bloom of blossoms.

Proceeded to the west under the full bloom of blossoms.

Left the village of Riego de Ambrós, walking  to the next town, Molinaseca.

Camino de Santiago, walking from Riego de Ambrós.

Camino de Santiago, walking from Riego de Ambrós.

Camino de Santiago, walking to the town of Molinaseca from Riego de Ambrós.

Camino de Santiago, walking to the town of Molinaseca from Riego de Ambrós.

Arrived at the town of Molinaseca and came in the Chapel of Our lady nearby.

Arrived at Molinaseca and entering the town.

Arrived at Molinaseca and entering the town.

Ermita de Nuestra, Señora de las Angustias (Chapel of Our Lady, Lady of Sorrows) already existed in the eleventh century. The present sanctuary was rebuilt after a fire in 1705.

Bridge for the pilgrims and San Nicolas Church of Molinaseca

Bridge over the Rio Meruelo for the pilgrims and San Nicolas Church of Molinaseca

Molinaseca Bridge over the Rio Meruelo was built in the twelfth century for the pilgrims, and Iglesia de San Nicolás was built in stonework in the seventeenth century, dedicated to Bishop St. Nicholas of Bari (270 – 343).

Going into the town of Molinaseca, The Molinaseca Park.

Going into the town of Molinaseca, The Molinaseca Park.

Streets of Molinaseca

Streets of Molinaseca

Molinaseca is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo, province of León. According to the 2010 census, the municipality has a population of 818 inhabitants.

Pilgrim Statue of Molinaseca on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim Statue of Molinaseca on the Camino de Santiago

Left Molinaseca for Ponferrada, Idyll, Distant View of Ponferrada,  La Charola Hostal Ponferrada, Going over Puente Mascaron into Ponferrada Town

Left Molinaseca for Ponferrada, Idyll, Distant View of Ponferrada,
La Charola Hostal Ponferrada, Going over Puente Mascaron into Ponferrada Town

Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León. It has a population of 69,769 in 2008.

The local flowers.

The local flowers.

 

El Acebo de San Miguel, province of León

Scenery on the way to the town of El Acebo from Foncebadón.

Scenery on the way to the town of El Acebo from Foncebadón.

Center of El Acebo village

Center of El Acebo village; El Acebo is a picturesque village nestled at the foot of the Camino de Santiago.

The town of El Acebo is also a small village located in the beautiful region of El Bierzo Leon. Acebo occupies an area of approximately 80 square kilometers with an estimated population of about 825 inhabitants.

Main street Camino Real and Albergue La Casa del Peregrino

Main street Camino Real and Albergue La Casa del Peregrino

Houses on the main street of El Acebo

Row of houses on the main street of El Acebo

El Acebo has preserved an interesting collection of folk architecture, the exterior stairs, wooden sunroom and slate roofs.

Walking through the really narrow street

Walking through the really narrow street

Main street Camino Real, Narrow Plaza and an Albergue.

Main street Camino Real, Narrow Plaza and an Albergue.

Plaza de Iglesia and Parish church Holly San Miguel of El Acebo

Plaza de Iglesia and Parish church of Holly San Miguel of El Acebo

Going to the outskirts of town from the Plaza de Iglesia and Parish churchI.

Going to the outskirts of town from the Plaza de Iglesia and Parish churchI.

Monument dedicated for the unfortunate cyclist at the outskirts of El Acebo.

Monument dedicated for the unfortunate cyclist at the outskirts of El Acebo.

Left the main street of El Acebo behind in 15 minutes and went to Ponferrada. The weather was good, flowers were in full bloom in El Acebo.

The weather was good, flowers were in full bloom at El Acebo.

Flowers were in full bloom in the village of El Acebo.