Castrillo de los Polvazares Travel Guide

  • Main street through the centre of the village.
    Main street through the centre of the...
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  • Castilian balcony on a lovely red-stoned house.
    Castilian balcony on a lovely red-stoned...
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  • Main (only ?) street of El Acebo.
    Main (only ?) street of El Acebo.
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    Sunset as the wind gets up. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Written Nov 6, 2008

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    The light in the evening and early morning is almost too good to be true. I've included a couple of door-knockers as there are some unusual ones to found here

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    by pfsmalo Updated Nov 6, 2008

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    There is not far you can walk here, unless you're one of the many pilgrims that pass through, but it is so peaceful and quiet, the different light playing on the stonework. I was actually up at 6 AM in the morning to catch the sunrise and the quietness.

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    The Roman bridge and St. Nicholas' church. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Updated Nov 8, 2008

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    Once again, a lovely little village. We stopped to buy some bread and water and took a walk round the village. Not too many people about except a few cyckists and sitting outside one of the "albergues" a few hikers, all on their to Santiago. On the LE-142 there is a parking spot and then a walk across the Roman bridge to get into town. Vehicles are NOT allowed over this bridge, although you can take a longer way round to get in.

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    Shady balconies in Compludo. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Updated Nov 7, 2008

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    Compludo is even further off the beaten path as you have to leave the LE-142 at the bottom of the village on the left to get there. Very narrow and winding road and at the end you have to ask yourself what are these people doing right out here. But it was sunny and a nice drive. The small chapel is the same one that has been there since 15?? On the way into Compludo, and is one of the major reasons why anybody comes this way , is one of the last forgerons (Herreria) and the forge can be visited by following the stream to it's conclusion. Watch out for the sign on your right going in. Unfortunately this was someone else having his siesta at the wrong time for us. The forge has been there for 15 centuries and was made a national monument in 1968.

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    Main (only ?) street of El Acebo. 2 more images

    by pfsmalo Written Nov 7, 2008

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    El Acebo is on the "Camino de Santiago" after wending your way up through the mountains. Couple of "albergues" for travellers and a grocery shop. This is a real typical mountain village and not many vehicles come through here.

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