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We welcome you to a small paradise in Castile and León: Villafranca del Bierzo. The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route runs through this town, meaning religious architecture takes star billing. The church of Santiago Apóstol, with its single nave, dates back to the 12th century. The Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness) is a real highlight, and in Jubilee years it opens for pilgrims who cannot complete the route to Santiago de Compostela so they can receive the Jubilee. Close by is the castle of the Marquises of Villafranca, which offers beautiful views over the River Burbia. Check out our offers for cheap trips to Villafranca del Bierzo to make sure you don’t miss anything.
If you walk through the town's old quarter, you’ll definitely want to take a stroll along the Calle del Agua, once a beehive of commercial and artisan activity, it is now an open-air heraldry museum. This is also the perfect place for tasting wines with DO El Bierzo or for admiring some important civil constructions, such as the Torquemada palace. Plaza Mayor is the beating heart of the town, where the old houses sit alongside one of the most beautiful theatres in the country: El Villafranquino.
With our package deals to Villafranca del Bierzo, you’ll discover the natural riches of the area around Villafranca del Bierzo, which is located at the meeting point between the Atlantic and Mediterranean climates. Craggy peaks, riparian forests and rolling hills dotted with vineyards are all interspersed with awe-inspiring harmony.
On your trip to Villafranca del Bierzo, bear in mind that the town has a bus station that connects it with León and other provincial capitals. The nearest medium and long distance train station is in Ponferrada, about 12.5 miles away. If you're in good shape, you should consider taking the plunge and heading there by foot along the Camino de Santiago. What better place to rest and recharge your batteries!