Points of Interest

Are you looking for adventure? You have come to the perfect place. One day you are doing a route on foot or bicycle through our mountains, the next, you are visiting a coal mine or a waterfall, or even enjoying the local gastronomy.

Explore the municipality of Villagatón with its legendary mountain peaks, magnificent hiking trails, unique Roman galleries, a rich cultural heritage, and all surrounded by nature.

You can enjoy outdoor and indoor experiences in the thirteen towns of the municipality. From the history of the railway in the Railway Museum in Brañuelas, to the Gold, Coal and Bread Hikking Route in Montealegre or the Ermita of San José in Requejo.

DISCOVER UNIQUE LOCATIONS FULL OF HISTORY

Use the search engine to find the different options for accommodation, restaurants or points of interest in the different towns of the municipality of Villagatón.
Montealegre

Roman Gallery of Barranco del Góngora

Curious set of Roman gold mines, carried out both in the open pit by hydraulic mining, and by underground work in a gold quartz deposit, probably throughout the first two centuries of our era.

Mediavilla neighbourhood

A Neighbourhood in which the first houses of Brañuelas were built, you can still see remains of old houses and as well as the old bowling games.
Brañuelas

Paraje de los Campos

Área recreativa con merendero, estanque e impresionante castaño centenario.
Brañuelas

Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel

Construcción medieval de estilo románico, en la que hay una imagen de Santa Teresa de Jesús.
Villar

El Tuerto

It is born in the sources of the Barrios and its passage through Villar is prior to reaching the Villameca Reservoir.
Villar

Fountain

It has three fresh water pipes. In the centre, there is a millstone.
Villar

Church of San Juan Bautista

It dates from the 18th century. In 1861, a lightning strike broke the windows of the main chapel and the choir.
Villagatón

Church of San Esteban

The Villagatón church was built in the mid-18th century on top of an older one. It has a Latin cross plan. It consists of a central nave, with the most ...
Villagatón

Castro El Llastrón - La Prudencia

This fort enclosure, notable for its size, occupies an area of about 3 hectares and stands out for...
Valbuena de la Encomienda

Mills

In Valbuena, there were 5 industrial mills, which ground cereal for most of La Cepeda. Currently...
Valbuena de la Encomienda

Church of San Bartolome

At the beginning of this century, lightning struck the bell tower of the hermitage and...
Valbuena de la Encomienda

Ferruginous Fountains

Its water has a high content of iron, hence its name. They were thought to be good for pregnant women, children who were weak or sick.
Valbuena de la Encomienda

Fountain of the Corros

Springs of abundant water that are born in the same area.
Ucedo

Church of San Claudio

The church dedicated to San Claudio has a belfry thicker than the usual conserved from the old construction...
Ucedo

Manzarnoso

Mount of 1338m. from which you have good views of the towns of the surrounding regions.
Ucedo

Flour Mills

In the Canalina area, there are 3 flour mills, the Raimundo, the Canalin and the Nuevo.
Tabladas

Fountain of the Nuns

Known by that name because there was a nunnery.
Tabladas

Windmill

Old water mill used to grind cereal to obtain flour.
Tabladas

Church of Santa Maria Magdalena

Its construction dates from the end of the 18th century. In it was the well-known reliquary of Saint Apollonia, corresponding to the 18th century, which houses two miniature ivory virgins from the 13th and 14th centuries. Currently, this reliquary is in Astorga.
Requejo

Hot water fountains

The temperature of its water is warm throughout the year.
Requejo

Church of Santa Eulalia

Documentation that is preserved refers to 1864. The church of Culebros was attached to it.
Requejo

Hermitage of San José

It was built in 1739 on the initiative of three priests from Requejo who founded the chaplaincy. The baroque style of the architecture of the hermitage is very unique, since it has no resemblance.
Nistoso

Reguera fountain

Its water is cold.
Nistoso

Laundry

Clothes were washed there, especially mine. He went from one sink to another to remove the soap.
Nistoso

Tía Tófila House

It was the only house that remained in the town after the fire that destroyed it.
Nistoso

Old road to Tabladas

Before the roads were built, access to the town from Nistoso was by this road.
Nistoso

Clock Square

There is a fresh water fountain made from the stone of a mill. Above the pipe, there is a niche where there is a figure of Saint George.
Nistoso

La Lagunona

Water tank in which you can find a great variety of fauna and flora typical of this environment.
Nistoso

Church of Santa Marina

The documents that are preserved from this temple are factory books and date from 1734.
Montealegre

Montealegre Visitor Center

Montealegre

Miliario

Cylindrical stone block that was placed on Roman roads to indicate the distance to a certain point.
Later it was used as one of the pillars of the altar of the Monastery of San Juan.
Montealegre

Roman Medulas

Small mines that the Romans exploited in search of gold.
Montealegre

Monastery of San Juan

It was originally a monastery called San Martín de Montes, which already appears in documents in 946.
Montealegre

Church of San Juan

Some stones and bells were brought from the Monastery of San Juan, as well as the wood carving of the saint.
Manzanal del Puerto

Steel Cross

They are 4 meters high and are located in the place of the same name, to disperse the storms that destroyed the crops. At the top, it carried a closed container with mercury inside (brought from the US). This idea was transmitted to the residents of the town by one of the many pilgrims who made the Camino de Santiago through Manzanal. The original cross disappeared in 1945 after a heavy snowfall.
Manzanal del Puerto

Majar Casinas

Built in the 60s with typical materials of the area (stone, slab, adobe ...), by several neighbours who joined forces (first the elderly and later the youth), to store the machinery used in the cereal cleaning work. They are located in the era of the town because it was where the construction work of bundles, mashed, cleaned, threshed...etc.
Manzanal del Puerto

Peña de Santo Tirso Hermitage

It is a natural cave under which the Hermitage is housed, where every year the weekend before Corpus Christi celebrates the festival in honour of Santo Tirso since according to legend, he took refuge there. The Saint is transferred in procession to here, where the tradition of passing through the mountains to heal pain is carried out.
Manzanal del Puerto

Cosmological Stele

Carboniferous sandstone rock reused as a voussoir in the village Church, in which there are engraved symbols from more than 4,000 years ago representing two men, the sun god and a female deity.
Manzanal del Puerto

Church of Santa Marina

Its construction dates from the end of the 18th century and is dedicated to Santa Marina, patron saint of the town.
La Silva

La Bravona

Centennial chestnut that is hollow inside.
La Silva

Ferrina Fountain

It owes its name to an old iron mine that is in the upper part and that is surrounded by a grove of centenary chestnut trees.
La Silva

Well of San Juan

An extraction well and personnel entrance crossing remains of mining activity.
La Silva

La Llama Park with the Foundational Milestone of San Martín de Montes

Roman milestone was re-used as a pillar of the altar of the Monastery of San Juan in which there is an inscription in Latin and in the upper part, a hollow in which the relics of San Juan were located.
La Silva

Mining Museum

Santa Bárbara Park: Bocamina and mining machinery.
Culebros

Pedrada Fountain

Its waters are very cold so no type of arboreal vegetation grows in its environment.
Culebros

Recreational Area

Area with tables, barbecue and shade
Culebros

Water Well

From it the water was drawn to irrigate or give water to the animals.
Culebros

Church of San Cipriano

Temple from the 18th century that preserves elements from the Monastery of San Bartolo Hospital such as the Romanesque arch at the entrance, the staircase to the bell towers, the baptismal font and the cross of the Hospitaller Order of San Juan.
Corús

La Mata area

Recreation area with children's games, sandbox and outdoor exercise area.
Corús

Fountain

With cold water throughout the year.
Corús

Stone

In one of the houses of the town, we can find a stone embedded with engravings of swords and dated from 1634.
Corús

Ermita San Martín or San Juan

Temple of the late 19th century.
Brañuelas

City Hall Park

Recreation area with children's games, sandbox and outdoor exercise area.
Brañuelas

Era de la Cruz Park

Park located in the ancient area of the same name.
Brañuelas

The Station Fountain

Emblematic fountain with abundant water throughout the year.
Brañuelas

El Garigulín Public Picnic Area

Recreational area with barbecue, tables and a small house with a charcoal stove.
Brañuelas

El Rinconín Mine

Recreation of a mine shaft made by former miners of the town.
Brañuelas

Brañuelas Railway, Transport, Communications and Mining Museum

Museum center, inaugurated on August 5, 2017, which has housed...
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