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3.70km → Villavieja → 1.20km → Castillo de Cornatel
To end of camino: 

Spring-fed fountain, Church of Santiago. This pretty little hamlet was once home to the serfs who worked for the inhabitants of the castle up above. Other than the albergue, there are no services of any kind, so if you plan to stay here, you must carry your food and provisions with you.

Villavieja is the one place where pilgrims repeatedly reported having been scared by a very large mastiff, loose and barking loudly. For years, the owner had refused to do anything. It seems that the dog is now confined (but not chained) in a large yard. The dog situation in Villavieja seems to be resolved.

The Road: 

Halfway through Villavieja, there’s a paved road to the right. If you take that road, you will bypass the castle. On the left is a large, very nicely renovated old house, and the Camino to the castle goes by the left side of that house. It is a light gravel path through chestnut trees.

Photo of Villavieja on the Camino de Santiago

Accommodation in Villavieja

Casa Rural


Casa Rural Cornatel
Casa Rural
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Cornatel


Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

The municipality of Priaranza del Bierzo (which includes the hamlet of Villavieja) has taken back the management of the albergue.
It’s 10€ a night and you leave your money on top of the desk where the sello is for the credential.

Please get in touch with the ayuntamiento (town hall) two days before your stay. Call 987-42-08-06. M-F, 9 am - 2 pm. You can also write to the email address for information, aytopriaranza@ccbierzo.com, but calling is requested for actual reservations.