‌Detour from Murias to Maragato village of Castrillo de los Polvazares

‌Detour from Murias to Maragato village of Castrillo de los Polvazares

With the recent addition of albergues in Castrillo this deviation has become popular for more than just its cultural itinerary. It is a fully restored Maragato village well worth a visit and perhaps a meal. Napoleon is reputed to have spent the night there, where a battle was fought and where the mayor and priest were captured and subsequently rescued.

To get there follow the LE-142 which brought you into Murias. It runs adjacent to the main camino road where a few bars and restaurants are located. To rejoin the camino, follow the road at the far end of Castrillo.  The detour adds 700m.