4.50km → Molinaseca → 4.10km → Ponferrada
To Santiago: 
212.40
Altitude: 
582

Molinaseca is a popular weekend destination for ponferradinos, who make the short drive to swim in the dammed up río Maruelo. The riverfront makes for an excellent place to swim, cool down, and mingle.

Fiesta: 

If you are in Molinaseca on the 17th of August, beg borrow or steal a bucket and prepare for the citywide water fight. The day prior celebrates San Roque and the day after celebrates the Fiesta de las Angustias with a more traditional procession through town.

The Road: 

Between Molinaseca and Ponferrada you will be almost exclusively on the sidewalk adjacent to the road. Three kilometers from the center of Molinaseca the camino splits. The camino technically turns left at the curve in the road and passes through Campo on the way to Ponferrada. Turning right to follow the road will get you to Ponferrada just the same and is a shorter path to the Municipal albergue.

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Photo in Molinaseca on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

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

The Albergues outside town is run by the worst Hospitalero on the Camino, not only did he make me go back to town to change a 50 euro note instead of waiting for more pilgrims and giving me change it was stinking hot in the hottest heatwave in 50 years and I couldn’t get a beer. He put Spanish people on the second floor with insulation and Europeans and Asians on the top floor with no insulation to toast. He refused to fill the bbq gas bottle so we could cook. And the sign says Albergue 200 metres and is about 2 km out of town. Pathetic

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

Took the suggestion and found this place to excellent. I felt like royalty. Highly recommend.

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

A new Albergue opened in summer of 2019. Young hospitalero very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable with town. Hostel is modern and perfectly located in center of town. Host gave recommendations for dinner options, and hostels for the next couple of towns. He was very accurate with his recommendations. Don’t make the mistake of passing this place if you decide to stay in this beautiful little town after a hard decent from Cruz De Ferro!

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

This town was adorable and the women at the pharmacy were so kind and helpful. It was well-stocked. Time your journey through here so you can take a swim and cool off in the afternoon. Even if you don’t plan to stay the night, swimming here is a beautiful and fun experience. The water is chilly, but not unbearable. It is so refreshing. Hike for moments like these. Take the time to enjoy it all. At the very least, take a seat on the edge and soak your feet. The cool water will help with swelling and aches.

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

Señor Oso is a brand new Albergue right in the center of town, very clean and modern. Nice beds, washer/dryer, kind host. So glad we stopped in, they have only been open two days.

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

There are no cash machines in Molinaseca!