Santalla del Bierzo

Camino de Invierno

To end of camino

Mirador de Santallo


Santalla del Bierzo




Right after the mirador, you leave the highway and go through on a village street. There is also a grocery store in town center.


There are two sets of arrows when leaving town, and a mojon which keeps you on the camino towards Villavieja. Do not follow the arrows to Las Barrancas.

The Road

The Calle Chaos takes you out of town, and it turns to a dirt path.

A couple of kms out of town, after walking through ag fields and orchards, a mojón takes you to the left, across the national highway and an ascent begins. There is a sign for the Villavieja Albergue.

You can, however, stay on the road, bypass the castle, and go directly on the road to Borrenes. There is minimal elevation gain, but walking on the shoulder of a national highway is generally a bad idea. If you take the road, you will have another option later to take a road ascent to the castle, but the Camino route through Villavieja is far preferable.

If you take the climb, you will have great views of the castle and arrive in Villavieja.

City Map
Accommodation in Santalla del Bierzo


Camino de Sant…

Passing through the village we did not find a grocery store. (Which was confirmed by the lady in the restaurant) Also the bar mentioned in here does not seem to exist (anymore?) instead there is a restaurant called La estrategia del Caracol and there seems to be a bar at the Main Street above town called Ronda (we didn’t go there so cannot confirm)

Camino de Sant…

Really cute restaurant run by some lovely people. Great interior decor and charming vibe. The opening hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday (and holidays) 1-5pm only! Delicious food. It looks like they specialize in Paella and have great variations on their menu but due to our dietary restrictions we did not try them (you have to order it for at least 2 people)