Molinaseca is one of the most typical villages of the Camino de Santiago, 6 km from the city of Ponferrada, located in the region of El Bierzo.
The village itself is a jewel of traditional architecture, with church, hermitage and the famous Roman bridge that crosses the river Meruelo and is crossed, in turn, each year by thousands of pilgrims who immediately enter its famous Real Calle Camino de Santiago.
It is also a great place to spend a few days or a vacation, as it has many services, stores, tourist office, pharmacy, tennis courts, soccer, basketball, and a great river swimming pool in the same area of the Roman bridge. Famous are its wineries, and there is also a wide variety of restaurants and places to stay overnight (hotels, rural houses and hostels).
Molinaseca has recently been proclaimed one of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain (https://www.lospueblosmasbonitosdeespana.org/castilla-y-leon/molinaseca) after its inclusion in the Spanish tourist network in January 2021.
There are routes to follow, both on foot and by bicycle, and numerous places to visit in Ponferrada and El Bierzo.