Camino Francés - Cacabelos

Information about Cacabelos

Cacabelos is a town in the region of El Bierzo, in the province of León and located on the French Way. It is one of the municipalities in León where Galician is spoken, so it has an interesting cultural mix. This village has traces of humanity since the Palaeolithic, so it has an interesting architecture from different periods as well as a natural heritage of great beauty.

What to see and do in Cacabelos

The hermitage of San Roque

This is a building with a lot of history that you can visit in Cacabelos. Don Mateo Chicarro, a figure of the small local nobility, rebuilt the Vera Cruz chapel in 1590. After a few years its patron saint would change the dedication to San Roque, as he is the protector saint against the plague and this had devastated different places at that time.

Up to the present time it has had to be rebuilt “in fundamentis” on several occasions, the last one being in 1789. You can contemplate in its interior and next to the image of San Roque, two polychrome wooden high reliefs of the eighteenth century. These represent San Gil de Casayo and San Herberto de Cerdeña, who came from the monastery of Carracedelo.

Hermitage of San Roque - Cacabelos