Camino Francés - Castrillo de los Polvazares

Information about Castrillo de los Polvazares

Castrillo de los Polvazares is a town belonging to the municipality of Astorga and located on the French Way. It is a picturesque village famous for its delicious traditional Maragato stew and with beautiful historic houses, wonderful corners and a special charm. It is a town declared of Cultural Interest, so it has a lot to offer travellers.

What to see and do in Castrillo de los Polvazares

A walk through popular architecture

This town constitutes an interesting complex that was declared a Historic-Artistic Site of great monumental value in 1980. It is very uniform in terms of its buildings, with unpaved cobbled streets, which have preserved their most primitive essences for centuries. The houses in Castrillo de los Polvazares have beautiful stone façades, and the doorways are lintelled or semicircular. In them you can find open running galleries and exterior staircases. The carpentry of its wooden constructions is exceptional, and the eaves of the roofs stand out. Just a stroll through the village will take the visitor back in time.