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Did you know that... Hospital da Condesa

 

Where the Way of Saint James passes, it is a parish that is part of the municipality of Pedrafita do Cebreiro in the heart of the eastern Galician mountains. The name of the village comes from the existence in the place of an old hospital founded by Doña Egilo, wife of Count Garzón, known for being the repopulator of El Bierzo. Around this hospital and its church of San Juan a small enclave was formed.

 

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Hospital da Condesa

A little more history

 

In the sixteenth century this place is mentioned as the hospital of the Comtesse. The church depended on the monastery of O Cebreiro and although it was the main parish until 1891, it always belonged to the archpriesthood of Triacastela. 

 

To discover What to see in Hospital da Condesa?

 

Among the existing dairy farms in Hospital da Codesa, the building of the parish church of San Xoán, from the 12th century, stands out, with a characteristic mountain style and a tower that can be accessed by an external staircase.

Parish Church of San Xoán in Hospital da Condesa

Curiosities

 

It is known that kings and nobles played an important role in the Way of Saint James and built hospitals and shelters for the care of pilgrims. In Hospital da Condesa was built, in the ninth century, one of them by initiative of the Countess Doña Egilo, but the curious note has it that was the first known female foundation.

 

 

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Get to Hospital da Condesa by car

 

The Hospital da Condesa is reached by the LU-633 road that follows the course of the Way of Saint James joining Piedrafita do Cebreiro with Triacastela, Samos and Sarria among other localities.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
0
Difficulty-Moderate

5:10 h.21 km.

Stage 23 O Cebreiro-Triacastela
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

6:10 h.24.6 km.

Stage 24b Triacastela-Sarria by Samos
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
0
Difficulty-Medium

4:25 h.18.1 km.

Stage 24 Triacastela-Sarria by San Xil
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
2
Difficulty-High

8:05 h.28 km.

Stage 22 Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro
Difficulty-HighRed difficulty category, level 3. Mountain stages in not very steep terrain, in which there are no major technical difficulties. They need sufficient experience and training for this type of terrain. These are fairly "easy" itineraries with gentle slopes, for the usual mountain routes.
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