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It is located next to Monte Irago, its waters fall into the Sil river basin. Although there are mining remains in the area, possibly from Roman times, the origin of Manjarín may be linked to the repopulation of Count Gatón in the 9th century, but the first historically documented citation is from the year 1180. The truth is that the history and development of the place has gone hand in hand with the Way of Saint James and already in the 11th century it had a shelter for pilgrims built by Gaucelmo, the same hermit who made the hospital and the church of Foncebadón. Manjarín has been part of the Arciprestazgo de la Somoza since ancient times. In the middle of the 20th century, from 1964 to 1993, Manjarín was completely uninhabited. Today, only the cemetery and a curious pilgrims' hostel remain. 

 

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Manjarín

To discover What to see in Manjarín?

 

A few meters before arriving at this emblematic place, at the beginning of the village that shows in its ruinous physiognomy the remains of the typical village-way, a cross on a stone base and with the name of Eve engraved, known as the cross of the angel, seems to indicate that one enters a special environment, where the spirituality and esotericism of the Templar Order has resurfaced in the XXI century impregnating the atmosphere. A wooden cruiser marks the exit from the village.

 

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Curiosities

 

In Manjarín, in the refurbished building of the old school, a Templar hospitaler, dressed in a white tunic and the Order's cross, rings a bell, especially on foggy days to guide the pilgrim, or at night he leaves a torch over the door like a lighthouse.

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The Legend

 

In the area of Manjarín before arriving at the cemetery there is a stone that is said to take away the back pain if you rest close to it and to which all the people of the place came to heal it. They say that it is that a course of water passes underneath forming a cross with the stone and that this causes the bad energies to be discharged.

 

 

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Get to Manjarín by car

 

Manjarín is located on the LE-142 that connects the town, as well as with the nearby towns of El Acebo de San Miguel and Foncebadón, among others, with Astorga and Ponferrada.

 

 

 


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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

7:40 h.32.3 km.

Stage 20 Rabanal del Camino-Ponferrada
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
0
Difficulty-Medium

5:20 h.23 km.

Stage 21 Ponferrada-Villafranca del Bierzo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

8:20 h.35.7 km.

Stage 19 Hospital de Órbigo-Rabanal del Camino
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
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The Smithy of Compludo

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Castle of Ponferrada
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Castle of Ponferrada

Castle of the Templars, the most representative construction of Ponferrada

Monastery of Santa María de Carracedo
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Benedictine monastery and Royal Palace of the Leonese monarchy

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