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Did you know that... Pereje - Perexe

 

It is a small village in the Sierra de los Ancares, in the province of León, which is part of the municipality of Trabadelo. It is known that in the year 1118 it belonged to O Cebreiro, as Queen Doña Urraca donated it to him; this dependence lasted until the 19th century. A famous fact is the dispute between the monks of Aurillac, who were in Cebreiro, and the cluniacense house of Santa María de Cruñego de Villafranca, when the abbot of O Cebreiro ordered the construction in Pereje of a hospital and a church to assist pilgrims before they faced the climb to Cebreiro. Queen Doña Urraca, King Alfonso IX of León and even Pope Urbano II were also involved in this matter. This dispute was due to the attempt to make their rights prevail, on the ground, each of the two houses. In the end both had to make concessions and the construction became a reality. There are documents that speak of the hospital of Pereje in the year 1168.

 

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To discover What to see in Pereje - Perexe?

 

Pereje conserves its medieval layout that is visible in the main street, you can also contemplate some palloza, but the reflection of its Jacobean tradition is in the church of Santa Maria Magdalena and in the remains of the building of the pilgrims' hospital and the old prison.

 

Festivities

 

Pereje celebrates festivities in honour of San Antonio Abad on the 17th of January and on the 22nd of July it celebrates Santa María Magdalena.

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Curiosities

 

Near the church were the buildings of the priory that with the passage of time would become the rector's house.

 

 

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Get to Pereje by car

 

To Pereje we arrive following the N-VI from Villafranca del Bierzo or from Trabadelo, where we will also find the access to the old national from the A-VI.

 

By bus

 

Pereje has a bus service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays that covers the route El Castro-Ponferrada. For further information the telephone number is 900 204 020.

 

 

 


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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
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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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