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Did you know that... Pradela

 

It is located at the top of the mountain range of the same name, in the area of Los Ancares. Pradela was totally destroyed by the Napoleonic army. Nowadays it is part of the Trabadelo town hall.

 

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Pradela

To discover What to see in Pradela?

 

In Pradela, next to its church dedicated to Saint Peter, there is a yew from the Celtic period that is more than four metres in diameter. From its past history, especially from its Roman period, it is worth seeing the Los Cáscaros deposit, which although it is a smaller gold mine than Las Medulas, you can also appreciate the typical and beautiful open-pit mine, with its canals to transport water to the entrance to it. There are also caves dating from this period, such as the Roman cave of Rigueiriña and some remains of a Roman monument, as well as several reconstructed fountains. The water mill, which is still in operation, is also curious.

 

Festivities

 

Pradela celebrates San Pedro on June 29th.

Church of San Pedro in Pradela

Traditions

 

It was a tradition in Pradela to attend fairs and the harvest of Cacabelos or Villafranca.

 

Curiosities

 

Already in the early years of the Jacobean pilgrimage the Way also passed through here following the so-called Roman Way.

 

The Legend

 

It is said that after Las Medulas where the Romans got most gold was Los Cáscaros.

 

 

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Get to Pradela by car

 

Pradela can be reached from Trabadelo from where the winding road that climbs up to this town departs. The N-VI road is the main access road to Trabadelo, following the A-6 we will find the detour towards the town in the section that runs between Villafranca del Bierzo and Pedrafita do Cebreiro. After crossing the locality, we will find, as we go towards Pedrafita do Cebreiro, the detour that leads to Pradela.

 

 

 


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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

3:10 h.10.7 km.

Stage 22b Pradela Variant
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

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.
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