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It is located on the western slope of the Bierzo region, on an undulating terrain in the middle of the Way of Saint James, with beautiful landscapes and where the chestnut trees are beginning to show. Riego de Ambrós was mentioned in the 12th century as Riego de Ambroz, this surname is due to the feudal lord to whom the place belonged. It is known of the existence of a pilgrims' hospital in the 18th century, but it is not known who founded it. The town belongs to the municipality of Molinaseca.

 

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Riego de Ambrós

To discover What to see in Riego de Ambrós?

 

In Riego de Ambrós it is interesting to see, in the Royal Street, its houses of traditional construction of the area, stone, wooden balconies and even exterior stairs. The village conserves two hermitages, one of them, at the entrance of the village, is dedicated to San Sebastian and next to the hermitage there is a fountain. Almost next to the road is the parish church of Santa María Magdalena, from the 16th century, which has a beautiful Baroque altarpiece from the year 1706 inside; around it is a small park, also with a fountain, that of La Magdalena, that invites you to rest. The surroundings of the village offer the visitor routes and paths surrounded by an impressive landscape, where beautiful waterfalls and relaxing pools await, peaceful and tranquil. One of the best known trails is the one that joins Riego de Ambrós with Molinaseca through the Malpaso bridges over the river Meruelo.

 

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Church of Santa María Magdalena in Riego de Ambrós

Festivities

 

Riego de Ambrós celebrates Santa María Magdalena on 22 July. 

 

Curiosities

 

In the month of July the rally race is made, Subida a Riego de Ambrós.​

 

 

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Get to Riego de Ambrós by car

 

You can get to Riego de Ambrós on the LE-142 road, which joins Molinaseca and Ponferrada on one side and El Acebo and Astorga on the other.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
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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

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
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.
The Smithy of Compludo
Ponferrada, León
The Smithy of Compludo

Beautiful example of popular medieval industry

Castle of Ponferrada
Ponferrada, León
Castle of Ponferrada

Castle of the Templars, the most representative construction of Ponferrada

Monastery of Santa María de Carracedo
Carracedo del Monasterio, León
Monastery of Santa María de Carracedo

Benedictine monastery and Royal Palace of the Leonese monarchy

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Riego de Ambrós, León
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Riego de Ambrós, León

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Riego de Ambrós, León
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Riego de Ambrós, León

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