MC-Day 10: Molinaseca-Ponferada 8km

Today Day 10: Molinaseca-Ponferada, you have an effortless and short walk into Ponferrada. The last big city on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Ponferrada is mentioned in the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century guidebook for pilgrims and noted as a place where the Camino passes. The city received its name from ‘Pons Ferrata’, meaning Iron Bridge in Latin. The bridge was built in the 11th century to help pilgrims cross the Sil River. Today you can visit the medieval Knights Templar Castle, established in the 12th century to protect pilgrims on their way to Santiago.

Buen Camino!