We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Penalba de Santiago

24415 Ponferrada, Spain
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A remote village up in the clouds.

This village is so remote, if you make the trek to get here, you will be rewarded for your efforts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CarmenV3
,
Fall City, Washington
via mobile
Penalba de Santiago / Ponferrada

It's a really romantic quaint old village in the mountains of Bierzo, old stone houses with little... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Manuela L
,
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Read all 253 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old church” (2 reviews)
“village” (5 reviews)
“mountains” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
24415 Ponferrada, Spain
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (253)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"old church"
in 2 reviews
"village"
in 5 reviews
"mountains"
in 4 reviews
"stone"
in 2 reviews
"spain"
in 2 reviews
Filter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This village is so remote, if you make the trek to get here, you will be rewarded for your efforts mightily. This is by far one of the most unique places I’ve visited. The stone homes and streets are amazing. The views are incredible! The...More

Thank CarmenV3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 December 2017

It's a really romantic quaint old village in the mountains of Bierzo, old stone houses with little terraces or balcony in an ancient street and a very old church of the village, an antique gem, but surely difficult to leave there and of all in...More

Thank Manuela L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A bit of a hair raising journey to get there, but well worth it. We went earlyish in the day, and had the village to ourselves. Went for a lovely walk in the mountains and returned to the village for a welcome drink. All very...More

Thank Venkeith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is truly a hidden gem tucked away in the mountains of el Bierzo. It is rated one of the most beautiful towns/pueblos in Spain and a must visit.

1  Thank jonathantem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2017

in this location there is a small church built in the years 900, which unfortunately is closed most of the time. worth the visit just to meet this small town.

Thank card0z0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2016

What a gorgeous place and worth the effort to get there! If you want a quiet place to get away from it all, this is it! The food in local restaurants is excellent and the solitude is really relaxing!

1  Thank Jeff S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small village high up the mountains. our main reason for going was the valley of silence, a pleasant walk though the woods across the river and up the first part of the mountainside. well named as all that one can hear is the river below...More

2  Thank ianbingham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Village feels a bit manufactured for tourists but is very cute and the thing that makes it worth the trip in my opinion is the absolutely gorgeous mountain scenery surrounding it and the windy road trip to get there....def worth it.

2  Thank Patricia M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Ponferrada
Hotel Cavadas
2 reviews
9.09 km away
El Jardin de Vikera
14 reviews
9.27 km away
Motel Acropolis
6 reviews
10.06 km away
AS Dtransit Ponferrada
4 reviews
10.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Cantina de Sara-Cantina de Montes
13 reviews
2.83 km away
Meson La Rueda
20 reviews
4.50 km away
Meson El Nogaledo
36 reviews
9.14 km away
Albergue La Casa del Peregrino
18 reviews
10.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Iglesia mozarabe de Penalba de Santiago
47 reviews
.04 km away
Valle del Silencio
14 reviews
.89 km away
Cueva de San Genadio
17 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Penalba de Santiago staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit