Contact: Kristine Guzmán

983 376 405 ext. 224

Dirección General de Políticas Culturales
Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte
Avda. del Real Valladolid, s/n
47014 Valladolid

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Villafranca del Bierzo

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Villafranca del Bierzo was a military fort in Roman times that protected the gold route and the place where Asturians and caliphal troops fought during the Reconquista. Its geographical location, at the edge of the harsh valley of the Valcarce River, that made it an obligatory rest stop for pilgrims who wanted to see St. James the apostle in Galicia. In fact, many historians justify its flourishing to the hospitals that were created to care for walkers.

Address: Villafranca del Bierzo

Town: Villafranca del Bierzo

Province: León

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Castilla y León Film Commission

Kristine Guzmán

+34 983 376 405

Languages spoken: Español, Inglés

Filmed here

León Klimovsky