Molinaseca – a Historic-Artistic Site

Molinaseca is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo, province of León, Castile and León, Spain.

It is located on the French Way, the most popular path of the Camino de Santiago.

Since 1975 Molinaseca has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site.

Since 2021 the city has been a part of the network The most beautiful villages of Spain.

It is one of the Bercian municipalities in which the Leonese language is preserved.

Main attractions

Sanctuary of Las Angustias. Located next to the Camino de Santiago, it is in the Baroque style, keeping in its interior a beautiful piety from the 17th century.

Church of San Nicolás de Bari. Of baroque origin, it is built on neoclassical lines.

Pilgrims’ Bridge. It has seven eyes, being located on the French Way of the Camino de Santiago, of which it is an obligatory step.

Houses and palaces. The town is marked out with its coats of arms by various large houses.

Traditional architecture. The two-story houses with corridor balconies stand out.


The Water Festival (Fiesta del Agua) stands out, declared of provincial tourist interest.

How to get to?

From León 1 hr 20 min (121 km) via AP-71 and A-6

From Valladolid 2 hr 31 min (242 km) via A-6

From Madrid 3 hr 57 min (395 km) via A-6

Main information

Area: 79 sq. km

GPS coordinates: 42°32′17″N 6°31′11″W

Language: Spanish, Leonese

Population: 862

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2

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