A lively town with a well-preserved history
Molinaseca represents a stop along the Camino de Santiago and one of the most important enclaves of the Ruta Jacobea. Its medieval streets invite visitors to make a stop and learn more about its history. Located below the Monte Irago, past Foncebadón, this town, declared an Artistic and Historic Site in 1975, boasts a rich past and a lively present.
The town of Molinaseca, an obligatory stop for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela and visitors of the region, is a lively town with a well-preserved history. During the Middle Ages this town was part of the manor of Ramiro Froilaz, the nephew of El Cid Campeador. The manor was subsequently handed over to the abbess of Carrizo and the abbot of the Monasterio de Sandoval and the bishop of Astorga.
The mark of the pilgrims can be seen in the very entrance of the town, where the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias stands, just next to a patch of fertile orchards worked by the neighbours of Molinaseca.