Free Tours Ponferrada
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Best Free Tours in Ponferrada
Surrounded by glorious mountains, up in the north of Spain, the town of Ponferrada has been an important spot in the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) since the Middle Ages. If you want to spend a fun day exploring this out of the beat path destination, come and join Free Walking Tours in Ponferrada. The Essential Ponferrada City Tour is the best and most comprehensive introduction to the town. Guests will both see the best landmarks and learn about the kings, queens, knights, battles, and wars that shaped the modern city. By night, travellers with a penchant for the sinister need to join the Free Myths and Legends Tour of Ponferrada. Your guide will share spooky tales about undead templar knights, ghosts, and modern wars. And do not miss the opportunity to join a Wine Tour to discover El Bierzo wines!
Highlights of a Free Tour in Ponferrada
Ponferrada is slowly becoming one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the north of Spain. Do you want to explore the great historical, cultural, natural, and gastronomic richness of the area with a knowledgeable local guide? Join Free Tours in Ponferrada and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing day for free Ponferrada is best-known for its massive Templar Castle, built so that the Templar order could protect the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in their way to Santiago de Compostela. Some other interesting highlights you will see on a Ponferrada Free Walking Tour are the Renaissance-style Basilica de la Encina, and The El Bierzo Museum. The 10th-century Hermitage of Santo Tomas de las Ollas and the Romanesque Church of Santa María de Vizbayo are architectural wonders located at walking distance from the old town.
Things to Do in Ponferrada
Ponferrada offers both historical and natural wonders for tourists to explore. Santiago de Penalba is a heritage village just near Ponferrada. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, and its Mozarabic church is a wonder not to be missed. But the most famous must-see landmark around Ponferrada is a 2,000-year-old mining site dating back to the domination of the Roman Empire. The Medulas was once the largest open-pit gold mine in the whole empire, and the landscape was so completely transformed that today the area is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ponferrada is also located in the idyllic region of El Bierzo, a little-known region in the west of the province of Leon with stunning landscapes. The area is also a mecca for wine lovers, who would love to discover the many wineries in the area.