Foncebadón is the last settlement before reaching the peak of Mount Irago, the border between La Maragatería and El Bierzo. Nowadays it is almost abandoned, with only 18 people living there.
Cruz de Ferro
Two kilometers after Foncebadón, you will reach the Cruz de Ferro (Iron cross). Originally, being a high mountain crossing, the Romans built a primitive altar here for Mercury, the god of travelers. It was only later that a hermit of the Way called Gaucelmo placed an iron cross on the top of the wooden post to bring it closer to Christian traditions.
According to the traditions, pilgrims bring stones from home or pick them up on the way to leave them here near the cross and make their wishes or get rid of a big load symbolically. The place, without a doubt, brings up deep feelings.
Accommodation in Foncebadón
|Hotel name||Type||Price range||Room type||Other|
|El Trasgu de Foncebadón||Guest house||Mid-range||Private rooms||Shared lounge, WiFi, Bar & Restaurant|
|Convento de Foncebadon||Guest house||Mid-range||Private rooms||Garden, Terrace, Shared lounge, Bar & Restaurant, WiFi|
|La Posada del Druida||Hotel||Mid-range||Private rooms||Facilities for disabled guests, WiFi, Bar, Shared lounge, Terrace|