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Church of Santa María Magdalena

The church of Santa María Magdalena in Peñafonte, the last Asturian village on the Primitive Way before entering Galicia, is a point of reference for pilgrims. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, this popular style church has an arcaded atrium that invites to rest. Next to the temple is a fountain whose two spouts, according to local tradition, come from different springs, possibly related to the name of the village. Although the church is dedicated to Santa María Magdalena, the village celebrates the feast of San Antonio in July. In addition, in Peñafonte was located the hostelry of Cuiña, under the patronage of the Count of Altamira. This place is an important stopping point for pilgrims, offering an environment conducive to rest and rehydration before continuing the journey to the top of the port of Acevo, thus marking the boundary between Asturias and Galicia on the Camino de Santiago.

Images courtesy GuiaVisualdelCaminoPrimitivo

  • Address
    Peñafuente, Grandas de Salime
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  • What to see
    Church and fountain


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