Castrillo de Los Polvazares is a traditional maragato village and is considered one of most beautiful villages in the country. In 2017 it was voted the most beautiful village in the whole of Spain!
The houses and streets are entirely built in the traditional style with local stone. It is in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape. The local stone is grey or beige at heart but because the earth is rich in iron, it also catches warm hues of yellow, red, brown. It contrasts with the doors and windows painted in bright green, red, blue. It sparkles in the Spanish sunlight and often glows at dusk. At night the village is so still and quiet – a perfect moment for star gazing.
Castrillo is embedded in beautiful countryside with lots of paths to explore. In the back of the village there is a beautiful hill with a presence and at the front you will see ‘Mount Teleno’, considered a deity by the Celts and Romans. There are many special places to discover close by.
There are a few restaurants in the village that serve a traditional stew called the “cocido maragato” dish and lovely regional wines. There is also the cosy and special Trechuro bar where you can often experience live music.