Castrillo del monte

The Paradasolana stream gets lower and lower and the mountains get higher and higher: to the left Peñas Agudas, which culminates in the 1,544 m high Pico Torrecillas.

Ascent through Robledo and more ascent until reaching the altitude of Castrillo del Monte, which is about 1,000 m above sea level. Upon arrival, the road divides in two, one goes to the neighborhood of Arriba and the other to the neighborhood of Abajo. In the latter stands out the tower of the church that was once the church of San Roque, annexed to Paradasolana.

There are houses that are still standing and signs of reconstruction in some of them. Most of them have collapsed. The church, on high, without roof, preserves the façade and a sturdy tower.

Like Paradasolana, Castrillo del Monte belonged to the jurisdiction of the Land of Bembibre, of which the Count of Alba de Liste was lord. Castrillo del Monte in 1960 had 65 inhabitants and in the following ten years it lost all of them.

In the 1990s there were two houses inhabited for some time, one by Antonio and the other by Marino. Castrillo del Monte is a town with a lot of water.

Three cross streams. From the neighborhood of Arriba, where there is a large spring, starts the road by which we can reach Matavenero.

Statistical data of Castrillo del monte

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