cabecera congosto 

Part of El Bierzo municipality, in the province of León, is covered by the Bárcena swamp, where water sports and fishing can be enjoyed.

The municipality is plain with an elevation, on whose top La Virgen de la Peña Sanctuary and a hotel are placed and can be taken a magnificent view over El Bierzo and the swamp. The origin of the sanctuary was a medieval hermitage.

The municipality has good hotel infrastructure and is crossed by the motorway A-6 (Madrid- A Coruña). It is located in the site of Congosto, of 1,764 inhabitants. It has an important villa and a parish church.


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