Every year at September 8 around 30 000 people gather on top of the mountain in the Galician village Pedrafita do Cebreiro.
Some turn up for religious reasons but most of the visitors come for la fiesta. Transportation varies, quite a few persons walk as it is along the pilgrim route Camino de Santiago, some people go by car or bicycle and others take the horse.
The village is situated at the border between Leon and Galicia. At the church Santa Maria la Real you supposedly will find the Holy Grail.. there where some people also commenting about a visit by the Virgin herself some time ago. Lots of saints and virgins passes by in these regions!!
Cebreiro in Galicia lies at an altitude of 1300 meters. 8-9 of September every year there is a catholic ceremony at the church in honor of the Virgin Mary. The Gallegos gather from all over the region for the event. Some arrives for religious reasons but many takes it as an excuse to party.. and oh my, they know how to party!
We arrived after a tough climb of 30 kilometers to Cebreiro conveniently the 8 of September.
The walk is over for this time, back home now, but still got a bunch of pictures worth showing.
On the other side of that mountain there are still some 150 adventurous kilometers through the beautifully green Galicia to reach the final goal Santiago de Compostela. Picture taken the 8 of September