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This region, antique Roman site, crossed by the most important cultural route of Europe: "El Camino de Santiago", is known by the intense muleteer activity from the 16th century to the 19th century. A good part of the marvellous architecture and customs come from these centuries.

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The hermitage of the virgin of the Remedios, in Luyego, mother of the
Maragatería.
 
  There are plenty of roman gold mines in this area. Actually, you may visit two different kinds of roman explotation: "arrugiae"( like at Duerna and Llamas river banks) and "ruina montium" (Iike Fucochico). Many roman ruins can be seen at Luyego neighbourhood : "Luyego Crown", "Quintanilla Crown" and "Huernia Populated". As silent witness of the muleteer past, we can appreciate the houses. The maragata house is organise around a central patio; across this patio you´ve got access to the kitchen, the stables, and the barns. The rooms are usually on the second floor. A big door connects the patio to the street. You can see a lot of maragata buildings, specially at Quintanilla de Somoza, Villalibre, Castrillo de los Polvazares and Santiago Millas. 

 Maragato typical suit

 
 
In the south of Luyego de Somoza the Teleno mountain rises up. This mythical mountain, reference of the entire Maragateria, is another starting point to the traveller . Many streams flow through the trees into the gold river: the Duerna. This river of pure and clear water hides many trouts and shelters in its bank a great variety of animals.

   
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Molino del Arriero
Avda Villalibre 5. Luyego de Somoza
24717 León, España