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A Meaningful Part of the Camino Frances Experience

I can't say that the Cruz de Fierro was what I was expecting, when it rose out of the mist I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lkelsey
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Victoria, Canada
Highlight of my camino

Very spiritual place where one leaves a token (usually a stone) from their life or home in order to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott W
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South Miami, Florida
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Camino de Santiago, Foncebadon, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say that the Cruz de Fierro was what I was expecting, when it rose out of the mist I was surprised that there was no view down into the valleys below (which I couldn't have seen due to the mist anyways) and I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very spiritual place where one leaves a token (usually a stone) from their life or home in order to pray and liberate yourself from burdens. There are rest areas and a chapel close by and this is a magical place for any pilgrim on the...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross)– This is a small cross set on a high oak post above an impressive mound of stones left by pilgrim’s over the centuries. This is a must stop on the Camino. The laying of a stone here symbolizes the leaving...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Along the Camino de Santiago half way between Astorga and Ponferrada. It's just a tall post with a cross on top. Pilgrims say a prayer or leave a stone at the site giving thanks for whatever reason.

Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The highest point of the Camino and a special place. Take a stone from home and leave it here. Altough I must admit, the way up and down over the mountains was the real highlight.

Thank Maarten_NL_Utrecht
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Highest point of Camino Frances, an amazing experience of tossing the stones we brought from our home countries symbolising how we let go of our sins/life burden. Beautiful! PS: good stop for resting after that 3 km hike - no drinkable water fountain.

Thank Travelgeela
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is right on El Camino... you will not miss it. You may bring a stone from your home and deposit it here, if you wish. A good place to stop and ponder on why you got this place. Some people have left pictures,...More

Thank LOLAS2013
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

As mentioned earlier this is one of the highest parts of the Camino and a welcome sight for the pilgrims. Lucky to see this along with our friends and to see all the stones and momentos gathering at the foot of the Iron Cross by...More

Thank JPL93
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

From Foncebadón, it's an easy 2-3 km hike up to the Cruz de Ferro. I left before dawn so as to see the sun come up from this Camino milestone. By getting there early, I almost had the site to myself. What a beautiful site...More

Thank Grousedoctor
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The highest point of The French Camino in Spain.This is a very special place where pilgrims are supposed to toss a stone from the top of the pile to release their 'sins', cares' or whatever. I didn't realise that you had to bring the stone...More

Thank Bren M
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