Hotel Rural O Palleiro do Pe do Forno (+34) 649 711 439 Spanish  French  English
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Las Médulas, when you want but
O Palleiro will make you come back!

The best views in el Bierzo and las Medulas are in O Palleiro do Pe do Forno.

Place recommended in Le Routard Guide since 2002.

Posada de Oro national prize in 2005

We try to provide you full satisfaction every day.

We are located in Orellán village, 10 minutes from El Mirador(viewpoint), 10 minutes from the Lake of Carucedo, 15 minutes from the Castle of Cornatel, 30 minutes from Ponferrada, one hour from The Silence Valley (Peñalba de Santiago), 30 minutes from Villafranca del  Bierzo and 40 minutes from Balboa Valley (Ancares).

Definitely, your perfect place to relax and discover the landscape of Las Médulas on your weekend getaways, alone or with great company..

Rural accomodatio located in Orellán, in the Bierzo área, surrounded by ancient chestnut and oak tres, which forms a unique and natural space.

In O Palleiro, you´ll find a family atmosphere, close and ideal for groups, families with children or to enjoy intimacy with your couple.

Looking for hotel sor accomodation in Las Médulas?

O Palleiro is your charming rural hotel, its location will offer you amazing and unique panoramic views. Every sunrise and sunset are different, as El Bierzo, a charming country with a lot of interesting places.

The rural hotel O Palleiro will be your perfect place to relax those days and all the year that you´ll decide to come and visit the natural Médulas park.

We´ll offer you a complete information about the touristic area and Bierzo country, you have to visit: the Silence Valley, Villafranca del Bierzo, Balboa Valley, the Templars castle, Cornatel castle, Cacabelos and if you enjoy wine tourism, we can also give you information.

We wish you a nice stay in O Palleiro…


Terrace Hotel Rural O Palleiro do pe do Forno

Try traditional food from el Bierzo in our restaurant

Tipical food inspired by ancient Rome in your plate.

Our menu has been elaborated with passion and detail, using fresh and high-quality products.

Your ideal place to eat well on your visits to Las Médulas and its villages, the remains of the Roman Empire. The restaurant O Palleiro will offer exquisite food on your table, with a good value for money and with quality service and family atmosphere.

 Palleiro do pe do Forno Restaurant - Orellán - Dining room

Orellán Viewpoint

Las Médulas, seen from the Mirador de Orellán

One of the excuses to visit the surroundings of Médulas-Orellán and of course, that you should not miss.

The Orellán viewpoint is at about 10 minutes by car, from our rural accomodation and if you want, you can go walking, you´ll enjoy it.

A spectacle for the eyes and a thank for the body, from its wooden platform you can see the Roman mining exploitation, engineering work of the Roman Empire, or discover its interior through its galleries, known as the Orellán galleries, a mining operation totally preserved to visit.

And you can also enjoy the natural valley down or have a walk towards Médulas.

What to see and when to visit Las Médulas?

Las Médulas - La Cuevona

Now it´s time to approach and feel the exteriors in situ of the largest open pit mine from Roman times and declared a World Heritage Site.

Reddish pinacles emerged by the demolition of the action of water- ruina montium-, sheltered by long-lived chestnut trees, oaks or wild cherry trees, authentic indicators during your visits to Las Médulas, from the beginning of April until the end of autumn. If you are looking for diversity of colors, autumn is ideal, if you are looking to get energy, spring should be your date. If you want to guarantee good weather, come in summer.

We advise you to visit first the Archeological Museum, then continue to the Cuevona and the Encantada. Let also some time to do a route in Médulas, tour some of the Roman canals or visit villages around: Priaranza, Puente Domingo Flórez..

Carucedo Lake: legend, relax and bar

Viewpoint at Lake Carucedo - Las Médulas

Do you want enjoy Roman nature with relax, all around Médulas?

The Carucedo Lake is your summer destination, diversity of aquatic fauna and birds, and don´t worry about thirst, because there is the best summer bar, its picnic area is fully conditioned.

And finally, we let you a jewel: the Legend Carucedo Lake.

It is said that in Roman times when they visited our Bercian region, in the village of Lago de Carucedo there was the intrepid nymph Carissia and that she had fallen in love with the Roman General Tito Carissio, but the Roman mentality discouraged such a relationship.

And the undine, not being reciprocated and feeling despised, fall into such depression that her shed tears by that impossible love gave rise to the immense Lake of Carucedo.

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