Further on up the road was the Church of the Virgen del Poyo, a 16th century hermitage pilgrimage chapel that houses a gothic statue of the Virgin Mary. Unfortunately, the church was closed to the public, but it was a great location for hikers to take a break. This stunning, colorful, well cared-for tiled artwork was on the outside wall.
“Our lady of poyo. Bless the people of Bargata, protect the pilgrims.”