Towns: O Cebreiro, Looking Toward Church From Albergue, Rainy October Day, 2001.
Cebreiro was one of the early villages to benefit from the Camino, fitting since its pastor Padrias Elias Valiña san Pedro and his flock were responsible for remarking the route and making the Camino walkable once again.
At the top of a long and steep climb, most peregrinos opt to spend the night in el Cebreiro, and the elevation often means chilly and wet weather (2 of three times for me). This has encouraged bars, several of which have rooms to let, and even a small industry dependent on passenger pilgrims, those who visit by bus. A consequence has been the improvement of the streets and the buildings, including some of the distinctive pallozas with thatch roofing.