With some great road trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to soak up all that Ponferrada, 25 miles away, has to offer. Castillo de los Templarios should be high up on your list here. Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Bodega del Abad are terrific attractions too. Leon is another wonderful option. It’s 30 miles away and has an array of intriguing things to do. Leon Cathedral, Convento de San Marcos and San Isidro Basilica are just the start.