In the year 1650 according to tradition, a pilgrim was given shelter in Casa Castro and in return for the hospitality received he cured a sick child who lived there. After becoming known as San Antonio de Padrua, he awarded the family the power to cure. As a consequence, problems with bones and joints became known locally as the mal de los Castro (the Castro ills) as it was to this family the locals turned for a cure.

In fact, a local saying used as a threat is, “I’ll give you such a kick you’ll need to go to the Castro’s.”