Boadilla del Camino → 5.40km → Frómista → Población de Campos
To Santiago: 
419.00
Altitude: 
783

Frómista is the southernmost city along the camino francés and the epicenter of wheat growing in Spain. Its rises and falls over the centuries were finally steadied with the arrival of the canals in the late 18th century; they brought proper irrigation and an abundant source of power for mills.

In the center of town sits the Iglesia de San Martín, which underwent a rather unfortunate renovation in the 19th century. In the process, many of the more artistic elements were removed for reasons of decency. Quite a few decorated capitals make for an interesting, if not amusing, visit. Two other churches, San Pedro and Santa María del Castillo, are generally open to the public.

Fiesta: 

Friday is Market day.

The Road: 

Leaving Frómista is accomplished by retracing a few steps to the main intersection, do not blindly make your way through town and if you plan to leave before the sun rises do yourself the favor of scouting for arrows in advance. The trail here follows a gravel path punctuated by frequent “twin...

History: 

Pedro Gonzáles Telmo, patron saint of sailors and the namesake of the expression Saint Elmo’s Fire, hails from Frómista.

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Photo in Frómista on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Frómista on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Frómista on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Saddest town - everything was closed
Restaurants and hotels were not great
Stayed at hotel San Martin which was clean but a bit expensive considering the amenities
However GO to LOS PALMEROS for food
They were friendly and helped accommodated vegetarian and gluten free options

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Saddest town - everything was closed
Restaurants and hotels were not great
Stayed at hotel San Martin which was clean but a bit expensive considering the amenities
However GO to LOS PALMEROS for food
They were friendly and helped accommodated vegetarian and gluten free options

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Saddest town - everything was closed
Restaurants and hotels were not great
Stayed at hotel San Martin which was clean but a bit expensive considering the amenities
However GO to LOS PALMEROS for food
They were friendly and helped accommodated vegetarian and gluten free options