→ 10.70 → San Vicente de la Barquera → 3.10km → La Acebosa

Altitude
0
To end of camino
482.90
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Public Pool
Yes
Restaurant
Yes
Train
Yes

San Vicente de la Barquera is part of the Camino Lebaniego, you will see some new signs with a stylized red cross. The town itself is supported by seaside tourism and makes for a nice stopping place. It has a charming old quarter which has hosted pilgrims for centuries; the harbor here served as a common landing point.

In the 13th century Gothic Iglesia de Santa María de los Ángeles you can find the tomb of Antonio del Corro. The writer/humanist/inquisitor is lying down reading a book. Next to the church is the twin-towered Castillo de San Vicente which has a museum, but make the climb for the views. Surrounding the old town are old city walls and the Pilgrim Gate.

On the far far end of town (across the second bridge and further still) is the Santuario de la Barquera, named for the town. The sanctuary is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Fiesta

San Vicente Mártir is celebrated on the 22nd of January with a farming fair. El Carmen is celebrated on the 16th of July, it is the place to be if sardines are your thing.

The biggest celebration, that of La Folía, is held the second Sunday following Easter Sunday.

The Road

After crossing the estuary into San Vicente, the camino proceeds directly through the roundabout at the end of the bridge, and in so doing it doesn’t really go into town. To get to any of the services and transportation, turn right at the roundabout and then retrace your steps to leave San Vicente.

It climbs slightly and crosses over the A-8 into Acebosa.

Comments

michael

der Weg führt jetzt durch den Wald, in der Näher der Eisenbahn. Sehr angenehm zum Gehen, weil durchgängig Schotterstraße. Trifft bei Serdio wieder auf die bekannte Route. Der neue Camino ist markiert!

michael

Pension Arenal €40 for twin was good and in old town

michael

Oyhambre Pension is an option, about 5km before San Vincent. 24€ for a double , with full kitchen. Quiet location on a hill overlooking the sea.

michael

Great stop for four people, short distance off trail: bungalows Playa de Oyampa. Booked 4 person cabin at Booking.com for 60 Euros. Full kitchen, two bedrooms, hot shower. Laundry services, small market & pool on premises

michael

der Weg führt jetzt durch den Wald, in der Näher der Eisenbahn. Sehr angenehm zum Gehen, weil durchgängig Schotterstraße. Trifft bei Serdio wieder auf die bekannte Route. Der neue Camino ist markiert!

michael

Bakery on the Main Street has the reception for this pension.

michael

4 of us stayed at el Corro. Located in the old town. Rooms are tiny and bathrooms even tinier. Still my room was comfortable enough. It’s just too expensive at 45 euro for a double given what is provided