Altitude: 
876

The town of Hontanas derives its name from the numerous natural springs, fontanas, that are to be found here.

If you spend enough time here you are bound to bump into a retired sheep farmer named Victorino who rather horrifically entertains pilgrims by drinking wine...

San Roque is celebrated on the 16th of August.

Accommodation in Hontanas

Municipal

1

Albergue de Hontanas Hospital de San Juan
Municipal
Real, 26
55 6-10€
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Private

2

Mesón Albergue El Puntido
Private
La Iglesia, 6
50 66€
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3

Albergue Santa Brígida
Private
Real, 15
16 7€
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4

Albergue Juan de Yepes
Private
Real, 1
54 8€
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Casa Rural

5

Casa Rural El Descanso
Casa Rural
Real, 16
Hostal

6

Hostal Fuentestrella
Hostal
Iglesia, 6
Hotel

7

Hotel Rural Villa Fontanas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Real, 23
Hontanas - Camino de Santiago - 1
3.50km → Castrojeriz
Altitude: 
806

The ruins of the monastery and pilgrim hospital of San Antón is a delightful space that seems to embrace the camino, its archway spanning the road itself. Once a sprawling complex there is little that remains.

The albergue here has never seen better days, and the efforts of a...

Accommodation in San Antón - The Ruins

Private

1

Albergue de San Antón
Private
Carretera de Hontanas-Castrojeriz
12 Donativo€
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Altitude: 
817

The camino-road layout of Castrojeriz is deceptively long and unlike some of the smaller examples has spread to encompass several parallel streets. All three of its churches are worth a visit, and a hike to the ruins of the castle provide a view of the surrounding land that is paralleled...

History: 

The houses along the road were built with an unseen secret, that of a tunnel which runs the length of the town and which connects the cellars. Apart from being the private property of the homeowners, its exploration is hampered by the construction of concrete dividing walls; a civil war era...

San Juan is celebrated on the 24th of June.  Other fiestas on the 25th and 26th of November for Santa Catalina.

The Road: 

The road ahead climbs up and over the Alto de Mostelares. There is not much shade to be had between here and the crossing into Palencia.

Accommodation in Castrojeriz

Municipal

1

Albergue de San Esteban
Municipal
Plaza Mayor
30 5€
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Private

2

Albergue Ultreia
Private
Real de Oriente, 77
27 10€
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3

Albergue Casa Nostra
Private
Real de Oriente, 52
32 6.50€
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4

Albergue Rosalía
Private
Cordón, 2
32 11-13€
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5

Albergue Orión
Private
Colegiata, 28
22 11€

6

Albergue-Hotel A Cien Leguas
Private
Real de Oriente, 78
18 10€

7

Albergue and Camping de Castrojeriz
Private
Virgen del Manzano
35 7€
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8

Albergue El Camino - Verge de Montserrat
Private
Real de Oriente, 79
10 8€
Hostal

9

Hostal El Mesón de Castrojeriz ⭑⭑
Hostal
Cordón, 1
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Hotel

10

Posada Emebed ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Mayor, 5
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11

Hotel Iacobus
Hotel
Puerta del Monte, 3
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12

Hotel La Cachava
Hotel
Real, 93
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13

Hotel La Posada de Castrojeriz ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Landelino Tardajos, 5
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Closed

14

Refugio Tradicional de San Juan
Closed
Cordón
28 Donativo€
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1.90km → Itero de la Vega
Altitude: 
767

The Ermita of San Nicolás, like the ruins of San Anton before Castrojeriz, has a long history of taking care of pilgrims. Both stand on their own far from towns and as a result, they don’t necessarily get the amount of traffic they deserve. Perhaps that is for the best as pilgrims...

The Road: 

Just beyond the Ermita is the Puente Fitero which takes you over the river of the same name, and into Palencia.

Accommodation in Ermita de San Nicolás

Parochial

1

Albergue de San Nicolas
Parochial
Puente Fitero
12 Donativo€
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Here you leave La Rioja behind and enter into Castilla y León, the largest of Spain’s autonomous communities. It is comprised of nine provinces, of which you have just entered Burgos. Along the Camino Francés, you will also pass through Palencia and León...

Altitude: 
1150
History: 

En route to the alto you will encounter a poorly kept monument dedicated to a group of men from Burgos whose bodies were dumped here after their execution during the Civil War.

The Road: 

The path here intersects with several ATV trails. It is well marked but still requires some attention. Like the river crossings in Navarra, the low scrubland that surrounds you here was  a popular place for bandits to lay in wait.

A lovely new oasis has sprung up here at the hand...

Altitude: 
1070
Altitude: 
905

The Alto de Mostelares is the highest of the peaks you will encounter along the meseta, but it is not as difficult as it appears from Castrojeriz. From the top the view is more remarkable looking back towards where you came from. There is a shelter at the top.

The Road: 

From the top the camino follows along a newly resurfaced stretch of the camino. Always downward, the descent is easy going after the first stretch which is quite steep indeed.

Between the Alto and the Ermita is a shaded picnic area.

6.50km → Burgos
Altitude: 
886

Finding the river route can be tricky!

From Castañares there are again two routes into Burgos, the Road Route and the River Route. The latter can be difficult to find because businesses repaint the yellow arrows on an almost daily basis. The most important...

Notice: 

ATTENZIONE: trovare la via del fiume può rivelarsi complicato.

Accommodation in Castañares

Hotel

1

Hotel Versus ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Iglesia, 8
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Less than 1km after leaving Orbaneja Ríopico the camino splits, offering two different ways to get to Burgos.  Of the two, the River Route is the strong favorite but the yellow arrows come and go as local business vandalize the official markers in an attempt to divert traffic....

Finding the river route can be tricky!

From Castañares there are again two routes into Burgos, the Road Route and the River Route. The latter can be difficult to find because businesses repaint the yellow arrows on an almost daily basis. The most important...

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