→ 5.40 → Frómista → 3.30km → Población de Campos

Altitude
783
To end of camino
419.00
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Train
Yes

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

San Telmo is celebrated on the Monday following Easter Monday and it is a pretty big deal for Frómista.  If you miss it, the smaller celebration for San Telmillo is the following Sunday. Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July and the Virgen of Otero is celebrated on the 8th of September.

Fridays are Market days.

History

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

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 hitos” that are placed to discourage off-road vehicles from taking over the path.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

We just checked in. The proprietor is a very kind man. The showers are good and have little cubbies. There’s a nice outside courtyard where you can socialize and a place to hang laundry

michael

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

michael

Los Palmeros was definitely the place for food… as far a bars go we got ripped off at Bar La Plaza…they charged us 30 Uros for 4 very small pours of white wine, 2 croquets, 1 chorizo and 4 slices of cheese…No other customers there…There is another bar next to Los Palmeros that we did not go to but had more customers??

michael

Had the best meal at restaurant El Chiringuito! Owner is so nice and food was great. Definitely try the ribs!!