→ 5.40 → Hontanas → 5.70km → San Antón - The Ruins

Altitude
876
To end of camino
452.90
Bar
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Public Pool
Yes
Restaurant
Yes

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 poured onto his forehead from the spout of a glass porrón (a glass wine jug with a long tapered spout).

While you could imagine it running down his face, over his nose, and more or less managing to find a path to his mouth, nothing prepares you for the actual spectacle of it.

Fiesta

San Roque is celebrated on the 16th of August.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

There is a tiny hermitage/shrine dedicated to St Brigid of Sweden in a little park as you enter the town. There is a small bench inside and a statue of the saint— a great little space for some quiet contemplation. She is co-patron saint of Europe and the hermitage was established in Hontanas as a meeting place for pilgrims. She made her own pilgrimage to Santiago in 1341.

michael

I often skip visiting the church, but this one has a unique meditation/prayer space. Worth a visit.

michael

There is no real market in this town. The albergue Juan de Yepes sells some sandwiches bag chips, and some basic fruit, some of which wasn't ripe.

michael

There’s a - seemingly rather new - „Viewpoint Café“ right next to the way in the middle of nowhere approximately 1,5 km before Hontanas.

michael

All the shops, bars, albergues were closed around 11. The only open restaurant would only open from 1 in the afternoon.