PRIMARY ROUTE
7.60km → Sahagún → 10.10km → Bercianos del Real Camino
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
Sahagún → 5.10km → Calzada de Coto
To end of camino: 
360.70
Altitude: 
824

If you choose to spend the night in Sahagún do your best to explore the town, it is not the prettiest of places but there are a few gems hiding about that give you a glimpse of its illustrious past.  At one time it rivaled Burgos and León in importance and grandeur.

For reasons unknown the town hall has drawn the camino path through town in a way that skips nearly every building worth 

seeing, and which bypasses the plaza mayor entirely.  If you want to explore you will have to leave the marked path; see green alternative on map.

Notice: 

A very nice certificate is available from the Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina on your way out of Sahagún, a type of half-way Compostela. See the map for the location as it is not on the camino proper.

Fiesta: 

Market day is Saturday. Winter pilgrims can celebrate San Tirso on the 28th of January. San Juan de Sahagún on the 12th and 13th of June. Fiesta de Peregrina on the 2nd of July, and San Lorenzo on the 9th and 10th of August.

History: 

Sahagún owes its name to the 4th century martyr San Facundo, who along with San Primitivo were buried nearby. Because of this it has seen more than its share of battles between Christians and Muslims. Although the Christians ultimately won out, it was not before the town changed hands no fewer than five times. Each turnover saw the destruction of churches and their reconstruction. Today only 4 of the original 9 churches survive.

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Regina Franco 20, 24320, Mon-Fri: 0830-1430 & Sat: 0930-1300, 987 780 207
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Photo of Sahagún on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

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

All I’ve wanted for the past month was a filet mignon and a couple old fashions. So I tried this place. The tenderloin is par for the course. But if you decide to eat here, it’s worth it only for the service that Diego provides. World-class service, outstanding beverages, tailor made to your whim and free pour with Diego. If you do come here, and if you do see Diego, tell him first thing: “solo el cielo es mejor que una excelente bebida.” You will be well cared for. Don’t forget to tip kindly. If you can afford to eat here, they need the money more than you do.

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

The compostela is not available at the church. I went there today and had to walk back into town to the biblioteca, library, in Plaza de Santiago to get it. It looks well and is printed in colour so I went across the road from the library to the post office, correos, and posted it home as I didn't want to damage it.
October 2021

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

It’s located at the municipal library, not the church

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