→ 5.70 → San Antón - The Ruins → 3.50km → Castrojeriz

To end of camino

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 dedicated team of volunteer hospitaleros keep the place as traditional as can be expected.

The niches in the archway, previously used by monks to deliver food to late arriving pilgrims, are now a popular spot to leave written messages.

Accommodation in San Antón - The Ruins



We planned to stay there, due to the recommendations and descriptions. But disappointly everything was closed. So don’t caunt on it.


There is a fab cafe/bar at the ruins. The guy was so nice


The accommodation is located inside the ruins of a monastery, it looks absolutely magical. The hosts are very nice, they provide communal dinner for everyone. It’s all donativo. There are bunk beds and shower. It’s extremely clean. There is no electricity / light and no hot water. BUT - this experience is one of a kind. If you need hot shower or to charge your phone, it’s not your choice probably. But otherwise this is the most memorable place you’ll stay in on the whole Camino. Somehow it’s also not very crowded despite Hontanas being completely full. I can’t express how I recommend everyone to stay in San Anton.


An albergue unlike any other. Nestled in the ruins of a monastery founded in 1146, a small building affords you shelter and simple but perfectly serviceable bunk beds. The sign on the road is modest (‘Refugio’ plus an arrow), but this is well worth your attention. No electricity and no hot water, but so what? Cold showers are fine, especially in summer. This is a sublime, tranquil setting and one conducive to reflection Communal meal and drinks afterwards in a ‘secret’ bar across the road add an extra edge. Do not miss this one!!