→ 11.20 → Tardajos → 2.10km → Rabé de las Calzadas

Altitude
821
To end of camino
473.20
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Restaurant
Yes

There are a few bar/bakeries and a pharmacy on your right as you enter the town, the former serve up Torta de Aceite, a type of flatbread that is both delicious and unique to the area.

Fiesta

San Isidro (not to be confused with Isidoro) is celebrated on the 15th of May.

History

Passing through Tardajos, along the shortest path possible, the average pilgrim would be forgiven for overlooking its historical significance.

 

In fact, Tardajos lies at the intersection of the two primary and ancient trade routes that bisected this land. It was once a walled city and had three magnificent churches. Only one, the Iglesia de Santa María, remains.

Tardajos, like Rabé de las Calzada (ahead), also had a castle on a hill.

The Road

The camino departs from the main road in Tardajos and from here you won’t return to anything resembling a busy road until Frómista, do not be tempted to keep on the main road but rather cross the street and pass through the village.

Accommodation in Tardajos
Private
Hostal
Association

Comments

michael

Pececitos bar looks tempting because it’s right on the road, but don’t give them the business. I highly recommend that you read the owner’s responses to previous poor reviews on google maps. That will give you an idea of the hospitality here. Completely unreal. Full of old local men who stare and give the stink-eye to pilgrims like you don’t belong and that’s even to just a normal person dressed decently.

michael

Nice clean modern facilities. Beds comfy. Rooms have charm. Washing machine, 3 euros lots of dryer racks. My only negative was that I felt it lacked a bit of love. A smile doesn't go amiss but they were in very short supply. Cafe restaurant with good food options. Nice garden.

michael

My opinion. Definitely a locals place. Bartender a bit bursque. I wouldn't give any"A" for friendliness but I hadn't had my first cup of coffee or breakfast yet. No other choices as yet this morning.
Bathrooms not very clean.

michael

Highly recommend Albergue La Factoria! See review above (I forgot to include the name of the albergue)

michael

Get the Torta de aceita at Bar Bocateria Yoli, first on the right. Best sandwich I’ve had on the Camino. Amazing bread.

michael

Beautiful private room for 36 euros and outstanding pilgrim meal for 12 euros. The dorm rooms are reported to have just a few bunks. Highly recommend staying here! Note: ATM in town might be down for servicing for awhile around midday.

michael

Be aware early May 2019 the fountain in the square is not operating. It’s a long dusty road out here from Burgos I know. There is a shop where you can get most stuff(she’s lovely). Alas if you want water here I suspect you have to buy it.