→ 6.00 → Carrión de los Condes → 17.00km → Calzadilla de la Cueza
The Café Bar España serves as the local bus stop, should you find yourself in need of motorized transport inquire at the bar for schedules.
CAUTION - When leaving Carrión de los Condes it is extremely important to stock up on water. 17km separate it from Calzadilla de la Cueza, with little protection from the sun or wind. In recent years, a roadside kiosk has sprung up at the halfway point, but there are no guarantees that it will be open.
In most parts of the Catholic world San Zoilo is celebrated on the 27th of June but not in Carrión where he is the Patron Saint. Instead it is a movable feast celebrated in August; specifically on the Monday following the second to last weekend of the month. The celebration for that day starts 5 days earlier, on Friday and it continues into Tuesday.
Nuestra Señora de Belén is celebrated on the 8th of September.
Thursdays are market days.
Carrión de los Condes has a rich and prosperous, to say nothing of colorful, history. Located at the intersection of the Pilgrimage road and the río Carrión it attracted merchants and a sizable population. Charlemagne is reported to have used the fields along the river as an encampment on his quest to control the pilgrimage route. Over a dozen pilgrim hospices once called Carrión home, and to this day you will find that many of the albergues are under the care of one religious order or another, the nuns of Santa María are known to sing to pilgrims.
Accommodation in Carrión de los Condes
|Albergue Espíritu Santo
|Hostal La Corte ⭑
|Hostal Plaza Mayor
|Hostal Santiago ⭑