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Frómista is the southernmost city along the Camino Francés and the epicenter of wheat growing in Spain. Its rises and falls over the centuries were finally steadied with the arrival of the canals in the late 18th century; they brought proper irrigation and an abundant source of power for mills.

In the center of town sits the Iglesia de San Martín, which underwent a rather unfortunate renovation in the 19th century. In the process, many of the more artistic elements were removed for reasons of decency. Quite a few decorated capitals make for an interesting, if not amusing, visit. Two other churches, San Pedro and Santa María del Castillo, are generally open to the public.


San Telmo is celebrated on the Monday following Easter Monday and it is a pretty big deal for Frómista.  If you miss it, the smaller celebration for San Telmillo is the following Sunday. Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July and the Virgen of Otero is celebrated on the 8th of September.

Fridays are Market days.


Pedro Gonzáles Telmo, patron saint of sailors and the namesake of the expression Saint Elmo’s Fire, hails from Frómista.

The Road

Leaving Frómista is accomplished by retracing a few steps to the main intersection, do not blindly make your way through town and if you plan to leave before the sun rises do yourself the favor of scouting for arrows in advance. The trail here follows a gravel path punctuated by frequent “twin hitos” that are placed to discourage off-road vehicles from taking over the path.

City Map


All Caminos App User (not verified)

I Albergue Vicus hostel is amazing. Extremely kind host - Ángel - treated us with kindness and warm regards. He recommended us the restaurant Van-dos. Cool restaurant owner/bartender/waiter. Great food and wine for pilgrims. Washed off the tiredness.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

For out of season Peregrinas/os, stock up before you set out for the 19km/3.5 hour jaunt.

Particularly if you are an early riser.

There was no water, no food & no one en route.

The good news - when the town comes into view, it’s a happy surprise after a long stroll.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Quiet little sad town. Locals seem to have a chip on their shoulders. Even when I do my best to be polite smile and not demanding. Everything is way over priced and low quality. The cathedrals aren’t very note worthy. Consider staying somewhere else

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Las Palmeros is a fantastic place to dine. You could plop it down in Chicago or New York and it would fit right in with the finest restaurants there. Not inexpensive by Spanish standards but it would be a bargain in any world city.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Very good albergue, nice welcoming, good beds, good hot showers and the best: HEATING AT NIGHT in winter!!!
There is also a full complete kitchen.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Do not go. Tried to overcharge us and fellow pilgrims. Too much a coincidence not to be policy. Most expensive meal so far, and sub standard (not terrible, but not worth the money by a long shot) I'm so mad I feel like calling the police. Its fraud!

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I walked from the previous village and walked through at around 6.45am and everything was closed. I wasn’t massively optimistic at that time in the morning, but would have loved a coffee stop!

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

We just checked in. The proprietor is a very kind man. The showers are good and have little cubbies. There’s a nice outside courtyard where you can socialize and a place to hang laundry

Camino de Sant…

Saddest town - everything was closed
Restaurants and hotels were not great
Stayed at hotel San Martin which was clean but a bit expensive considering the amenities
However GO to LOS PALMEROS for food
They were friendly and helped accommodated vegetarian and gluten free options

Camino de Sant…

Los Palmeros was definitely the place for food… as far a bars go we got ripped off at Bar La Plaza…they charged us 30 Uros for 4 very small pours of white wine, 2 croquets, 1 chorizo and 4 slices of cheese…No other customers there…There is another bar next to Los Palmeros that we did not go to but had more customers??