San Antón - The Ruins

Camino Frances

To end of camino
447.2
Altitude
806

Hontanas

5.70

San Antón - The Ruins

3.50

Castrojeriz

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.

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Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

My parents had recommended this place from their stay on the Camino, so I was so excited to see it is open!

All Caminos App User (not verified)

I was very sad when they announced that both the albergue and the ruin will be closed from May 1 2024, due to lack of funding and safety reasons.
I see in the news that people have to wear protective helmets to walk underneath the arches.
This has been one of my favourite spot on Camino. I hope they will find a solution very soon.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Sleeping in ruins is undoubtedly a unique experience...
There is one room with 12 beds.
No hot water and very little cold water... no electricity, no WiFi. Cooking all together.
But! A very quiet and spiritual place.
All for donations.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

A really great night. Beautiful, peaceful setting, great hospitality, shared meal, comfortable beds. This will be a highlight of your camino.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I was there at 16/17 october. It was the last night of the season, by now it's closed.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I left with a very strange feeling from here. It's a donativo, but the owner strongly incites you to give at least 15€. That's a lot for just a bed, a very simple meal and a small breakfast. I am fine with no electricity but not with no water in the shower at all (read, not even cold water). And I am not fine with asking for that amount of money for a subpar experience.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

And will probably stay so until the end of the month. Don't count on a lot of cold water though because of the drought.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Several of the pilgrims staying here today thought the albergue was closed but it's very much open. No hot water, no electricity and no WiFi but the atmosphere more than makes up for all that.

Camino de Sant…

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

Camino de Sant…

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