0.60km → Hospital de Orbigo → Villares de Órbigo
To Santiago: 
273.50
Seehöhe: 
823
Feiertage: 

A medieval jousting competition is held in early June, recreating the saga of Don Suero. San Juan is celebrated on the 24th of June. 

Geschichte: 

Where there are rivers with bridges there is always history to be found. Not much exists on paper, but historians theorize about Suevi and Visigoths battling in the 5th century as well as a few other skirmishes during the 10th century. All of these have been overshadowed by the much more romantic and noble story of Don Suero.

Don Suero de Quiñones was a Leonese knight who made history here in the summer of 1434, though the feats were not recorded until 1588.  During that 150 years, we can assume that exaggerations were made, but that is of no matter when you are standing on the bridge and imagining a scene out of Don Quixote.

It was here that Don Suero and nine of his fellow knights defended this pass against all challengers; the event was staged but very much real and was approved by the king as a means for Don Suero to prove his love his lady, Leonor de Tovar.  He and his men were determined to break 300 lances but after 166 of the 700 scheduled battles they were too injured to reach their goal. Don Suero, also injured in the event, ultimately set off for Santiago on his own pilgrimage.

Wegbeschreibung: 

‌Minor Detour via Villares de Órbigo

When leaving town, the camino once again splits. The preferred (though unofficial) path is to the right, passing through nearby Villares de Órbigo and scenic countryside. Both routes now rejoin in Santibañez, though if you take the road route it is also possible to stay on the road all the way to San Justo de la Vega. Unless it has been particularly rainy the route through Santibañez is the recommended and most scenic route. For either option, take plenty of water when departing Santibañez.

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Services
Bankomat: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Lebensmittelgeschäft: 
Yes
Apotheke: 
Yes
Arztpraxis: 
Yes
Bushaltestelle: 
Yes
Photo in Hospital de Orbigo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Hospital de Orbigo on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

I stayed at Albergue San Miguel October 9, 2019. The owners are kind, helpful and welcoming. The room held four people. It was quiet and clean. The bathroom was clean. The kitchen was available to those who wanted to cook a dinner. I walked to Lis Angeles, a restaurant nearby with a pilgrim menu. I ordered trout soup. It was more like a thick stew. It’s flavor was unusual. It was filling, and I am sure it was nutritious. I would stay at Albergue San Miguel again.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

I highly recommend this Albergue, vegetarian or not. Very peaceful and welcoming. If you’re there on a Saturday, good chance there will be a yoga festival going on. Dinner was eye opening for this meat eater. 10:10 in my book.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

We stayed Albergue Casa de los Hidalgos that just opened in September 2018. One of my favorite Albergues yet, and the owner is a great guy!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Alburgue Verde is the name of the place with the free yoga etc! It didn’t stay in the subject line when I sent the comment :)

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

One of the most wonderful spaces I’ve ever stayed in, let alone Alburgue! Treated like an absolute family member. The most delicious vegetarian dinner while being serenaded by live music, free yoga, an impeccable garden with a hammock, gorgeous home space, no timelime of waking up or pressure to leave - systems built on complete trust and love. 10/10 would recommend.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Restaurante Jabel - fantastic lunch, friendly staff, very well priced
We had a three course meal with wine by the glass and coffee, no dessert, for 12.50€ pp. fantastic!!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Casa de los Hidalgos - new for 2019. Excellent!!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Los Angeles bar opens for evening serving at 19:00/07:00PM. I just went there and had a nice menu de peregrino for €10. The Karl Leisner albergue is OK, using the stove/hotplates costs €1 so if you wanna cook thats the price. Toilet in the yard outside of the bedrooms which is quite unconvincing but OK for the price. Wifi is free and works fine for casual surfing.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Alburgue La Encina: €20 for a bunk if you’re American