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Castrojeriz - Frómista

Hornillos to Castrojeriz

Day 10

Accommodations: Frómista

Walking: 25 km / 16 mi

Today we walk from Castrojeriz to Fómista. After a hefty climb out of town, we come to Itero de Castillo,
where the Knights of Saint John took care of the pilgrims in the Middle Ages at their hospital. The walk flattens out into Frómista as we walk along the Canal of Castilla, a complex series of canals used to irrigate the dry fields of Castilla y León. In Frómista, make sure to admire the Church of San Martín, a gem of Spanish Romanesque architecture.

Castrojeriz - Frómista
The Romanesque Church of San Martín in Frómista

In Boadilla del Camino, we’ll enjoy another delicious picnic lunch with a convenient café nearby for coffee before we contine our walk to Frómista.

A Fresco Tours gourmet picnic lunch

Today, we cross into the province of Palencia over a medieval bridge the spans the River Pisuegra, just before Itero de la Vega. On the nearside of the bridge stands the medieval Chapel of San Nicolás, which has been converted into a pilgrim’s albergue. We won’t be staying here as it does not meet our accommodation requirements (mainly en suite bathrooms), but it is one of our favorite places to stay when we are walking the Camino for our own pleasure!

Before reaching Frómista and the end of our stage, we will walk along the Canal of Castilla. After the stark open countryside of the last three stages, this pleasant walk beside the canal lined with trees is guaranteed to be a highlight of your Camino.

Castrojeriz - Frómista
Elevation Profile for the Castrojeriz to Frómista stage on the Camino de Santiago
Elevation Profile for the Castrojeriz to Frómista stage on the Camino de Santiago

Frómista –to Carrión de los Condes