Parish (40, donativo) Hospital de peregrinos San Juan Bautista, adjoining the church. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Sleeping on exercise mats on the floor. Run by volunteers with help from pilgrims. A unique, historic albergue with a great atmosphere. Tel 941 420 818
Private (14, 10€) Albergue Ave de Paso, a little off the Camino, on Calle el Caño, signposted. Microwaves. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Website www.albergueavedepaso.com Tel 666 801 051 Open 13:00
Private (27, donativo) La Casa De Las Sonrisas, on the Camino, just past the church. Artistic vibe. Communal evening meal. Breakfast, all donativo. Tel 687 877 891 Open 12:00
Shop, bakery which opens early, and bank on the Camino near the church. Bar Sindicato, opposite the church, is still a genuine community bar, it has good-value food and is a nice place to while away a hot (or cold) afternoon. Fiestas, this is a village that likes to party! On 1 May there's a procession of the Virgin of Carrasquedo from her winter to her summer quarters, accompanied by bagpipes and dancing. The following Sunday she gets another outing for the Blessing of the Fields. 24 and 25 June the feast of San Juan is celebrated with bonfires and a procession. During August there are various (demure) celebrations of the victory of Martín García against the neighbours (see below). The last week in August, during the Fiesta de Gracias, the Virgin retires to her winter quarters and Patatas a lo Grañón, (a local dish with fried potatoes, vegetables, chilli, chorizo and wine) and Garlic soup, another local speciality, are eaten. There is also a theatrical re-enactment of important scenes from local history.
Tap / click here to go to the Camino Guide website.
The Camino de Santiago Guide is also available as an app. It contains all the great information as this online guide plus:
- offline, zoomable maps which show you your exact location
- more background, hisotirc information about the places you'll walk through
Tap HERE to see the app in your phone's app store.
In addition to what you see here the full guide also contains:
You can get the full guide as a PDF document to download by making a donation to this website (see the bottom of this page).
If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago
For your donation you'll also get a PDF copy of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, the definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's got loads of information about:
To download a sample of the first 20 pages of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, just click here!
Your donation will help ensure that this guide to the Camino de Santiago continues to be updated every year and continues to be made freely available to pilgrims.
Also, if you donate at least €5 you get access to the full guide to download in PDF format. The full guide has all the maps, altitude profiles, history and sightseeing information which isn't in the free one. You'll also be able to download a copy of Practical Preparation and Background the indispensable guide for first-time pilgrims, with all you need to know about packing, planning, etc.
Please note: credit card transactions are handled by PayPal. We do not store any of your credit card information nor do we have access to it.