Camino Frances – Day 18 – Bercianos del Real Camino

Terradillos de los Templarios to Bercianos del Real Camino

Today’s leg of the Camino Frances takes us from Terradillos de los Templarios to Bercianos del Real Camino, covering a distance of approximately 14.4 miles (23.2 kilometers). We begin our journey at an altitude of 2,887 feet (880 meters) and descend to 2,789 feet (850 meters) by day’s end. Along the way, we pass through the charming villages of Moratinos and San Nicolas del Real Camino, as well as the bustling city of Sahagun. Join me as we traverse through picturesque landscapes.

Moratinos

Moratinos – Iglesia de Santo Tomas

The charming village of Moratillos is renowned for its traditional bodegas, which were historically used to store food and produce wine. Bodega El Castillo, a restaurant with a small outdoor terrace, stands out in the village. What makes this restaurant uniquely appealing is its ancient cellar vault, dating back several centuries, which serves as an intriguing interior setting for diners.

San Nicolas del Real Camino

Camino between San Nicolas del Real Camino and Sahagun

Until the 19th century, San Nicolas del Real Camino was known as San Nicolas del Camino Frances. The village features the Casa Barrunta restaurant, open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is a favorite stop for travelers. It marks the final village in the province of Palencia, with the Ermita de la Virgen del Puente situated just within the neighboring province of Leon. Both provinces are part of the Castilla y Leon region.

Ermita de la Virgen del Puente

Sahagun

Sahagun is a small town and municipality in the province of Leon. The town’s name derives from the Latin “Sanctus Facundus”. It has a rich history dating back to Roman times, including a significant monastery founded in honor of martyrs Facundus and Primitivus. Sahagun became a key religious and cultural center by the Middle Ages, endowed with royal privileges and known for its Mudejar architecture. Today, it remains a vital stop for pilgrims and hosts notable historical sites.

Iglesia de San Benito in Sahagun

Sahagun also boasts a train station, a bullring, several churches, diverse lodging options, including hotels and hostels, and various dining establishments, from restaurants to snack bars.

Puente Canto over the Rio Cea in Sahagun

Bercianos del Real Camino

Bercianos del Real Camino

The small town of Bercianos del Real Camino is a picturesque locale characterized by numerous buildings constructed in the traditional style with clay. It offers ample accommodations with four hostels and two hotels, some of which provide meals. For self-catering visitors, there’s a daily-open supermarket.

Moratinos – Where to stay – Pilgrims Hostels and Hotels

Moratinos – Bodega de Tierra

Hostal Albergue Moratinos

Private Hostel – 20 Beds in 3 Rooms – 5 Private Rooms – Online Reservation – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Albergue Hospital San Bruno Moratinos

Private Hostel – 28 Beds in 2 Rooms – 1 Private Room – Reservations by phone at 0034 672629658 – Registration begins at 2:00 PM.

El Castillo de Moratinos

Private Hotel – 4 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 669320501

San Nicolas del Real Camino – Where to stay – Pilgrims Hostels and Hotels

San Nicolas del Real Camino

Albergue Laganares

Private Hostel – 20 Beds in 4 Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 979188142 – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Sahagun – Where to stay – Pilgrims Hostels and Hotels

Sahagun – Arco de San Benito

Albergue de Peregrinos de la Santa Cruz Sahagun

Parochial Hostel – 40 Beds in 10 Rooms – 10 Private Rooms – Online Reservation – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Albergue de Peregrinos Municipal Cluny Sahagun

Municipal Hostel – 64 Beds in 1 Room – No Reservation – Registration begins at 11:00 AM.

Albergue Hostal Sahagun

Private Hostel – 4 Beds in 1 Room – 10 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 613486529 – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Albergue Viatoris Sahagun

Private Hostel – 48 Beds in 1 Room – Reservations by phone at 0034 987780975 – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Room in Hostal La Codorniz in Sahagun

Hostal La Codorniz Sahagun

Private Hotel – 37 Private Rooms – Online Reservation

Hostal Domus Viatoris Sahagun

Private Hotel – 19 Private Rooms – Online Reservation

Hostal El Ruedo Sahagun

Private Hotel – 5 Private Rooms – Online Reservation

Hostal Escahrcha Sahagun

Private Hostel – 14 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 987781856

Hostal Alfonso VI Sahagun

Private Hostel – 14 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 987781144

Bercianos del Real Camino – Where to stay – Pilgrims Hostels and Hotels

Bercianos del Real Camino – Albergue La Perala

Albergue La Perala Bercianos del Real Camino

Private Hostel – 28 Beds in 7 Rooms – 12 Private Rooms- Reservations by phone at 0034 685817699 – Registration begins at 12:00 PM.

Albergue Parroquial Casa Rectoral Bercianos del Real Camino

Parochial Hostel – 44 Beds in 5 Rooms – additional places to sleep on Mattresses – No Reservation – Registration begins at 1:30 PM.

Albergue Bercianos 1900

Private Hostel – 20 Beds in 2 Rooms – Online Reservation – Registration begins at 11:00 AM.

Albergue Santa Clara Bercianos del Real Camino

Private Hostel – 10 Beds in 2 Rooms – 6 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 605839993

Hostal Rivero Bercianos del Real Camino

Private Hotel – 8 Private Rooms – Online Reservation

Hotel El Sueve Bercianos del Real Camino

Private Hotel – 4 Private Rooms – Reservations by phone at 0034 987784139

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