Picture courtesy of the Tourist Office of Frómista
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY: Castile and León
DISTANCE TO SANTIAGO: 421 km
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Health Centre: [+34] 979 810 065
- Civil Protection: [+34] 979 810 034
FESTIVALS & OTHER EVENTS
- National Fair of Cheese and Agri-Food Products: Sunday closest to July 25th, Feast of Saint James the Apostle.
- Santa Águeda: February 5th, celebrating the “Voto de Villa” vow in appreciation for protecting the town from the plague.
- Santiago Apóstol (Saint James the Apostle): Sunday closest to July 25th, the town holds the Feast of Saint James and the Cheese Fair.
- Grape Harvest Fair: first fortnight in October, with activities such as the traditional stomping of grapes.
- La Virgen del Otero: September 8th.
Frómista, whose name derives from the Latin “frumentum” (wheat), is a town with a population of about 800 which grew in importance after the monastery of San Martín was founded in the 11th century. It is one of the most outstanding towns in terms of Romanesque art.
Americ Picaud mentions this town in his Codex Calixtinus as the end point of the sixth stage of the thirteen stages he walked as a pilgrim to Santiago.
- San Martín of Frómista: in 1066 Doña Mayor founded a monastery in Frómista, whose church still remains today, and which is considered one of the peaks of Romanesque style in Spain and Europe. Stylistically, it is connected with other Romanesque monuments in the Way of Saint James, such as the Cathedral of Jaca, the Basilica of San Isidoro in León and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela itself.
- Church of San Pedro: Gothic building whose construction began in the 15th century and continued for several centuries. It hosts a sacred art museum.
- Castile Canal: set of oval sluice-gates, with a fall of almost 15 metres and four consecutive basins, next to the Tourist Office.
- Juan de Homar’s ship: boat that crosses the Castile Canal to Boadilla del Camino. Pilgrims can have their credentials stamped on board.
- Church of Santa María del Castillo: built in late Gothic style over an ancient castle. The multimedia production entitled 'Vestigia, Leyenda del Camino' (“Vestigia, Legend of the Way”) whose stortyline covers the history, miracles and legends of the Way of Saint James, a most interesting showing for pilgrims.
Track Frómista-Carrión de los Condes
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
- Villalcázar de Sirga: church of Santa María la Blanca, built by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, holding great works, sculptures and paintings from the 13th to the 17th century.
- Población de Campos: Romanesque hermitages of San Miguel and Nuestra Señora del Socorro.