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Stage from Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes
The road takes over Romanesque art and surrounds itself with important churches
Information about the stage 15: Stage from Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes
Points of interest in the stage 15: Stage from Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes
- Km 0. Boadilla del Camino (Hostels. Bar)
After a final review of the decorative filigranas of the jurisdictional roll and the temple of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, which exhibits, by the way, an interesting baptismal stack, we left
Boadilla del Camino by Calle Mayor to take a road that, shortly after the last buildings of the town, turns left and advances to meet the Canal de Castilla. This engineering work was conceived by the Marqués de la Ensenada (1702 - 1781), a statesman and an enlightened politician. The purpose of the river canals network, built between 1753 and 1849, was to transport the Castilian cereal to the Cantabrian Mountains through barges pulled by shooting beasts. It worked until the implementation and regularity of the railways stopped it in 1959. Since then, it drives irrigation and supplies the coastal towns (km 1,8).
Our journey continues parallel to the Canal for more than three kilometres and reaches a set of locks which at this point allowed the boats to save a slope of more than fourteen metres (Km 5). We cross across the Canal and enter the town centre of Frómista. In the center is a tourist information point and the valuable Romanesque church of San Martin that deserves a visit and, of course, photos. It looks like a model, such is the perfection of its scale and its forms. It was built in the 11th century thanks to the sponsorship of Castilla-La Mayor and consists of three naves, 46 capitals, an octagonal dome and two cylindrical towers that look west.
- Km 5.7. Frómista (All Services)
After this artistic license we retook the previous itinerary and headed towards the P-980 towards Carrión de los Condes. You have to bypass a couple of roundabouts, placed between the bridge over the highway A-67, to take a non-comforting walker that runs parallel to the road. Jacobean mojones, mathematically aligned from two to two; the rapid roll of cars and our fellow "bicigrinos" and the sown plain that seems to have no end are the only distracting elements in the whole section. The first place to meet is Pueblo de Campos.
- Km 9.2. Population of Campos (Hostel. Rural Tourism Centre. Bar. Store)
At the exit, before crossing the Ucieza River, those who want can take the alternative variant that runs through Villovieco and ends up linking with the official road. The others, after passing the river, return the andadero monotone to the next village of Campos.
- Km 12.6. Revenga de Campos (Bar)
We cross Revenga by the road, which coincides with General Amor Street, and we pass by the church of San Lorenzo, which doth its tower conquered by the stork nests. At the exit the andadero awaits and revisits us to the nearby Villarmentero de Campos.
- Km 14.7. Villarmentero de Campos (Hostel. Rural Tourism Centre. Bar)
Small town with a bar at the entrance and a rest area at the exit and in the shade of pinyon pines. As tiralíneas we continue to Villalcázar de Sirga, a town that crosses along a side but deserves a close visit (Km 18,8).
- Km 18.8. Villalcázar de Sirga (Hostel. Hostel. Bar. Store. Palomares Interpretation Centre)
In the plaza the great Templar church of Santa Maria la Blanca rises, built at the end of the 12th in transition from Romanesque to Gothic. You don’t have to leave without taking a look at the southern cover, which presents a Pantocrtor surrounded by the Evangelists and Apostles on a pointed arc of rich archivolts. Anyone who has stayed in Villalcázar (who has left San Nicolás de Puente Fitero or Itero de la Vega already made 27 kilometers) will appreciate how the last lights of the day dye the golden church.
We left Villalcázar de Sirga to resume our beloved andadero. In this final section, it breaks the horizontal with some which is unimportant. There are no surprises until Carrión de los Condes, end of stage. On the banks of the Carrión River, it was once a
town built in two divided neighborhoods. As in the 12th century, various hostels, shops of all kinds and churches, such as that of Santa María del Camino and that of Santiago - the figure of the Pancrator has
already become an icon - accompany the pilgrim's passage through Carrión.
- Km 24.6. Carrión de los Condes (All Services)
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