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2020 Camino Guides

Copas

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Arriving Bilbao on Oct 20th and walking for 6 days from Pamplona. We previously walked SJPP to Pamp
Guy's,
Can you please recommend any locations for accomodation at San Juan De Ortega or surrounding area's , we will be in that area on June 2nd this year.
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
For both San Juan Ortega and Ages see Etapa 12 in the following
 

Suzanne S.

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Camino Frances/Muxia/Fisterre (2017) Caminho Portuguese/Fisterre
(2019) Camino del Norte
I stayed at the Albergues El Pajar de Ages in 2015. A quick check on the internet indicates it's still there. Sweet little town 2 km after San Juan.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
We stayed at the hostel. Very nice. Loved the brothers who ran the bar. We had dinner there in front of a nice fire on a rainy, chilly day. Decent food, freshly cooked, cheerfully served, and the camaraderie with the handful of other pilgrims from the hostel was like having a communal meal. It seems those staying at the albergue entered and never came out til the next morning.

The best part of the stay, though, was Mass and the pilgrim blessing following. Very special.

I'd happily stay there again.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
I have stayed in San Juan de Ortega and have stayed in Ages.
I liked them both. Both had adequate albergues and San Juan has that wonderful old church. I stayed in the albergue there. It is in an old monastery I think, and I went next door to that little bar and had some cold beer.
If you get there and you are feeling energetic, just walk the few km's down to Ages. A couple nice albergues there. Either way, like most of the Camino Frances, you won't make a wrong choice.
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
An easy 3-4 kms further in Ages the first Albergue as you enter the village (on the left) is run by a very kind brother and sister. The dinners have always been very nice and the hospitality was perfect, she actually remembered me after a 4-year absence. Pushing on to Ages also shaves a few kms off the walk into Burgos the next day which is a bonus.
 

Charlotte Helbig

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés Sept. 2017
Camino Portugués May-June 2019
We stayed at HR La Henera. It was wonderful and not too expensive. As I recall the two brothers who run the bar also run the HR (I think we checked in with them at the bar). As already stated above they are friendly and helpful, and we had a superb meal at their bar. They were also the ones who introduced me to "Tinto de verano", and I am forever in their debt. But I digress.... Buen Camino
 

Glenshiro

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - León, Camino Frances (2012 - 2019)
As I recall the two brothers who run the bar also run the HR
I stayed at La Henera last year. I paid €40 for the room with breakfast. It's new and very small, about a dozen rooms, and I was given the disabled one on the ground floor with a wet room. I had meals across the road in the bar, which is where you check in (and are given your dinner slot - the bar is quite small, too!

My room was heated, for which I was grateful on a chilly spring morning (it's over 1000m above sea level.)
 
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Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
Albuergue there was a bit worn, a bit large, and more than a bit noisy (slamming doors, very close beds, etc). BUT, it is historic and they do a simple communal dinner there (on a very large scale due to the size of the place).

Regardless, visit the church - Saint Juan of Ortega himself is actually IN the building!!!!! Well, his interred remains, but still worth a visit...
 

Denise Austin

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past - September 23-Oct 31, 2018
I stayed also at the hotel - La Herera. The 2 brothers who own the hotel also run the bar/restaurant across the street. I really enjoyed staying in this town, the 6pm Pilgrim Mass was special. Waking the next day and walking to Ages for breakfast made my day! Buen Camino!
 

Joblakely

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019)
Guy's,
Can you please recommend any locations for accomodation at San Juan De Ortega or surrounding area's , we will be in that area on June 2nd this year.
I’m staying in Hotel Rural la Henera. Looks really cute. Have to google & email directly. Will be there in May.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Guy's,
Can you please recommend any locations for accomodation at San Juan De Ortega or surrounding area's , we will be in that area on June 2nd this year.
Check Brierley's book. I believe there is one by the cathedral. Also, I seem to recall tgat the restaurant has beds.
 

Peligro

I walk between cafe breaks
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to SdC the slow way (Aug'15, Aug'17, Jan'18, Aug'18, Jan'19, Jul'19) Finisterre (TBD)
I've posted on this previously but I left my passport at la Taberna de Ages and they WhatsApped me to tell me and drove it to me in Burgos so I am forever indebted to them! Plus they had a great bar for dinner and breakfast.
 

ess1113

Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2016
I stayed at the albergue by the church. It was crowded the time I was there but I would trade anything for the mass and meal afterwards.
I still wear the cross of San Juan de Ortega that the priest blessed and handed out.
One of my favorite places
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
Guy's,
Can you please recommend any locations for accomodation at San Juan De Ortega or surrounding area's , we will be in that area on June 2nd this year.
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
I’m having difficulty making a reservation in that area and wondering if there are advantages to staying in Sahagun after walking from Bercianos?
Thanks!
 

janeen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 2015 sept 2018
Guy's,
Can you please recommend any locations for accomodation at San Juan De Ortega or surrounding area's , we will be in that area on June 2nd this year.
San Juan becomes a bit of a bottle neck from memory and people start to worry about finding accomodation. I walked an extra 3 km which was an easy and beautiful walk to Ages and stayed at an slbergue called the hay loft. Ages in my opinion was a was a much nicer place to stay.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
I’m having difficulty making a reservation in that area and wondering if there are advantages to staying in Sahagun after walking from Bercianos?
Thanks!
@Carolyn Gwin Bercianos and Sahagun are about 6 - 7 stages past the area being discussed here, so you might want to start a separate thread with your question. However, I would very highly recommend the Monastero Santa Cruz in Sahagun. And if you started from Roncesvilles or further back, be sure to stop at the church/museum up the hill for a lovely "halfway" certificate.
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
@Carolyn Gwin Bercianos and Sahagun are about 6 - 7 stages past the area being discussed here, so you might want to start a separate thread with your question. However, I would very highly recommend the Monastero Santa Cruz in Sahagun. And if you started from Roncesvilles or further back, be sure to stop at the church/museum up the hill for a lovely "halfway" certificate.
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
Thank you! I realized my mistake after posting and couldn’t figure out how to delete it. Did you get a Compostela for completing half of the Camino in Sahagun. Is there even such a thing?
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Did you get a Compostela for completing half of the Camino in Sahagun. Is there even such a thing?
The Compostela and the certificate in Sahagun are two different things.

The "halfway certificate" in Sahagun has no connection to the Compostela, but it is a really nice certificate which quotes from the medieval Codex, has great artwork, and is on nicer paper, IMHO 😉. It's issued by the church-museum in Sahagun for 3€ and includes entrance to the museum. You must show your credential to prove you've walked at least from Roncesvilles.

The Compostela is given only through the Cathedral in Santiago for making a pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. James. You must walk a minimum of 100 contiguous kilometers into Santiago to qualify, showing at least 2 sellos (stamps) in your credential for each day of those 100k to prove that's what you did. No charge.

The Cathedral also issues a distance certificate for those who wish. This states how far you walked total. 3€.

Both of these are issued by the Pilgrim Office in Santiago.

There can be a lot of confusion over these various certificates, so I hope this helps clarify. 🙂
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
Others on this site posted that a certifcate for walking the first half is given by the Iglesia de Peregrina in Sahagun. I know there are many myths about Camino experiences. Hope this isn’t one of them.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
I stayed at the albergue by the church. It was crowded the time I was there but I would trade anything for the mass and meal afterwards.
I still wear the cross of San Juan de Ortega that the priest blessed and handed out.
One of my favorite places
Yes, I really enjoyed that big communal meal.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Others on this site posted that a certifcate for walking the first half is given by the Iglesia de Peregrina in Sahagun. I know there are many myths about Camino experiences. Hope this isn’t one of them.
Well, I got one last spring, as did everyone else staying at my albergue! 😄 I'm traveling over the next few days or I'd post a photo. Buen Camino!

Apologies to everyone reading about San Juan de Ortega for hijacking this thread. 😔
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Others on this site posted that a certifcate for walking the first half is given by the Iglesia de Peregrina in Sahagun. I know there are many myths about Camino experiences. Hope this isn’t one of them.
This is a museum and probably closed on Mondays like many other museums. It is also closed for siesta but it does exist and sells a certificate that I have translated as
Let all know seeing this Pilgrim Certificate that [name] has passed through the Leonese lands of Sahagun, geographical center of the Camino Frances, where, as reported in the Codex Calixtinus, "... prodigous in all types of goods, one encounters the meadow, of which they say that in days gone by, the shining lances that the victorious warriors had thurst into the ground for the glory of the Lord came to life again." and it further attests that he has found rest for the fatigues of the body and relief for the spirit.


The inhabitants of this noble town give him encouragement to continue his camino and to arrive with safe passage at the house of the Lord Saint James, where we hope he retains a memory of the reception we have given him.


And for a record that can be presented before whoever demands it I sign this in Sahagun, on the [day] of [month] of the year of our Lord [year]


The Mayor.


[name]


Jacobean Pilgrims' Association Region of Sahagun


- Leon -


Pilgrim Certificate [number]
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
I apologize for the hijacking of the thread but everybody loves their stamps and surely will want an additional certificate. Please share the name of the museum that gives the certificate. That will make 2 locations in Sahagun that give it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
I apologize for the hijacking of the thread but everybody loves their stamps and surely will want an additional certificate. Please share the name of the museum that gives the certificate. That will make 2 locations in Sahagun that give it.
It is one place. It used to be a convent or something but is now a museum.
 

Carolyn G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
(Future - CP September 2020)
Any idea what the name of the museum is ?
 

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