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!As I recall the two brothers who run the bar also run the HR
Check Brierley's book. I believe there is one by the cathedral. Also, I seem to recall tgat the restaurant has beds.
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.
@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.I’m having difficulty making a reservation in that area and wondering if there are advantages to staying in Sahagun after walking from Bercianos?
@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.
The Compostela and the certificate in Sahagun are two different things.Did you get a Compostela for completing half of the Camino in Sahagun. Is there even such a thing?
Yes, I really enjoyed that big communal meal.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
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!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 asOthers 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.
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]
Jacobean Pilgrims' Association Region of Sahagun
- Leon -
Pilgrim Certificate [number]
It is one place. It used to be a convent or something but is now a museum.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.
See the new thread:Any idea what the name of the museum is ?
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