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Monasteries, Convents and Chapter Houses

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Perhaps you will find my list below of active Monasteries, Convents and Chapter Houses on the CF which host pilgrims to be useful for your planning.


Active Monasteries/Convents/Chapter houses Along the CF Which Host Pilgrims


listed by Etapa/Stage in geographic sequence from east to west along the camino
long/lat coordinates are given and sites are located on an interactive Google map

accommodation may be pilgrim albergue, hospederia, or on-site hotel
available Eroski and Gronze albergue citations as well as site specific webs are linked
mspath links my relevant 2004-2014 Camino Gazetteer posts/photos

Etapa/Stage 1--Roncevalles, long./lat. 43.009829, -1.319609
Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles,
three albergues; new, old and winter, in monastery structures
three hotels
Eroski >
Gronze >
monastery web>
albergue web >
lodging web >
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Etapa/Stage 3--Trinidad de Arre, long./lat. 42.836184, -1.604158
Santisma Trinidad de Arre
albergue in monastery garden
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
albergue web>
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Etapa/Stage 9--Santo Domingo de la Calzada, long./lat. 42.439793, -2.951042
Nuestra Senora de la Anunciacion
albergue in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
albergue web>

lodging web>
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Etapa/Section 12-- (off CF se of Burgos), Santo Domingo de Silos, long./lat. 41.961894, -3.419348
Monasterio Santo Domingo de Silos
monastery web>
hosperderia for men only hosperderia web >

Etapa/Stage 15--Carrion de los Condes, long./lat. 42.336832, -4.598489
Monasterio de Santa Clara,
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski>
Gronze>

Espiritu Santo, long./lat. 42.336262, -4.602998
albergue in monastery
Eroski>
Gronze>
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Etapa/Stage 17--Sahagun, long./lat/ 42.369572, -5.035756
Monasterio de las Madres Benedictinas de Santa Cruz
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
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Etapa/Stage 18--Leon, long./lat. 42.595183, -5.567970
Monasterio de las Benedictinas (Carbajalas), albergue in monastery
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
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Etapa/Stage 21--Rabanal del Camino, long./lat. 42.482154, -6.284901
San Salvador de Monte Irago Monasterio
(spiritual retreats of 2 or more nights)
monastery web>
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Etapa/Stage 26--Samos, long./lat. 42.732478, -7.325386
Monasterio de Samos,
albergue in monastery
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
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Etapa/Stage 26--Sarria, long./lat, 42.778979, -7.420942
Monasterio de la Magdalena,
albergue in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>

Etapa/Stage 29--Sobrado dos Monxes, ( off CF north of Melide,) long./lat. 43.038674, -8.022554
Santa Maria do Sobrado Monasterio
albergue in ex stable
hospederia in monastery
monastery web>
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Camino(s) past & future
Future: June July 2016 Frances from St Jean
I am really happy to see that list as I would like to stay religious houses as far as possible. Many thanks!
 

koknesis

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances June/July 2014
Camino Aragones August 2015
Camino Sanabres (Ourense-SdC) August 2015
VdlP 2017
I am really happy to see that list as I would like to stay religious houses as far as possible. Many thanks!
indeed, just in case you consider one day to return on Sanabres, be aware of Monastery of Santa María de Oseira (http://www.mosteirodeoseira.org). you can easily walk past it taking straight Cea - Dozón. hope this helps.
 

RumAndChupacabras

Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you
Camino(s) past & future
Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
FABULOUS. Now I just need to adjust it for Portugal and hope it works!
 

Land-Wanderer

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France September-October 2017
This detailed information is very helpful. Thanks very much. I have bookmark!
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Thanks so much mspath very much for your list :) my wife and i would love to stay in these places and places that have budget single rooms where we can have our privacy. How much is the accommodation please and thanks again
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Thanks so much mspath very much for your list :) my wife and i would love to stay in these places and places that have budget single rooms where we can have our privacy. How much is the accommodation please and thanks again
Prices vary. Check each web as listed above.
Happy planning to you both!
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Prices vary. Check each web as listed above.
Happy planning to you both!
thanks mspath but my wife will be my support she cant walk or ride a e bike for the camino. I plan to e bike the frances camino and fisterre camino
 

The Kolbist

Member
Camino(s) past & future
past: Frances, inland Portuguese, Fatima
future: Del Norte, coastal Porugues, Englis
Nice... we stayed in Monasterio de Santa Clara... it was cheap and a beautiful place to stay and it was cheap...
 

Ianinam

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Hospitalera at Roncesvalles 2015/2016/2017/2018
Camino Portugues (Sept. 2018)
thanks mspath but my wife will be my support she cant walk or ride a e bike for the camino. I plan to e bike the frances camino and fisterre camino
If your wife does not walk or bike, she will certainly not be admitted to albergues. You need a credential, in which you will receive stamps in every albergue, in order to prove that you are a walking/biking pilgrim. Furthermore I suppose most monasteries do not have private rooms. Sleeping in an albergue or monastery means sleeping in bunkbeds in dormitories.
So I suppose you'd better look for pensions, they offer private bedrooms.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
I have stayed in a private room in the Hospederia de Santa Clara at Carrion de los Condes. This is private accommodation and not an albergue, so it is somewhat more expensive, but no credential is required. If you want inexpensive private monastic accommodation, I recommend that you reserve with any of the monastic hospederias. If there are mobility challenges, let the hospederia know in advance, so you can be sure that it is accessible for you. Buen camino.
 

lizlane

Small Town Girl, Small Town World
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
f your wife does not walk or bike, she will certainly not be admitted to albergues
This is not true. Even the Church though it is strict on awarding compestelas to pilgrims for walking/biking will allow someone with disabilities to gain the compestela regardless of how they complete it. If you're doing an e-bike or have some kind of support vehicle you're not SUPPOSED to ask for pilgrim accomadations with your passport. Not all facilities may be wheel-chair accessible but contact the producers of the film "I'll Push You." for where they stayed. Even from the film, you can see they were never denied a place to lay their heads though all the places they stayed were not built to accommodate those handicapped.

The no-admittance to albergues is for the able-bodied using tour companies. You shouldn't rely on your company to reserve your spot in a future albergue when you have a van picking you up and dropping you off at points. It's taking a bed away from someone who walks. And as much as I might like it to be a rule, it's not. It's suggested. So before you sign with any tour agency, see if they respect the suggested guidelines set by the Church.
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
I have stayed in a private room in the Hospederia de Santa Clara at Carrion de los Condes. This is private accommodation and not an albergue, so it is somewhat more expensive, but no credential is required. If you want inexpensive private monastic accommodation, I recommend that you reserve with any of the monastic hospederias. If there are mobility challenges, let the hospederia know in advance, so you can be sure that it is accessible for you. Buen camino.
muchas gracias and many thanks :)
Do you have a website or know anyone who does about monastic hospederias's please
thanks mate :)

we were in alberta in September 2012 :)
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
This is not true. Even the Church though it is strict on awarding compestelas to pilgrims for walking/biking will allow someone with disabilities to gain the compestela regardless of how they complete it. If you're doing an e-bike or have some kind of support vehicle you're not SUPPOSED to ask for pilgrim accomadations with your passport. Not all facilities may be wheel-chair accessible but contact the producers of the film "I'll Push You." for where they stayed. Even from the film, you can see they were never denied a place to lay their heads though all the places they stayed were not built to accommodate those handicapped.

The no-admittance to albergues is for the able-bodied using tour companies. You shouldn't rely on your company to reserve your spot in a future albergue when you have a van picking you up and dropping you off at points. It's taking a bed away from someone who walks. And as much as I might like it to be a rule, it's not. It's suggested. So before you sign with any tour agency, see if they respect the suggested guidelines set by the Church.
thanks mate much obliged Lizlane :) we my wife and I want to do this pilgrimage by our selves no tour company except for me to hire a mountain bike or even a e bike :) Buen Camino

ps i will check that film out :) thanks
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
muchas gracias and many thanks :)
Do you have a website or know anyone who does about monastic hospederias's please
thanks mate :)

we were in alberta in September 2012 :)
@pilgrimglenn7
You will find listings, websites and emails listed above on mspath's initial post for this thread. These listings are for religious communities which host albergues (pilgrim hostels) but do not all have hospederias. Some of the contact information listed above is out of date, so I shall try to sort it out for you. The monastic houses which, as best I can determine, host hospederias or comparable accommodation are listed here:

Stage 9: Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Nuestra Senora de la Anunciacion
The information for the hospederia in the monastery on mspath's list above is out of date. Click on the link below to connect to the hospederia web address:
www.cister-lacalzada.com

Stage 15--Carrion de los Condes,
Monasterio de Santa Clara
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski>
Gronze>

click on Gronze for general information. Gronze offers two telephone numbers. I could not find any other method to contact them. I did not book ahead for a room in the hospederia, but this might be wise, as things are busier these days.
SabineP (above) has also posted a link for an albergue which resembles a hospederia in Carrion de los Condes:
http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/casa-de-espiritualidad-nuestra-senora-de-belen This is an albergue run by a religious community, with private rooms only, so more like a hospederia, although it does not list itself as such. From the information available, it looks like they are not limiting admission to pilgrims with credentials. It might be best to ask.

Stage 17, Sahagun
Monasterio de las Madres Benedictinas de Santa Cruz
Albergue de peregrinos de la Santa Cruz
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
This albergue is under new management by the Padres Maristas. Click on the Gronze entry to get current information. There are a number of private double rooms, but this is not formally a hospederia. You would have to inquire with them what are the conditions to stay there in a double room and if you both need credentials. They do say exclusively for pilgrims. I don't know if they might be flexible in view of your circumstances

Stage 18, Leon
Monasterio de las Benedictinas (Carbajalas)
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
click on the monastery web, then on Hospederia Pax, for information on the hospederia.

There are also a fair number of inexpensive hostals in Leon. I usually stay in Hostal Don Suero, which is right on the camino, basic but comfortable. Their phone number is +34 987 230 600 and their website is http://www.hostaldonsuero.es/ They do not qualify if you want a hospederia run by a religious order, but might suit for price and be available when you need a place (just a personal addition).

Stage 26--Samos
Monasterio de Samos,
albergue in monastery
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
The monastery web shows an internal hospederia as well as the albergue, in which I have stayed twice. The internal hospederia is said to be open to men on retreat, so would not suit you, as a pilgrim with a wife accompanying.
However,on the bottom of the page with other accommodation in Samos, Gronze lists a
Hospedería Externa Monasterio de Samos which seems to have the characteristics and prices of a monastic hospederia, except that it is not on the monastic property. You can book this hospederia through booking.com .

Stage 29--Sobrado dos Monxes, ( off CF north of Melide,) long./lat. 43.038674, -8.022554
Santa Maria do Sobrado Monasterio
albergue in ex stable
hospederia in monastery
monastery web>
Click on the monastery web to get to the hospederia.

Any other locations listed above by mspath do not include hospederias as far as I could determine. Those which I included here may not have all the characteristics of hospederias, so I have tried to indicate which are problematical but cannot guarantee that I am correct. Additional material or corrections would be appreciated. And buen camino to you and your wife.
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
Be aware that an albergue being in a monastery or owned by a parish does not necessarily imply that there is a kind of religious environment or that it is particularly conducive to a spiritual experience. Many ecclesiastical communities have resorted to establish albergues just because they need the money, and give the reception and management to a secular employee. I have been in some places where this employee is utterly indifferent; he explains the rules of the house, collects the money and then disappears. There are, obviously, some places where there is a kind hospitalero, a communal dinner, etc., and s/he invites pilgrims to attend Mass -it is up to you.
Having said that, I have some of my best experiences in religious albergues managed by members of the community, or the parish priest (as in Arudy). Situations vary.
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
@pilgrimglenn7
You will find listings, websites and emails listed above on mspath's initial post for this thread. These listings are for religious communities which host albergues (pilgrim hostels) but do not all have hospederias. Some of the contact information listed above is out of date, so I shall try to sort it out for you. The monastic houses which, as best I can determine, host hospederias or comparable accommodation are listed here:

Stage 9: Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Nuestra Senora de la Anunciacion
The information for the hospederia in the monastery on mspath's list above is out of date. Click on the link below to connect to the hospederia web address:
www.cister-lacalzada.com

Stage 15--Carrion de los Condes,
Monasterio de Santa Clara
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski>
Gronze>

click on Gronze for general information. Gronze offers two telephone numbers. I could not find any other method to contact them. I did not book ahead for a room in the hospederia, but this might be wise, as things are busier these days.
SabineP (above) has also posted a link for an albergue which resembles a hospederia in Carrion de los Condes:
http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/casa-de-espiritualidad-nuestra-senora-de-belen This is an albergue run by a religious community, with private rooms only, so more like a hospederia, although it does not list itself as such. From the information available, it looks like they are not limiting admission to pilgrims with credentials. It might be best to ask.

Stage 17, Sahagun
Monasterio de las Madres Benedictinas de Santa Cruz
Albergue de peregrinos de la Santa Cruz
albergue-hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
This albergue is under new management by the Padres Maristas. Click on the Gronze entry to get current information. There are a number of private double rooms, but this is not formally a hospederia. You would have to inquire with them what are the conditions to stay there in a double room and if you both need credentials. They do say exclusively for pilgrims. I don't know if they might be flexible in view of your circumstances

Stage 18, Leon
Monasterio de las Benedictinas (Carbajalas)
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
click on the monastery web, then on Hospederia Pax, for information on the hospederia.

There are also a fair number of inexpensive hostals in Leon. I usually stay in Hostal Don Suero, which is right on the camino, basic but comfortable. Their phone number is +34 987 230 600 and their website is http://www.hostaldonsuero.es/ They do not qualify if you want a hospederia run by a religious order, but might suit for price and be available when you need a place (just a personal addition).

Stage 26--Samos
Monasterio de Samos,
albergue in monastery
hospederia in monastery
Eroski >
Gronze>
monastery web>
The monastery web shows an internal hospederia as well as the albergue, in which I have stayed twice. The internal hospederia is said to be open to men on retreat, so would not suit you, as a pilgrim with a wife accompanying.
However,on the bottom of the page with other accommodation in Samos, Gronze lists a
Hospedería Externa Monasterio de Samos which seems to have the characteristics and prices of a monastic hospederia, except that it is not on the monastic property. You can book this hospederia through booking.com .

Stage 29--Sobrado dos Monxes, ( off CF north of Melide,) long./lat. 43.038674, -8.022554
Santa Maria do Sobrado Monasterio
albergue in ex stable
hospederia in monastery
monastery web>
Click on the monastery web to get to the hospederia.

Any other locations listed above by mspath do not include hospederias as far as I could determine. Those which I included here may not have all the characteristics of hospederias, so I have tried to indicate which are problematical but cannot guarantee that I am correct. Additional material or corrections would be appreciated. And buen camino to you and your wife.
muchas gracias and many thanks :) greatly appreciative :) this information will be very helpful :)
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Be aware that an albergue being in a monastery or owned by a parish does not necessarily imply that there is a kind of religious environment or that it is particularly conducive to a spiritual experience. Many ecclesiastical communities have resorted to establish albergues just because they need the money, and give the reception and management to a secular employee. I have been in some places where this employee is utterly indifferent; he explains the rules of the house, collects the money and then disappears. There are, obviously, some places where there is a kind hospitalero, a communal dinner, etc., and s/he invites pilgrims to attend Mass -it is up to you.
Having said that, I have some of my best experiences in religious albergues managed by members of the community, or the parish priest (as in Arudy). Situations vary.
thanks so much mate :) much aporeciate your comment :)p
 

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