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Sahagun’s Benedictine Monastery

2020 Camino Guides

biarritzdon

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Here is my shameless salute to the newly opened Benedictine Monastery in Sahagun. I hope it will become a “must to” stop like Granon. It is clean and welcoming, there are plenty of beds in dorms and private rooms, the Dia across the street allows pilgrims to buy and share salads, roasted chicken, empanadas and an assortment of wine. The Marist priests are engaging and mult-lingual. The pilgrims mass before dinner is a real treat. A great stop at the mid-point, not to be missed.
 
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2015 -SJPP- Santiago .Oct/Nov
2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
Thankyou ever so much for this thread.

My intention is to walk Camino again this September from Sahagun to Santiago . I have booked my tickets . It will be my third Camino and I have 4 weeks and I am flying into Madrid from Melbourne ,Australia.i will then take the train to Sahagun . I will absolutely look out for this Albergue in Sahagun .
 
Camino(s) past & future
2015 -SJPP- Santiago .Oct/Nov
2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
I was wondering ..Can I please ask how I can find the Benedictine Monastery in Sahugun once I arrive there from Madrid via train ?

Do you have the street name or directions that you could tell me ?

Thankyou kindly
 

mspath

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Right turn out of the train station to town, join the Camino and the Monastery is almost at the end of town on the Camino near the wall. Dia across the street is down sort of an alley way.
The camino follows westward the Calle Antonio Nicolás and the monastery albergue is often marked on earlier maps as the Hospederia Monástica Santa Cruz.

Here is their current 2018 web with map--
http://www.alberguesensahagun.es/
 
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Camino(s) past & future
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2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
You are both very kind . I appreciate it . Thanks a lot . Cheers
 

Bala

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It is a very special place. I stayed there in April, just a few weeks after they opened, and my thoughts were the same as @biarritzdon , this may well become one of those special spots to be sought out. The warm, friendly welcome from the priest who greeted me made me feel immediately at home. The lovely historic facilities, the stunning church where mass is celebrated, and most of all the conversations, laughter, and fellowship at dinner and in the big living room for "coffee hour" with the priests and other pilgrims are treasured memories.
 

LynneR

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It is a very special place. I stayed there in April, just a few weeks after they opened, and my thoughts were the same as @biarritzdon , this may well become one of those special spots to be sought out. The warm, friendly welcome from the priest who greeted me made me feel immediately at home. The lovely historic facilities, the stunning church where mass is celebrated, and most of all the conversations, laughter, and fellowship at dinner and in the big living room for "coffee hour" with the priests and other pilgrims are treasured memories.
Can you tell me what stages you walked that brought you to this place for the night? It sounds lovely. I'm all about finding special places! But you have to be in the right town at the right time and have walked the right distance to arrive there! In what town did you stay the night before - where were you walking from, I mean. And then do you remember how far you walked the next day?
Thanks for the tip.
Lynne
 

LynneR

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CF '16, '18
Here is my shameless salute to the newly opened Benedictine Monastery in Sahagun. I hope it will become a “must to” stop like Granon. It is clean and welcoming, there are plenty of beds in dorms and private rooms, the Dia across the street allows pilgrims to buy and share salads, roasted chicken, empanadas and an assortment of wine. The Marist priests are engaging and mult-lingual. The pilgrims mass before dinner is a real treat. A great stop at the mid-point, not to be missed.
I'm going to check this place out. I love your description.
I have a question about the stages you walked that would have brought you to this place. I leave for my camino on Monday. That is my flight, and then I will start walking from Burgos on June 6. I have an idea of the my destination towns, but Sahagun was not going to be one of them....but now I'm wondering if it will be worth stopping. But you know, you can't plan to walk too far in a day, and you don't want to walk too short of a distance if you have a schedule to keep for a flight home! So timing is important.
That's why I'm wondering if you can give me idea of your stages that lead you to stay in Sahagun.
Thanks so much!
 

biarritzdon

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I had been walking the Madrid and stopped to see Reb and Paddy in Moratinos, so my stage to arrive in Sahagun was a short one. I think a stage from Calzadilla las Creuza (sp? no guide book) would be reasonable and I have walked there following the Brierley stage in years past. That place has a pool.
 
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I will start walking from Burgos on June 6. I have an idea of the my destination towns, but Sahagun was not going to be one of them....but now I'm wondering if it will be worth stopping.
Sahagun has an annual celebration of their local saint in June. The program for this year (in Spanish) is at
http://leonocio.es/event/fiestas-patronales-de-san-juan-de-sahagun/

For 2018 it runs through the 2nd through the 13th. I'd like to be there on Saturday the 9th. A number of events will be held at the local bullring.

A translation of part of the page is:
From June 2 to June 13 Sahagún celebrates its patron saint festivities in San Juan, several days in which nothing is missing, although perhaps the most characteristic and ingrained are its traditional running of bulls and ... , always very famous due to the importance of its posters In these days Sahagún becomes a lively and crowded place, both for the variety of their acts and for the quality of these, ... festivals, performances by well-known groups and musical performers, fireworks, etc ... they animate the days and nights, the hospitality and friendliness of its people invites to go to the village. Being able to observe also the charm of celebrations that have not lost many of the traditional features.​
 

Bala

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My start from Burgos began with a morning bus ride up from Santo Domingo de Silos, so my stop was in Tardajos due to my late start. From there I did short stages of around 20 km.

Hontanas
Itero de la Vega
Población de Campos
Carrión de Los Condes
Ledigos
Sahagún

If I were to do it again, I would make a point of staying at either San Antón (before Castrojerez) or San Nicolás (before Itero de la Vega). Neither were reported to be open in April, although it turned out San Nicolás was, but I found out too late....

The stops in Población and Ledigos were convenient and had lovely albergues. However, after Sahagún, my criteria for what makes a really great albergue changed somewhat ;) and I began looking more for parochials.

Buen Camino!
 

D'Nan Dean

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Camino(s) past & future
September2016
It is a beautiful place and they were restoring some more of it while we were there. Don’t miss it!
 
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