Section 11 - Castile and León

Castrojeriz - Frómista - 27Km

After leaving Castrojeriz, we’ll complete two sections by road, first to Castrillo Mota de Judíos and then until crossing the Pisuerga River and entering the province of Palencia.

From here, the route continues on dirt trails in good condition. The route through the province of Palencia cuts across Tierra de Campos from east to west, and you can visit its beautiful villages full of history and monuments. The landscape turns flat, becoming a sea of golden grain in the summer. As you approach Boadilla del Camino, there are more trees, and the route can be enjoyed while protected under the poplars.

Itero de la Vega will receive you with its 13th century shrine of the Pieta, sculpture of the pilgrim Santiago and 11th century bridge, one of the most emblematic of the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago. When passing through Boadilla del Camino, don’t miss its incredible jurisdiction column, a symbol of the jurisdictional autonomy held by the town thanks to a privilege of Henry IV, confirmed by the Catholic Monarchs in 1482. Before reaching Frómista, we connect with the Castilla Canal, one of Spain’s most important civil engineering projects during the Enlightenment. Over a short section, it boasts an impressive succession of beautiful locks. You can combine your itinerary with a short, 4-kilometre ride down the Castilla Canal in the Juan de Homar Boat from Boadilla del Camino.

The stage ends in Frómista, a small town with very interesting monuments, including a key Romanesque jewel along the French Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago, the Church of San Martín. It’s a great place to stop and recover your strength at its hotels and restaurants.

Points of Interest

  • The oldest part of Castrojeriz Castle is the 9th-century rectangular tower to which two other towers were subsequently added. This castle is first mentioned in confrontations with the Moslems before the end of the 9th century.

    Coordinates: 42.291749,-4.136281



  • Coordinates: 42.258493,-4.346776

  • This church was part of a Benedictine monastery and is associated with Romanesque trends from Jaca. It was founded by Doña Mayor, Countess of Castile, in 1066. It is the purest and most representative Romanesque building in the province of Palencia.

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    Coordinates: 42.267004,-4.406917



  • Coordinates: 42.264059,-4.398162

  • At Boadilla del Camino don't miss its extraordinary Pillory, a symbol of the jurisdictional independence which was granted the village by Henry IV and confirmed by the Catholic Monarchs in 1482.

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    Coordinates: 42.258627,-4.347059

  • Gold articles, incunabula, royal stamps, choir books, and religious ornaments. It also holds Castilian paintings and sculptures from the 14th to 17th centuries by Berruguete, Diego de Siloé, Carducho, Mateo Cerezo, el Broncino...

    Coordinates: 42.292865,-4.127661

  • The Canal de Castilla, an imposing piece of work of Spanish civil engineering of the Age of Enlightenment, was built in the 18th and 19th centuries and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1991. It originated as a shipping channel to transport the agricultural surplus of the region and is today one of the most attractive tourist routes in Castilla y León owing to the richness of its landscapes which include the moors, the riverbanks, and the plains of the Tierra de Campos and also to the historical and artistic value of the cities it crosses. On the EuroVelo 1 itinerary you can combine your bike ride with a short 4-km trip on the Canal de Castilla on the Juan de Homar Boat from Boadilla del Camino to Frómista.

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    Coordinates: 42.264059,-4.398162

  • Suckling lamb is a regional icon which is roasted in wood ovens or grilled with vine shoots; it is a tourist attraction in several provinces of the region such as Burgos, Palencia, and Valladolid on the EuroVelo 1 itinerary.

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Section 11

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