19 July 2021

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The Pilgrim's Way to Santiago from Roncesvalles: 2021, Jacobean Year

Are you going to do the Camino de Santiago in this Jacobean Year from Roncesvalles? Then this post is for you, we hope to see you in our hotel during your stage in Frómista! But first, we give you some information that you may find very useful.


The Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles is one of the access points to the Camino best known and used by pilgrims. Starting in Navarre and crossing the Pyrenees, it is undoubtedly one of the best bets to start the pilgrimage, as it will not only allow you to witness breathtaking landscapes such as the Pyrenees mountain range but also the diverse cultures that make up each autonomous community of northern Spain.


This year 2021 is Xacobean Year, as 25 July, the feast of St. James the Apostle, falls on a Sunday. This happens about 14 times every 100 years and allows plenary indulgence for the faithful getting absolution for all their sins. So, if you are thinking of walking the French Way, there is no better time than now. 


The Way of St. James

Jacobean Year on the Way of St. James

The French Way of Saint James


Ehe Way of St. James from Roncesvalles or also known as the French Way of St. James is the most popular and best-known and well known among pilgrims and those who have not yet had the good fortune to become pilgrims.. Its origin dates back to the discovery of the tomb of the apostle St. James in the 9th century and since then, this route has become one of the most important in Europe. the most important in all of Europe, a which aims to lead believers to Compostela. Pilgrims come from all over the world, not only from the old continent, making it a route that unifies cultures, beliefs and traditions. cultures, beliefs and traditions.


Pilgrims' Route to Santiago Frómista Stage


Church of San Martín de Tours French Way of St. James

Church of San Martín de Tours in Frómista


The French Way of Saint James takes place in several stages, 31 to be precise, starting the first one in Saint Jean Pied de Port, which takes us to Roncesvalles. On stage 15: Frómista - Carrión de los Condes you can lose yourself in this charming village of Frómista, with a wonderful cultural and artistic heritage that will not leave you indifferent, as it has more than 200 declared Assets of Cultural Interest. Among some of the places you cannot miss are the Church of San Martín de Tours or the Church of San Pedro, and it is at this stage of your journey through Frómista that you will find our charming eco-hotel!


Resting in a good hostel in Frómista is not usually very complicated since this town is a very popular destination for those who want tokey point in the The Way of St. James French, although if what you want is to recover from a long stage and rest peacefully with all possible comforts the best option is, without a doubt, that you visit our hotel on the Camino de Santiago in Frómista; the Eco-Hotel Doña Mayor.

On this stage Frómista - Carrión de los Condes our charming hotel, located in the centre of the Camino de Santiago, is a promise of relaxation, sustainability and disconnection. Our ecological philosophy can be felt in every experience, with kilometre 0 breakfasts with products from Palencia and Casitlla y León and respect for rural and quiet life. In addition, we are winners of the Ruralka 2021 award as the best sustainable hotel, which gives us the quality guarantee of being your best option as a hotel on the Camino de Santiago in Frómista.

This 2021 promises to be a year of great pilgrimages, and for the first time in history there will be two consecutive years considered holy years, this 2021 and 2022. There has never been a better time to make this world-renowned pilgrimage! So go ahead, make your reservation, and enjoy a well-deserved rest in our hotel.


Have a good walk!