This is the end of the ninth stage described in the famous Codex Calixtinus. At the entrance to the village stands a huge oak known as the ‘Pilgrims’ Tree’. This was once an important stopping place on the Pilgrims’ Route, with several hospitals and churches and the final stage before embarking on the climb up to Mount Irago.
WHAT TO SEE:
- Shrine of El Bendito Cristo de la Vera Cruz. This 18th century construction today presides over the cemetery.
- Church of San José (18th century). The interior has an image of the Apostle Saint James.
- Parish Church of La Asunción. All that remains of the original 12th century building is the Romanesque apse with three bow windows. Slate and sandstone ashlars were used in the construction of this fi ne example of rural Romanesque architecture. It has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.