La Santa Espina is a recommended step in the Camino de Santiago, Madrid branch – Sahagun. Although raised as an alternative route between the towns of Peñaflor of Hornija and Castromonte. The pilgrim who comes to La Santa Espina not usually forget their stay, the proof is the comments left in the «Book of the pilgrim,» where core values are reflected as the comfort of your stay, the rich landscape and cultural and good treatment of its people. The Multipurpose Center is the Municipal Welcome Point where pilgrims can stay, grooming, stamp their credentials and contact with family and friends via the free Internet service. For lunch you can do in the annex building, Bar Cultural Center or at the Cottage Bar restaurant.
The Road to Camino de Santiago as it passes through the province of Valladolid offers you the opportunity to visit La Santa Espina.Once past Peñaflor of Hornija reached the moor, the Way I raised two possibilities, one heading straight Castromonte and another to La Santa Espina falling away and then continue to Castromonte way, if you decide to do the latter you will not regret.Go a wooded path that takes you to La Santa Espina, a town of colonization of the 50s created the shadow of the Cistercian monastery of the same name, the thirteenth century, nestled in the woods Torozos in the valley surrounded by mountains Bajoz on all four sides, a real oasis in the arid Castille. La Santa Espina available Welcome Point Municipal Seal of Accreditation in ‘Multi-Center’, equipped with bathrooms with showers and free internet access and bar service, restaurant and rural housing.At the premises of the monastery you can also visit the Interpretation Center and the Rural Life Museum Attachments of Yesterday and a permanent exhibit of insects from the 5 continents.Besides the majestic monastery, La Santa Espina offers you direct contact with nature along the entire route of the road, especially in the journey from the village to Castromonte, 6 kilometers separating the two towns pass along the Bajoz valley, crossing a small reservoir on its right bank, six hectares of wetland protected area, props of wild ducks, coots and herons, frogs and ribbed, among reeds, rushes and cattails.La Santa Espina: natural environment, collection of calm and spirituality. It waits.