Stone Carving - Beautiful Gothic

13 - 19  September 2019

Up  to 8  participants. Retreat  leaders :

Nicholas  Durnan

Basia Goodwin,  Bertrand  Gamrowski



Early bird  (before  March 1st): 

1,100€  single  ensuite

1,000€  shared  ensuite (per person)


After March 1st: 

1,200€  single  ensuite

1,100€  shared  ensuite  (per  person)


  • The  first  few  days  will  consist  of  presentations  on  the  Camino  and  its  architectural  treasures.  We  will  focus  in  particular  on  the  mid-13th  c.  Gothic  Cathedral  of  León.  You  will  explore  the  beautiful  forms  of  León  carvings  through  a  practical  exploration  of  their  hidden,  visible  and  symbolic  geometry. 
  • After  visiting  the  Cathedral  you  will  be  guided  by  Nick  Durnan  (stonemason  and sculptor  specialising  in  medieval  art,  with  40  years  experience  working  in  English  Cathedrals).  You  will  learn  to  carve  some  of  the  designs  yourself.
  • This  will  also  be  your  opportunity  to  spend  some  quiet  time  in  nature  on  the  Camino  de  Santiago.  Go  for walks.  Enjoy  home - cooked  meals  under  the  pergola.  Share  with  others  and  enjoy  the  quiet  of  the  starlit  Milky  Way.

Preliminary   timetable   for  13th - 19th  September 2020


13th      Arrival between  4pm  &  7pm. Welcome  dinner  at  7:30pm.

14th      Presentations on the Camino and geometry and nature.  Exploring  León cathedral  and  its  geometry. 

15th      Visit  &  design  preparation

16th     Carving

17th     Carving

18th      Carving

 19th     Departure  after  breakfast.

The  price  includes :

Six  nights  accommodation

All  meals


Teaching  and  materials

It  does  NOT  include  airline  tickets  or  travel  to  the  retreat  centre.  HOW  TO  GET  HERE ?

Once  we  confirm  you  can  join  the  retreat,  you  can  secure  your  place  by  making  a  300€  deposit.  The  remaining  amount  is  to  be  paid  two  months  before  the  retreat.  Refunds  are  only  available  if  you  can  find  a replacement  for  yourself.  You  can  make  the  payment  by  Pay Pal,  bank card,  bank  transfer  or  Transferwise  (contact  us  for  details).  Please  make  sure  you  cover  all  transaction  or  conversion  fees.  Please  read  our  full  Terms  &  Conditions.  In  making  a  reservation,  you confirm  that  you  have  read  and  understood  the  Terms  &  Conditions.

Flores Del Camino, Calle Real 36,  Castrillo de los Polvazares  24718

+34 691 221 058