Castrillo de los Polvazares is considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of Spain.

It is a heritage site located on the Camino de Santiago, in the heart of  the Maragateria region, at the foot of the mountains of  León.  


The stones of the village are  a  warm  embracing  red  and  orange  colour.  They  contrast  to  the old  wooden  doors  painted  green,  blue  and  red.  The  village  sparkles  in  the  Spanish  sunlight  and  the  stones   seem  to  catch  fire  and  glow  at  dusk.

The  people  of  the  village, known as  "Maragatos"  are  proud  of  their  traditions  and  customs. You  can  see  their  beautiful  traditional  dresses  and  dances  every  year at  the  "La  Magdalena"  festivities.  The  patron  Saint  of the village -   Mary  Magdalene  is  celebrated   at  the  end  of  July.  

The  village  is  surrounded  by  nature,  with  lots  of  beautiful  paths  to  explore.  In  the  Spring  the  fields  are  covered  in  a  blanket  of  wild  flowers.  A  landscape  of  golden  and  platinum  hues  embraces  the  evergreen  oaks  in  the  summer . 

We  are  situated  on  the  Camino  Frances,  a  sacred  path  walked  by  millions  of  pilgrims  throughout  the ages.  We  offer  hospitality  to  pilgrims  accommodating  them  at the  village  refuge  or  at  Flores  Del  Camino  throughout  the  year.     

The retreat centre is made up of ensuite rooms nested around a courtyard with a vine and fruit trees, with spaces for meetings and creativity. The oldest part of the house is said to date back to the 16th Century.

We are passionate to share the Beauty of the Camino with you. As well as its breathtaking landscape this area of Spain is rich in architectural  treasures. Just on our doorstep we have exquisite 5000 year old petroglyphs, dolmens, pre romanesque, romanesque and gothic architechural treasures : Leon cathedral, the valley of silence, the monestary of San Miguel de Escalada, roman mosaics, just to name a few.

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


+34 691 221 058