Caminho Francês

Nájera - Santo Domingo de la Calzada

21 km Difficulty
This is a gentle stretch, with almost no steep sections. The day starts in Nájera, passing over the creek of Pozuelos and heading on to the village of Azofra, located almost 6 kilometres from the starting point, and the the Camino passes through its high street (Calle Mayor), which evidences its Camino tradition. Already in the 12th century a hospital and a cemetery for pilgrims were founded here.*

Until the next village, Cirueña, there are more than 9 kilometres running close to the N-120 in a landscape of vineyards and fields. Cirueña is the second to last stop before the end of the route, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, erected by the founder of the same name in the 11th century. The Cathedral was built on top of his tomb and also contains a memorial to the legend of the hen that cackled after being roasted.

* A few kilometres away from Azofra, you will find the monastery of San Milán de la Cogolla, a very relevant spot as it is recognised as the birthplace of the Spanish language with the Glosas Emilianenses.
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Tips from our postmen and women

“Strolling through the historic town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a must. Highly enjoyable during the night as the lighting casts some magic on the medieval streets. To get your strength back, I recommend tasting some of our typical sweets, such as the Tejas de San Francisco”. Ana Gómez, Correos of Santo Domingo.