Going to Astorga From Villadangos del Páramo

Left Villadangos del Páramo for the village of San Martín del Camino.

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Pictures between Villadangos del Páramo and San Martín del Camino.

San Martín del Camino is a really small village in the province of León, it has a population of 402 inhabitants. It is a stop on the Pilgrimage of Saint-Jacques de Compostela.

Going into the center of the San Martín del Camino Village.

Going into the center of the San Martín del Camino Village. Something like spaceship comes into view. It’s a water service tower.

Got the seal at this Albergue

Got the seal at this Albergue

Passed through the San Martín del Camino village and went to the next destination, Hospotal de Orbigo.

Scenery of the San Martín del Camino village.

Scenery of the San Martín del Camino village.

Scenery, from San Martín del Camino to Hospotal de Orbigo

Scenery, from San Martín del Camino to Hospotal de Orbigo

Arrived at Hospotal de Orbigo, and going into in the town.

Arrived at Hospotal de Orbigo, and going into in the town. The tower is a water supply tower.

Hospital de Órbigo is a municipality located in the province of León. According to the 2010 census, the municipality has a population of 1,031 inhabitants.

Puente del Paso honroso (Honorable Passo Bridge)

Puente del Paso honroso (Honorable Passo Bridge)

Puente del Paso honorable is a medieval bridge of the thirteenth century, built over the river Órbigo.

Rio Orbigo, Hospotal de Orbigo

Rio Orbigo, Hospotal de Orbigo

Rio Orbigo flows from north to south through the province of León and ultimately flows into the Esla River.

Parish church of Our Lady on the street of Calle Constitución, Hospotal de Orbigo

Parish church of Our Lady on the street of Calle Constitución, Hospotal de Orbigo. There are several nests of storks perched on the belfry.

Iglesia San Juan Bautista y Casa Consistorial (St. John Baptist Church and Town Hall) on the street, Calle Sierra Pambley

Iglesia San Juan Bautista y Casa Consistorial (St. John Baptist Church and Town Hall) on the street, Calle Sierra Pambley

St. John Baptist Church is located in the center of Hospital de Orbigo, next to City Hall. It was built in the eighteenth century masonry.

Photos of Hospotal de Orbigo Town

Photos of Hospotal de Orbigo Town

Left the town of Hospotal de Orbigo for a small village of Villares de Orbigo.

Santiago Street of Hospotal de Orbigo and Cornfield on the way to Villares de Orbigo

Santiago Street of Hospotal de Orbigo and Cornfield on the way to Villares de Orbigo

Scenery on the way going to Villares de Orbigo

Scenery on the way going to Villares de Orbigo and the parish church of Villares de Orbigo.

Villares de Órbigo is a municipality located in the province of León. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 858 inhabitants.

Pilgrim monument and Albergue in Villares de Orbigo

Pilgrim monument and Albergue in Villares de Orbigo

Villares de Orbigo is a really small and remote village. There was only one Bar in the village. I did not see any people walking down the street. I got a seal at the Albergue, passed the village and went to the next village of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias village.

A house in Villares de Orbigo, Outskirts of Villares de Orbigo, Monument of the pilgrimage, Distant view of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias

A house in Villares de Orbigo, Outskirts of Villares de Orbigo, Monument of the pilgrimage, Distant view of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias

Arrived at Santibanez de Valdeiglesias

Arrived at Santibanez de Valdeiglesias

Going into to the Santibanez de Valdeiglesias Village

Going into to the Santibanez de Valdeiglesias Village

Santibanez de Valdeiglesias is a small town on the Camino de Santiago in the province of León. It has a population of 191 inhabitants.

Iglesia of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias

Iglesia of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias, the parish church of Holy Trinity

Entrance and Alterpiece of the church

Entrance and Alterpiece of the church, the Holy Trinity. It smelled of mold in the church.

Leaving the village of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias for Astorga.

Leaving the village of Santibanez de Valdeiglesias for Astorga.

Saint Toribio, Saint Turibius of Astorga (died 460) was an archdeacon of Tui and an early Bishop of Astorga.

Through a woods, over a hill, rest at a bar and arrived at “Cruceiro de Santo Toribio” (The Cross of Saint Toribio) at last.

Through a woods, over a hill, rest at a bar and arrived at “Cruceiro de Santo Toribio” (The Cross of Saint Toribio) at last.

View from the Cross of Saint Toribio, Astorga and the town of San Justo de la Vega is visible.

View from the Cross of Saint Toribio, Astorga and the town of San Justo de la Vega is visible.

Getting off the hill and going into the town of San Justo de la Vega.

Getting off the hill and going into the town of San Justo de la Vega.

In the town of San Justo de la Vega, I walked down the main street (Calle Real) from the east to the west.

City Hall of San Justo de la Vega on the Real Street.

City Hall of San Justo de la Vega on the Real Street.

San Justo de la Vega is a municipality located in the province of León. The municipality has a population of 2,054 inhabitants. It is located to the northeast of Astorga.

Parish Church of San Justo de la Vega

Parish Church of San Justo de la Vega

Parish Church of Saints Justus and Pastor, San Justo de la Vega

Parish Church of Saints Justus and Pastor, San Justo de la Vega

Saints Justus and Pastor (died c. 304) are venerated as Christian martyrs. According to the tradition, they were two schoolboys (Justus was 13 years old, Pastor less than 9) who were killed for their faith during the persecution of Christians by the Roman Emperor Diocletian.

Saints Justus and Pastor, Christian martyrs and the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares today

Saints Justus and Pastor, Christian martyrs and the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares today

They were flogged and beheaded outside the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares. They are mentioned by Prudentius (Roman Christian poet).

Scenery, from San Justo de la Vega to Astorga: Sierra del Teleno (Teleno Mountains altitude of 2,188 meters), Main Street (Calle Real), Old Stone Bridge over Rio Tuerto and Astorga.

Scenery, from San Justo de la Vega to Astorga: Sierra del Teleno (Teleno Mountains altitude of 2,188 meters), Main Street (Calle Real), Old Stone Bridge over Rio Tuerto and Astorga.

Flowers on the way

Flowers on the way

 

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