Foncebadón – the most mystical village of the camino francés – like so many other villages has been linked directly to the fortunes of the Camino de Santiago. The village grew during the Camino’s height in the 12th century even having its own pilgrim hospital, hospice and church built by the hermit Gaucelmo, the remains of which you will pass on your way out of the village. However the village very nearly disappeared altogether, at one point only having 2 inhabitants. With the resurgence of the Camino de Santiago over the last few years the village is slowly but surely coming back to life and some people who have passed through on their way to Santiago have loved it so much that they have come back and settled here.

Foncebadón albergue