Frómista is an important hub and a stopping point on the Camino de Santiago. The town of Frómista is most well-known for its impeccable Romanesque buildings.

Before entering the center, the first thing you come across is the hermitage of Santiago, also called “Otero”. Churches such as San Pedro and Santa María are one of the main attractions of the cultural offer of the town.

In front of the monument of San Telmo, the patron saint of navigators who was born in this city, you can see the parochial church of San Pedro from the 15th century.

Two kilometers from the town center is the Pozomingo fountain, where vestiges of what may have been Frómista in Roman times, before the Arab occupation, have been discovered. 

Accommodation in Fromista

Hotel nameTypePrice rangeRoom typeOther
Albergue Estrella Del CaminoAlbergueBudgetShared roomsGarden, Shared lounge, Bar, WiFi
HOTELSANMARTINHotelBudgetPrivate roomsGarden, Terrace, Bar & Restaurant, WiFi
Hostal Camino de SantiagoGuest houseMid-rangeFamily rooms, Private roomsTerrace, Lounge, Bar, Wifi
HOTEL RURAL San PedroGuest houseMid-rangePrivate roomsFacilities for disabled guests, WiFi, Lift
Hotel Rural OasibethHotelMid-rangePrivate roomsFamily rooms, Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests, WiFi, Bar

What to see in Fromista

San Martín de Frómista

The church of San Martín de Frómista, belonging to the monastery of the same name, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and significant buildings of the European Romanesque. This temple, founded in 1035, stands out for the purity of its lines and the perfect balance between architecture and rich decoration. The chevet has three circular apses, and the transept has a polygonal dome. The facade is quite unique as it has two circular towers that flank the access door.

Canal of Castille

The canal is one of the most important engineering works of its time and its construction lasted almost a century. It runs a total of 207 kilometers with a difference in elevation of 150 meters. The main objective of this Canal was to free Castilla y León from physical and economic isolation and to communicate this area with the ocean through river navigation.

Iglesia de San Pedro

Just 300 meters from San Martin, we find the Church of San Pedro, another impressive Romanesque building.

It is formed by three longitudinal naves, all of them covered with ribbed vaults. 

The main altarpiece is from the first half of the 17th century, designed by Francisco de Trejo.

Fortaleza de Santa Maria del Castillo

Santa Maria del Castillo is a small church of late gothic style on the highest point in the town.