It is located in the high moor of Leon, in a land where poplars abound in which the rooks, small corvids, take advantage to make their nest. The foundation of San Martín del Camino is possibly due to frank pilgrims, since its name, San Martín, bishop saint and patron saint of France who has many references throughout the French Way, and his nickname of the Way, testify so. The village is referenced in writings found on a donation by King Alfonso XI back in the early 13th century. It is also known that it had a pilgrims' hospital, founded in the late 17th century and which disappeared when the disentailment took place. At present San Martín del Camino is a district of the Santa Marina del Rey Town Hall.
A characteristic feature of San Martín del Camino is its water reservoir, which stands out on the horizon in the form of a lollipop. Its parish church was rebuilt in the 20th century and is called San Martín. At the entrance to the church, a stone with an inscribed date of 1,643 seems to belong to the old temple. In a small square in front of the church atrium there is a beautiful transept.
San Martín del Camino celebrates its patron saint festivities on 11 November in honour of San Martín and in September it celebrates Christ.
The pilgrims' hospital that San Martin del Camino had, was dedicated to attend pilgrims and poor passers-by and offered them in addition to beds, four of which were for men, one for women and another for priests, fire, bread and butter.
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San Martín del Camino crossed by the N-120, is located between León and Astorga, this same road connects with the nearby towns of Hospital de Orbigo and Villadangos del Páramo.
San Martín del Camino has a daily bus service which, at different times, connects you with León and Astorga.
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