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It is a small village within the immense Palencian plain of Tierra de Campos. The name Villarmentero de Campos could be an agglutination, a compendium between the Latin word villa and the name, already used in Visigothic times, Armentarius. Villarmentero de Campos, related to the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago, is already mentioned in the year 1229. In addition, in old documents he is related to the brotherhood of San Martín through the brotherhood, annexed to it, of the Vera Cruz that owned a hospital and hostel in the village located in the town centre on Francesa street.

 

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Villarmentero de Campos

To discover What to see in Villarmentero de Campos?

 

The parish church of San Martín de Tours, made of adobe and stone, with a 16th century Mudejar-style wooden coffered ceiling in the portico area, deserves the visitor's attention. Villarmentero also offers a small recreation and rest area on the outskirts of the village, with a fountain and protected from the arduous sun by three large, century-old pine trees.

 

Festivities

 

Villarmentero de Campos celebrates its festivities in honor of San Martín de Tours on November 11 and May 9 honors San Gregorio.

 

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Curiosities

 

Villarmentero de Campos is one of the smallest villages in the province of Palencia.

Parish Church of San Martín de Tours in Villarmentero de Campos

The Legend

 

You tell by the place the story of how the relics of San Martín de Tours appeared inexplicably, in the countryside of this small locality, which were prepared in a chest to be transported in a mule, in the then papal city of Avignon, where without knowing how or why they disappeared. And the story continues telling us how the mule, here appeared, loaded with its precious treasure entered the church of the town and the bells in case they started to ring, being such its reply that the people approached surprised by its call finding inside the animal and its cargo. The acemile did not seem very pleased with this church and as if she wanted to share her precious load with other places she went to another church nearby and located on the Jacobean route.

 

 


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Get to Villarmentero de Campos by car

 

To Villarmentero de Campos we arrive following the road that joins Frómista, in the A-67 between Palencia and Santander, with Carrión de los Condes, in full A-231 or highway of the Way. This road also connects it with the nearby towns of Revenga de Campos, Población de Campos and Villalcázar de Sirga.

 

 

 


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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

4:20 h.18.7 km.

Stage 14 Frómista-Carrión de los Condes
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:55 h.32.4 km.

Stage 15 Carrión de los Condes-San Nicolás del Real Camino
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

7:50 h.34 km.

Stage 13 Hontanas-Fromista
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
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Church of San Tirso

The tower of the Church of San Tirso is the emblem of the town

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