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VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km

 

Itinerary

You will leave the village passing by the football pitch and then turning left on a path that goes down following the course of the stream. You will constantly see stone walls, an old way of limiting propriety that you will find frequently while walking through Extremadura and Castilla.

The path will end on beautiful stretch surrounded by trees, and then you will see Fuente de Cantos on the distance, locates between fields. Go towards Virgen de la Granada Church Square. You can also visit Zurbarán Museum (famous painter born in this town).

Fuente de Cantos

Altitude: 582 m

Distance from Zafra: 26,1 km

Even through archeological discoveries show this town might have a remote origin, the first mentions about it are from the 13th Century on the war chronicles of Christian armies. Consolidation and expansion of the village was possible thanks to the Order of Santiago, as its commercial activity gets more importance during the Middle Ages. Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) was born in this village.

What can you visit?

Nuestra Señora de la Granada Church, Nuestra Señora de la Hermosa Chapel, Carmelitas Convent, San Juan de Letrán Chapel, Nuestra Señora de La Aurora y Santo Cristo Chapel, San Isidoro Labrador Chapel and Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre Hospital and Chapel

 

External info sources about this route and recommended websites:

Turismo Castilla y León

Asociación Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla


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VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km
VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km
VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km
 
VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km
VP05 - Monesterio-Fuente de Cantos - 21,6 km
 
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