Day 16 | Static Gallery

Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Villafranca Montes de Oca | Ages

Read about Days 14 to 19 of our journey, or see a full list of posts on the Camino de Santiago.

Alan enjoying some fine Spanish wine, Ages
Alan enjoying some fine Spanish wine, Ages
Alan on the trail near San Juan de Ortega
Alan on the trail near San Juan de Ortega
Wind turbines near Monumento de los Caidos
Wind turbines near Monumento de los Caidos
Alan at Monumento de los Caidos, Spanish Civil War monument
Alan at Monumento de los Caidos, Spanish Civil War monument
Local flora near Monumento de los Caidos
Local flora near Monumento de los Caidos
Pilgrim art in San Juan de Ortega
Pilgrim art in San Juan de Ortega
Interior of Augustinian Monatery, 12th century, San Juan de Ortega – designed so that at each equinox the sun with light up the statue of the Virgin Mary
Interior of Augustinian Monatery, 12th century, San Juan de Ortega – designed so that at each equinox the sun with light up the statue of the Virgin Mary
Leaving Monumento de los Caidos.
Leaving Monumento de los Caidos.
Painted cross-rib vault of the church of the Augustinian Monastery, 12th century, San Juan de Ortega
Painted cross-rib vault of the church of the Augustinian Monastery, 12th century, San Juan de Ortega
Church of the Augustinian monastery, 12th century
Church of the Augustinian monastery, 12th century
Trail leading to Ages
Trail leading to Ages
Trail at first light, near Villafranca Montes de Oca
Trail at first light, near Villafranca Montes de Oca
Heading to San Juan de Ortega
Heading to San Juan de Ortega
At the albergue’s bar in Ages
At the albergue’s bar in Ages
Sign for Ages showing distance to Santiago
Sign for Ages showing distance to Santiago
Tracy approaching Monumento de los Caidos
Tracy approaching Monumento de los Caidos
Entry to the church in San Juan de Ortega, belying the grandeur within
Entry to the church in San Juan de Ortega, belying the grandeur within
Rock retaining wall near Ages
Rock retaining wall near Ages
Sign near Ages - some days you need to pay attention to the signage
Sign near Ages – some days you need to pay attention to the signage
A beautiful morning to hike
A beautiful morning to hike
Alan and Tracy at the albergue in Ages
Alan and Tracy at the albergue in Ages
Leaving Monumento de los Caidos - some days one must go down to go up
Leaving Monumento de los Caidos – some days one must go down to go up
Pine lined trail outside of Villafranca Montes de Oca
Pine lined trail outside of Villafranca Montes de Oca
La Herera bar/restaurant, a popular pilgrim stop in San Juan de Ortega
La Herera bar/restaurant, a popular pilgrim stop in San Juan de Ortega
Clever scallop shell design imbedded into walkways in San Juan de Ortega
Clever scallop shell design imbedded into walkways in San Juan de Ortega
Meseta-like trail crossing the mountains to San Juan de Ortega
Meseta-like trail crossing the mountains to San Juan de Ortega
Vista with Ages in background
Vista with Ages in background
Our room at the albergue in Ages
Our room at the albergue in Ages
Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Old wine press wheels, Ages
Old wine press wheels, Ages
Clever pilgrim with home-made trailer
Clever pilgrim with home-made trailer
Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Church altarpiece, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Church altarpiece, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Hand carved baptismal font, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Hand carved baptismal font, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Boot rack at our albergue in Ages
Boot rack at our albergue in Ages
Pilgrim font, Ages
Pilgrim font, Ages
Rib-vaulted ceiling, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Rib-vaulted ceiling, Santa Eulalia, 16th century, Ages
Bread options for dinner, Ages
Bread options for dinner, Ages
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