The “La Posada” Hotel in Castrojeriz is housed in a sixteenth century ancestral home owned by the Counts of Castro, as confirmed by historical documents conserved from this period. It was subsequently an inn for travellers and the starting point for the mail coach to Burgos.
The hotel opened its doors in 1987, after being tastefully refurbished, managing to conserve some of the 16th century structures forming part of the former house, whilst combining tradition and modernity in order to offer guests every comfort and convenience throughout its facilities. This environmentally-friendly hotel pioneered the installation of solar PV panels for hot water, sanitary water and heating.
The “La Posada” Hotel is set in a peaceful spot in the centre of Castrojeriz, close to the leisure areas and to the most emblematic monuments of the town. It is the ideal resting place for pilgrims, hunters and tourists in general, wishing to enjoy a relaxing stay and to sample superb, traditional cuisine.
The “La Posada” Hotel offers fine quality cuisine in the “El Meson” Restaurant, serving traditional regional food based on fine local-grown produce. The kitchen, overseen by head chef Nati Palacín, offers a mouth-watering range of succulent dishes such as chickpea stew, roast suckling lamb or lamb casserole, garlic soup, made with typical garlic from Castrojeriz, Burgos black pudding and rice pudding.
As a bespoke order, we can prepare pot-roasted suckling lamb, slow cooked in the traditional style on the old straw-burning stoves. All dishes are prepared with natural produce, slow cooked, step by step, based on the traditional cuisine of our ancestors.
Calle Landelino Tardajos, 5
Tel: +34 947 378 610
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Castrojeriz is located at the halfway point on the Way of St James, between Roncesvalles and Santiago de Compostela. The town dates back to Roman times. A number of authors have documented settlements in which archaeological excavations have already been made. However, in year 974, the town obtained one of the first Castilian Charters, granted by Count García Fernández, to become part of the History books recounting the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile.
Castrojeriz boasts a rich cultural heritage that is well worth a visit. The ruins of the Monastery of St. Antón, the Collegiate Church of the Virgin of Manzano to whom Alfonso X sung in his famous Canticles, the Church of St Juan, with its recently restored cloisters, the town Castle and the ethnographic museum, are all must-visits. You are also recommended to take a stroll to the Convent of St Clara, which is just one kilometre away from the town centre. This is a community that dates back more than seven hundred years. The nuns currently at the convent, bake some exquisite delicacies for dessert, such as the “Puños de San Francisco” (custard-cream filled Swiss roll) and flaky pastries. The cities of Burgos and Palencia also offer some exceedingly interesting guided tours, and are just 30 minutes from Castrojeriz, along the highway.