Stage 21: Mansilla de las Mulas-León

Stage 21 of the French Way takes pilgrims from Mansilla de las Mulas to the historic city of León, offering a day that combines the crossing of rural landscapes with the arrival in a city rich in cultural heritage.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Villadangos del Páramo: This small enclave marks the beginning of the stage, providing pilgrims with a smooth transition from Mansilla de las Mulas to the open fields.
  • Arcahueja: Along the route, walkers will pass through this small town, which adds its rural authenticity to the St James Way experience.
  • León: The final destination of this stage, León, is an emblematic city with a rich history, notable for its impressive cathedral and other historical monuments.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Santa María in Villadangos del Páramo: This Romanesque church is a point of interest for pilgrims, with its historic architecture and spiritual atmosphere.
  • Church of San Juan in Arcahueja: Walkers can make a brief stop to explore this church, which adds a touch of history and culture to the path.
  • León Cathedral: Upon arriving in León, the impressive Cathedral of Santa María de León, known as the Pulchra Leonina, dominates the skyline. Its Gothic architecture and stained glass windows are impressive, and the Holy Chamber houses valuable religious objects. In addition, the Basilica of San Isidoro and the Palacio de los Guzmanes are other notable monuments in the city.
  • Barrio Húmedo de León: This lively district, known for its narrow streets and traditional bars, offers pilgrims the opportunity to enjoy Leonese hospitality and the city’s rich social life.

Stage 21 of the French Way culminates with the arrival in León, a city that fuses the spirituality of the Camino with its vast cultural heritage. From the Romanesque churches to the majestic cathedral, León offers pilgrims a unique experience on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesThe Camino Francés | French Way

Etapa 1

Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles

24 km
5/5
7h
Etapa 2

Roncesvalles-Zubiri

21 km
3/5
5h15m
Etapa 3

Zubiri-Pamplona

20 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 4

Pamplona-Puente de la Reina

24 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 5

Puente de la Reina-Estrella

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 6

Estrella-Los Arcos

21 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 7

Los Arcos-Logroño

28 km
2/5
6h15m
Etapa 8

Logroño-Nájera

29 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 9

Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada

21 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado

22 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 11

San Juan de Ortega-Belorado

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 12

San Juan de Ortega-Burgos

26 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 13

Burgos-Hornillos del Camino

20 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 14

Hornillos del Camino-Castrojeriz

20 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 15

Castrojeriz-Frómista

25 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 16

Frómista-Carrión de los Condes

19 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 17

Carrión de los Condes-Calzadillla de la Cueza

20 km
2/5
4h32m
Etapa 18

Calzadilla de la Cueza-Sahagún

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 19

Sahagún-El Burro Ranero

18 km
2/5
4h
Etapa 20

El Burgo Ranero-Mansilla de las Mulas

19 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 21

Mansilla de las Mulas-León

18 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 22

León-Villavante

31 km
2/5
7h40m
Etapa 23

Villavante-Astorga

21 km
2/5
5h9min
Etapa 24

Astorga-Rabanal del Camino

21 km
2/5
5h50m
Etapa 25

Rabanal del Camino-Ponferrada

32 km
4/5
6h 30m
Etapa 26

Ponferrada-Villafranca del Bierzo

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 27

Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro

28 km
4/5
7h30m
Etapa 28

O Cebreiro-Triacastela

21 km
2/5
4h45m
Etapa 29

Triacastela-Sarria

18 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 30

Sarria-Portomarín

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 31

Portomarín-Palas de Rei

25 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 32

Palas de Rei-Arzúa

28 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 33

Arzúa-O Pedrouzo

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 34

O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela

19 km
2/5
4h30m

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