If you are just passing through our city, we propose a one-day plan, and you will not be bored for a single moment.
The Virgen del Puente hermitage.
The route through the architectural patrimony of Sahagún could start at the Virgen del Puente hermitage, situated three kilometres from the town centre, where you can contemplate sculptures by Alphonse VI and Bernardo de Sédirac. They mark the Geographic Centre of the Road to Santiago, and also the small XII century building with a single apse, decorated in typical Mudejar style.
The Trinity and Saint John of Sahagún
Once in the town, the old church of the Trinity welcomes tourists. It is also the Tourist Office, municipal hostel for pilgrims and an Auditorium.
Pick up a map of the town at the Tourist Office and check all you need to make your visit to Sahagún a pleasant one, without missing anything out.
Nearby is the church of Saint John, dating back to 1627 and built on the old house where the saint was born. It houses a relic of the saint, as well as pieces of great value from Saint Benito monastery; pulpits, a coffer containing relics, sculptures, tombstones, amongst others.
The Parish church of Saint Lorenzo
El Arco street takes us to Saint Lorenzo parish church, built in the XII century in pure Mudejar style with its three apses, the central one resting on a truncated pyramid tower. Inside there is an XVIII century alterpiece by Tomé Sierra, the remains of some plaster work and marble capitals. The chapel of Jesús, built in the XVII century, which houses the Way of the Cross and a relief by Guillem Doncel and Juan D’Angers. Spend some time visiting this place and admiring the quality of many of its figures.
Alóndiga street leads to the Main Square, remodelled in the 1950s, and the Town Hall. This is one of the liveliest areas and the perfect place to have a drink. .
Saint Tirso church
Very nearby is Saint Tirso church, considered to be the first temple in Mudéjar style in the Peninsula, built in the XII century.
It is worth entering this building to contemplate the small sample of religious art, and the important series of models of monuments of Sahagún.
Saint Benedict Monastery
Next to the church can be found the remains of Saint Benito monastery, the chapel of Saint Mancio or Saint Benedict dating back to the XII century, the XIX century clock tower and Arch of Saint Benedict, dating back to the XVII century.
The remains that can be seen today are only a small part of what this great centre of power represented in the Middle Ages.
Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters.
Next, you can visit the Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters, founded in the XVI century, which houses a Museum of religious art and a chapel with a Churrigueresque altarpiece where the remains of Alphonse VI, four of his wives and several infants, are kept.
Sanctuary of the Woman Pilgrim
Continuing along Bermejo and Calderón Avenue towards the outskirts of the town, is the Sanctuary of the Woman Pilgrim, an old Franciscan convent founded in the XIII century.
Having been recently restored, the inside of the sanctuary is in excellent condition.
Just before the entrance, there is a viewpoint with a telescope through which all of the monuments in Sahagún can be seen.
Before leaving the town you can cross Canto Bridge, which is part of the old Roman road.