Hontanas is a village on the Camino de Santiago in the province of Burgos, autonomous community of Castile -Leon.


The name refers to the good water supply of the village through various sources and developed by consonant shift from " Fontana " to " Hontanas ".

Witness the long ties of the place with the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela is the former pilgrim hospital " Hospital de San Juan " or " Meson de los Franceses " ( French house). It has been restored and now serves again as a pilgrim hostel. In addition, Domenico Laffi mentioned the place in his pilgrim's report.


  • Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception ( Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción ), 14th century, with a Baroque altarpiece of Fernando de la Peña. In addition, one of the eponymous sources.
  • Former and reactivated pilgrim hostel " Hospital de San Juan / de los Franceses "


  • Patron Saint: 6 to 8 December
  • St. Rochus Fire ( Hoguera de San Roque ): August 16