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This small village of just fifty inhabitants has its origin in the mid X century on the stage of the Reconquista.

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Agés was founded as a frontier settlement and is the first town in the Valley of the River Vena. In 1135 king Fernando VII, in his efforts to protect the pilgrims visiting the tomb of the Apostle, deviated the ancient route. Since then the way has passed through Agés, to the detriment of the riverside town of Arlanzón. Today, Agés retains its spirit of the Camino. It is predominantly an agricultural town, which comes to life in the summer its families return to their home village, following their escape during the rural exodus and, when travelling pilgrims stop to visit on their way to Santiago.


The origin of the name Agés is not entirely clear. Linguists have considered several possibilities: beech forest, border (this enclave was established during the Reconquista) or that it derives from the Arabic word fageg, meaning "the pilgrims". It is possible to visit the archaeological site of Atapuerca through a special promotion aimed at the pilgrims. Every day (except on Mondays), a bus picks up visitors to the town and takes them to the site. On showing credential, the price is 5 euros. At the end of the tour the bus returns them to the collection point. For more information and reservations (+34) 902 024 246 | (+34) 947 421 000 |


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Josean 29/04/16 13:25:59
La gente de este pueblo son decepcionares, el albergue de san Rafael desastroso en todo, habitación, baño, comida y lo peor el precio que se creen que es un Hostal. Se aprobechan de los peregrinos. Ya del bar del Alquintas ni hablar, la dueña es la que nanda en todo hasta en lo que tienes que desayunar, del pobre marido no digamos, le tiene acojinado. Es la una decepción que llevo en estos días. Lo que hacen es aprovecharse de los peregrinos y como no hay más tienes que tragar. Un saludo a todos y ante todo buen camino.
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