Villamayor de Monjardín is a small town located at the foot of the Castle of San Esteban of Deyo (to visit the ruins, ask for the key at the bar Ilarra)
The fortress walls are well conserved. Legend has it that king Sancho Garcés I, who conquered these lands, (the beginning of the X century) from the Muslims was buried here Villamayor of Monjardín was an important strategic location.
The enclave is more popularly known as the village of four lies because its name suggests it to be a great town inhabited by monks and full of gardens: "It is not a town, nor is it great, it has now monks, or indeed a garden." There is a small grocery shop that opens from March to October. The main site visited is the Romanesque church of San Andrés, from the XII century.
If you are traveling on the Camino de Santiago or are planning to do so soon, you should know that the distance separating Villamayor de Monjardín from Santiago de Compostela is 653 kilometers.
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