Frómista, on the French Way

Information about Frómista

The town and municipality known as Frómista is located in the province of Palencia and in the region of Tierra de Campos, belonging to the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León.

This land is widely known for being home to one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture, the Church of San Martin. However, the city itself and its surroundings will also dazzle you with its charm.

This beautiful city was born as a settlement near a Roman villa called Frumesta vacceos, a name derived from the word frumentum, due to the abundance of wheat that existed in their fields. During the Middle Ages this settlement became a city of splendour and around the year 1066 the Monastery of San Martín was built, ordered by Doña Mayor, widow of King Sancho Garcés III of Navarre.

Between the 12th and 15th centuries, the city was divided into two distinct jurisdictions. It is for this reason that Gómez Benavides founded the Monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Merced with the purpose of unifying it.

What to see and do in Frómista

Church of San Martín de Tours

Considered as “the goddess of the Romanesque churches of Palencia”, it is a treasure for art history lovers. This very famous building is one