Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Information about Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a town of medieval origin, located on the banks of the river Oja. It owes its name to its founder, Saint Dominic, who built a bridge, a pilgrims’ hospital and a hostelry here, which is proof of the great importance of pilgrimages for the development of cities.

In this small city you can wander through streets full of history in its monumental area, marvel at the remains of the walls dating from the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and admire the formidable Cathedral; a perfect example of Gothic art in our country.

There is always something to do in Santo Domingo de la Calzada: art, culture and heritage are combined with exquisite gastronomy. As a curiosity, inside the Cathedral there is a henhouse where a rooster and a hen live, as a symbol of commemoration of the miracle of the hanged pilgrim.