At the beginning of the 21st century, we can see how the Canal de Castilla, a true work of Hydraulic Engineering of the eighteenth century considered as an Asset of Cultural Interest according to Decree 154/91 of June 13, 1991, continues to be very useful for the economy of the provinces of Palencia, Valladolid and Burgos and the population through which it passes, for its irrigation and water supply uses to more than 200,000 people.
We invite you to enjoy this work of Hydraulic engineering. It will transport you by its margins and you can travel by boat, bike, horseback or simply on foot. You will enjoy the landscape, the flora, the fauna, and all its architectural elements, at the same time that you will be able to make routes for the artistic heritage of the localities through which it passes, and to recover your strength to taste the gastronomy of the area.
Juan de Homar Boat
The Diputación de Palencia has inaugurated a new location for the Juan de Homar vessel. Sail through the Canal de Castilla, on the route between Frómista and Boadilla del Camino, in parallel with the Camino de Santiago.
The ship makes different routes through the Canal de Castilla (6.5 km and 3.5 km.), From the jetty of Frómista next to the quad lock, and the municipality of Boadilla del Camino, at the meeting point between the Camino de Santiago and the Canal de Castilla.
As for the price of tickets, the general ticket has a price of 5 euros while the reduced is 3 euros for groups of at least 10 people, schoolchildren, students, holders of the youth card, retirees, pensioners and large families.
There is a special price for pilgrims of € 2.00 and a reduced ticket for a single journey of € 3.00.
Admission is free for children up to 7 years old as well as for teachers or guides accompanying groups.
Reserve your place by calling 673 368 486.
Marqués de la Ensenada Boat
The Marqués de la Ensenada Boat awaits you in the town of Herrera de Pisuerga, next to the Interpretation Center of the Canal de Castilla and the San Andrés Dam.
You can check the operation of a lock during navigation, moving to the time when the barges went up the sixth lock and you will become a channel during this trip through the Canal.