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Tosantos, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Burgos
Municipality Tosantos
 - Total 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 60
 - Density 12.0/km2 (31.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Tosantos is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 60 inhabitants. Tosantos is located on the Camino de Santiago de Compostells, a 1200 year old pilgrimage route that runs through France and Northern Spain to the Spanish city of Santiago. The hamlet has a pilgrim hostel which is open from April through October and hosts up to 50 pilgrims a night.

800 years ago a woman, known as La Hermita, lived in a cave in the cliffs above Tosantos and ministered to the passing Pilgrims. A chapel has been built into that cave and once a year, on Fiesta day, the inhabitants of Tosantos hold a procession through the town, up the winding path to the cave and give thanks to God, Santa Maria and La Hermita for blessing the town.

Coordinates: 42°25′N 3°14′W / 42.417°N 3.233°W / 42.417; -3.233



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