Agés is a small village nestled on a hillock at the southern end of the Montes de Oca woods. Breathtaking views across the Vena river valley and the northern slopes of the Sierra de Atapuerca hills eventually give way to the city of Burgos. The village is at the heart of a rich history and culture. Lying on the ancient Way of St. James pilgrim route and within striking distance of the prehistoric excavations in the Sierra de Atapuerca, Agés is also a close neighbor to the Cathedral of Burgos. All three have been declared World Heritage sites. Ages is a typical small Castilian village strongly influenced by more than a thousand years of history, which has left traces in the organisation of the housing, livestock and farming areas. The 16th century Gothic-style church stands out as the architectural focal point of the village. The houses, with their sheds and yards, are built on wooden frameworks filled with plaster and stones. In addition, some public amenities remain including the bread making oven, the forge and the pond used for laundering clothes.
There are four albergues in Agés
The Municipal albergue (36 beds)
- El Pajar albergue (Private, 32 beds)
- San Rafael albergue (Private, 34 beds)
- Caracol albergue (Private, 7 beds)
offering better choice than the singular albergue at St Juan de Ortega.