Quintana del Monte
is a village situated 40km from León, Spain
It is one of the locations on the "Camino de Santiago"; it is near Sahagún.
It belongs to the city council of Valdepolo
, which has 1593 inhabitants.
During the sixties and seventies, most of the population left the village looking for a job and a future in main cities as Madrid
. In hollidays they come back and celebrate the "hollidaymaker's party" in August, although the main celebration is the 14th September, called "Fiesta de la Cruz".
The economy is based on the agriculture and the farming, but every day more, tourism is being an important source in the surroundings.
The great forest predominated by hundred-year-old oaks
and the Quintana's lake are the prizest things in Quintana del Monte.