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Altitude: 
285
2.10km → Lavacolla
Altitude: 
335
History: 

The written history of San Paio has been lost to the ages, but the church here is dedicated to San Paio (or Payo), the 14 year old saint who was kidnapped by the invading Muslim troops, taken to Sevilla, and ultimately martyred to pieces and tossed into the Guadalquivir.

3.50km → Lavacolla
Altitude: 
293
1.30km → Vilamaior
Altitude: 
295
History: 

The name Lavacolla has one of the most debated origins of all the camino towns. They range from the bland “field at the bottom of the hill” to the more profane “scrub your scrotum.” What is more widely accepted is that pilgrims bathed in this river before entering the Cathedral.

The Road: 

If you walked down the stairs to visit either of the bars at the bottom, turn and walk up the steps towards the Iglesia de Benaval. The camino continues around to the right-hand side and down to cross the road. At the road, cross at the crosswalk and continue along the road and over the famous...

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Hotel

1

Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lavacolla, 41
Photo in Hotel Ruta Jacobea on the Camino de Santiago

2

Hotel Garcas
Hotel
Naval, 2
Photo in Hotel Garcas on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

3

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Lavacolla
Casa Rural

4

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Xan Xordo, 6
Photo in Pazo Xan Xordo on the Camino de Santiago
Private

5

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
Lavacolla, 35
32 12€
3.70km → San Marcos
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
Altitude: 
365

Accommodation in San Marcos

Hotel

1

Hotel Akelarre ⭑
Hotel
San Marcos, 37
Photo in Hotel Akelarre on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
340

Monte de Gozo, or Mount Joy, was once the first place that pilgrims could get a glimpse of the Cathedral spires. A new stand of trees blocks the view now. It is a large gathering place for pilgrims, who flock to the over-sized monument commemorating the pilgrimage that Pope John Paul II...

The Road: 

You do not need to enter the complex but for the sake of curiosity, carrying on down the road will take you where you are heading.

Pass the outdoor gallery of a local (and gifted) sculptor of stone and cross the bridge over the highway. It is midway over this bridge that you enter the...

Accommodation in Monte del Gozo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Xunta
Estrellas, 80
400 6€
Association

2

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
Rua das Estrelas 80
68 Donativo€
History: 

This outermost barrio of Santiago was once the closest point that pilgrims affected with leprosy were permitted to go. See last page for accommodation here.

The Road: 

The walk into Santiago is through the urbanized zone that has grown up around the old town. After passing over the highway bridge the first part of Santiago you walk through is the Barrio San Lazaro; the church here is said to be the limit for pilgrims with leprosy. There is a fairly large...

Altitude: 
250

Welcome to Santiago! There are a tremendous amount of things to see and things to do in Santiago de Compostela; you are encouraged to stay for at least one full day extra for exploring the web of streets, all of which seem to bring you back to the Cathedral.

Your pilgrim related business...

Notice: 
One word of caution regarding accommodation is in order. If you are arriving in the high season, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. There have been several additions to the albergue roster in recent year but the numbers of pilgrims still exceed capacity in the high season.

The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Private

1

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2
60 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios
199 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3
20 15€ Photo in Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26
30 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3
40 10€

8

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara
84 17€

10

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10
62 15/25€ Photo in Albergue The Last Stamp on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15
22 14/18€ Photo in Albergue Azabache on the Camino de Santiago

12

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67
30 11/13*€

13

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7
48 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Roots & Boots on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38
24 10/14€

15

Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10
24 10/15€ Photo in Albergue Porta Real on the Camino de Santiago

16

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14
24 12€

24

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a
36 10/12€

25

Albergue La Credencial
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13
36 10/14€

26

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28
66

27

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

28

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

29

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30
20 12-20€

30

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11
38 22-26€€
Xunta

2

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
Xunta
San Lázaro
80 10€
Association

5

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
Estocolmo
150 8€
Parochial

9

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova
110 8*€ Photo in Albergue Fin del Camino on the Camino de Santiago
Parador

17

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Obradoiro, 1
Photo in Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

18

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3
Photo in Hospedería San Martín Pinario on the Camino de Santiago

19

Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Doutor Teixeiro, 15
Photo in Hotel Nest Style Santiago on the Camino de Santiago

20

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5
Photo in Hotel Avenida on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

21

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32
Photo in Hostal Alameda on the Camino de Santiago

22

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3
Photo in Hostal Mapoula on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

23

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37

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