Ponte Maceira | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
0.80km → Ponte Maceira → Barca
To Finisterre: 
72.70
To Muxía: 
70.60
Altitude: 
145

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the Río Tambre. If not that, then the río itself. The river here is a popular swimming hole for the locals and is cold and refreshing for the feet. If you do chose to swim, mind the currents.

Ponte Maceira is one of the most picturesque villages along this route, take the time to rest and take it all in.

Notice: 
The one bar/restaurant in town is closed every Wednesday.
The Road: 

Cross over the bridge and follow the road out of town. As is common in these parts, the camino will continue to parallel the main road, crossing and then crossing back through the village of Barca. It feels un-necessary but it keeps you away from the traffic. Negreira is the next city of note...

History: 

The heavily disputed legend of the translatio tells us that it was here that the disciples of Santiago, fleeing their Roman captors, were aided by divine intervention. Upon crossing the bridge the center span gave away, stranding the Romans on the other side. This legend, which some...

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Services
Bar: 
Yes, which does meals.
Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago