Arzúa | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
2.30km → Pregontoño
To Santiago: 
38.50
Altitude: 
385

Arzúa is a pleasant town with almost enough beds for pilgrims. If you find everything to be full and don’t feel like splurging on one of the many hotels in the area, the Polideportivo (sports hall) is often used to house pilgrims. Between here and O Pedrouzo lie a string of very small Galician hamlets of little note. The locals in these parts enjoy telling you, without the slightest tone of irony or sarcasm, that ‘no hay vacas in Galicia’ (there are no cows in Galicia). Hold that thought in your head while you slosh through a soggy trail on an otherwise sunny day.

Photo in Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago

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History: 

Making a connecting between modern Arzúa and its medieval self is an imperfect science. There is no mention of a town with that name, only one in the area called Villanova. Scholars widely agree that the absence of any other Villanova in the area, and the presence of two Romanesque churches in...

Fiesta: 

Famous for its cheese, Arzúa hosts an annual (and three days long) Festival of Cheese in March. They have been doing so for 40 years.

Several other festivals relating to farming, hunting dogs, and horses fill up the balance of the calendar. Apart from these secular celebrations, Arzúa celebrates Corpus Christi, as well as Nuestra Señora del Carmen, who is celebrated on the 16th of July,

The Road: 

The camino leaves Arzúa along a footpath, NOT the road. If you arrived at the main square, walk past the church (with your back to the road) and turn right onto the side street. The terrain is pleasant, a blend of trails and paved roads through small towns and lots of forests. There are a few...

Accommodation in Arzúa
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Cima de Lugar, 6

Xunta
46 6€ Photo in Albergue de Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Ultreia
Lugo, 126

Private
38 10*€ Photo in Albergue Ultreia on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Via Lactea
José Antonio, 26

Private
120 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Via Lactea on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Via Lactea on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Don Quijote
Lugo, 130

Private
50 10€ Photo in Albergue Don Quijote on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue da Fonte
Carme, 18

Private
20 10/12€ Photo in Albergue da Fonte on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Lugo, 107

Private
72 10/12€

7

Albergue Los Caminantes
Santiago, 14

Private
28 10€

8

De Camino Albergue
Lugo, 118

Private
46 10€ Photo in De Camino Albergue on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in De Camino Albergue on the Camino de Santiago

9

Pazo Santa María
O Pazo

Hotel
Photo in Pazo Santa María on the Camino de Santiago

10

Hotel Suiza
Vello

Hotel

11

Pensión Mesón do Peregrino
Ramón Franco, 7

Pension

12

Pensión Rúa
Lugo, 130

Pension

13

Pensión Casa Teodora
Lugo, 38

Pension

14

O Albergue de Selmo
Lugo, 133

Private
50 10€

15

La Casona de Nené
Padre Pardo, 24

Hotel

16

Pensión Cima do Lugar
Cima do Lugar, 22

Pension

17

The Way Hostel Arzúa
Cima do Lugar, 28

Private
40 10/17€