The Camino Frances in Galicia | Page 2 | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
537
Altitude: 
520
Altitude: 
573
Altitude: 
485
0.40km → A Balsa
Altitude: 
737
5.00km → Montán
Altitude: 
740

You will notice very quickly, through both smell and sight, that dairy cows are the primary trade. The light brown color gives them their name, the Rubia Gallega; though you will also see an imported imposter, the Dutch Holstein.

The Road: 

Between here and San Xil you will pass a large fountain with a large scallop shell with a lot of graffiti and algae. Beyond that by two more kilometers is the Alto de Riocabo. You will also pass through San Xil de Carballo, with no services.

Accommodation in A Balsa

Private

1

Albergue El Beso
Private
16 10€ Photo in Albergue El Beso on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
863
1.00km → Fontearcuda
Altitude: 
761

You will not enter the village of Montán, but rather pass along the edge. While there is no fixed bar, there is a small picnic area with an on-again-off-again vending machine.

You will pass through Fontearcuda and Furela, no services.

2.20km → Furela
Altitude: 
735
1.30km → Pintín
Altitude: 
674
1.40km → Calvor
Altitude: 
622

Accommodation in Pintín

Pension

1

Pensión Casa Cines
Pension
Pintín, 5
0.50km → Aguiada
Altitude: 
518

The camino does not go through Calvor, but rather passes near its Iglesia de San Estevo y San Pablo. To get to the church, turn left for a short detour once you leave Pintín. The church itself is nothing spectacular, but the site has been home to one building or another since two monks...

The Road: 

The camino does not go through Calvor, but rather passes near its Iglesia de San Estevo y San Pablo. To get to the church, turn left for a short detour once you leave Pintín. The church itself is nothing spectacular, but the site has been home to one building or another since two monks from...

Accommodation in Calvor

Xunta

1

Albergue de Hospital de Calvor
Xunta
22 6€ Photo in Albergue de Hospital de Calvor on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
498
The Road: 

The remainder of the camino to Sarria is along the footpath adjacent to the road.

4.00km → Sarria
Altitude: 
492

Accommodation in San Mamed do Camiño

Private

1

Paloma y Leña
Private
San Mamed, 4
20 12€
Altitude: 
499
3.60km → Vilei
Altitude: 
451

Sarria now holds the record for the most albergues in one town. Don’t be alarmed by the swell of pilgrims that appear overnight once you reach this point; the closest city to the minimum 100km point set by the church to be eligible to receive the Compostela. The effect can be dramatic during the...

History: 

Archeological digs in the area around Sarria have revealed the presence of a considerable pre-Roman settlement. Documentation supporting more recent inhabitations, on the other hand, is hard to come by, and the earliest written records don’t appear until the 6th century. Whatever existed at that...

Notice: 

Along the way between Sarria and Portomarin it is common to find beggars and buskers and the occasional scam artist soliciting your support and money and signature. Do your best to avoid becoming ensnared, the best method is to keep on walking. Also, you are advised to get your credential...

The Road: 

The camino exits town along the Rúa Maior in the old town and passes the Convento de la Magdalena. Take note that the camino actually turns left BEFORE arriving at the convent. It goes steeply downhill to the road, turns right, and soon crosses the Río Celeiro on the...

Accommodation in Sarria

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Sarria
Xunta
Mayor, 31
40 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos de Sarria on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Matías
Private
Mayor, 4
40 9€ Photo in Albergue Matías on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue San Lázaro
Private
San Lázaro, 7
28 10€ Photo in Albergue San Lázaro on the Camino de Santiago

4

Alma do Camiño
Private
Calvo Sotelo, 199
100 9€ Photo in Alma do Camiño on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Dos Oito Marabedís
Private
Conde de Lemos, 23
24 10€ Photo in Albergue Dos Oito Marabedís on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue La Casona de Sarria
Private
San Lázaro, 24
15 10/12€ Photo in Albergue La Casona de Sarria on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue O Antoxo
Private
Calvo Sotelo, 211
Sarria - Albergue O Antoxo

8

Albergue Casa Peltre
Private
Escalinata da Fonte, 10
22 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Peltre on the Camino de Santiago

9

Albergue Obradoiro
Private
Mayor, 49
38 8€ Photo in Albergue Obradoiro on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue Los Blasones
Private
Mayor, 31
42 8€ Photo in Albergue Los Blasones on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Casino
Private
Mayor, 65
28 10€ Photo in Albergue Casino on the Camino de Santiago

12

Albergue Oasis
Private
Vigo de Sarria, 12
27 10€ Photo in Albergue Oasis on the Camino de Santiago

13

Albergue Monasterio de la Magdalena
Private
Merced, 60
102 10€ Photo in Albergue Monasterio de la Magdalena on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue Credencial
Private
Peregrino, 50
28 9€ Sarria - Albergue Credencial

15

Albergue O Durmiñento
Private
Mayor, 44
41 10€ Photo in Albergue O Durmiñento on the Camino de Santiago

16

Albergue Mayor
Private
Mayor, 64
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Mayor on the Camino de Santiago

17

Albergue A Pedra
Private
Vigo de Sarria, 19
15 10€ Photo in Albergue A Pedra on the Camino de Santiago

18

Albergue Puente Ribeira
Private
Peregrino, 23
50 Photo in Albergue Puente Ribeira on the Camino de Santiago

19

Albergue Internacional Sarria
Private
Mayor, 57
44 10€ Photo in Albergue Internacional Sarria on the Camino de Santiago

20

Albergue Barbacoa del Camino
Private
Esqueiredos, 1
18 10€ Photo in Albergue Barbacoa del Camino on the Camino de Santiago

21

Albergue Don Álvaro
Private
Mayor, 10
48 9€ Photo in Albergue Don Álvaro on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

22

La Pensión de Ana ⭑
Pension
Cimo da Agra, 11
Photo in La Pensión de Ana on the Camino de Santiago

23

Matias Rooms ⭑
Pension
Rosalía de Castro, 19
Photo in Matias Rooms on the Camino de Santiago

24

Pensión La Estación ⭑⭑
Pension
Matías López, 106
Photo in Pensión La Estación on the Camino de Santiago

25

Pensión Casa Matías ⭑⭑
Pension
Calvo Sotelo, 39
Photo in Pensión Casa Matías on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

26

Hostal dpCristal ⭑⭑
Hostal
Calvo Sotelo, 198
Photo in Hostal dpCristal on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

27

Hotel Alfonso IX ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Peregrino, 29
Photo in Hotel Alfonso IX on the Camino de Santiago

28

Hotel Mar de Plata ⭑
Hotel
Formigueiros, 5
Photo in Hotel Mar de Plata on the Camino de Santiago
0.40km → Barbadelo
Altitude: 
522

Vilei is often mismarked as Barbadelo on the map and in guidebooks. They are distinct hamlets, less than 1km apart. It has grown into quite a pilgrim stop from the abandoned hamlet it once was. It now counts two albergues and a trinket shop and is a pleasant place to stay if you find Sarria to...

History: 

Vilei and many of the small hamlets throughout Galicia have always been the agricultural heart of Galicia, working primarily in the dairy industry. Pilgrims come and go, and nothing for them changes much. These clusters of inhabited places are called caserios, and in many cases they number only...

Accommodation in Vilei

Private

1

Albergue Casa Barbadelo
Private
70 9€ Photo in Albergue Casa Barbadelo on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue 108 to Santiago
Private
12 8€ Photo in Albergue 108 to Santiago on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Vilei on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Vilei on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Mercado da Serra
Altitude: 
549

Barbadelo, small as it is, once housed a monastery in 874. The current church dates from the 12th century and has several quality sculptures, including the animals carved into the north portal. It is 50m off the camino to your left, signed.

Accommodation in Barbadelo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Barbadelo
Xunta
18 6€ Photo in Albergue de Barbadelo on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

A Casa de Carmen
Private
32 10€ Photo in A Casa de Carmen on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue O Pombal
Private
8 10€

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