2.00km → Portomarín
Altitude: 
425

There are no shops of any kind in Vilachá, the last town before Portomarin. However there is frequently a small drinks table set up at one of the houses.

The Road: 

The camino will soon bring you within sight of Portomarín. You will also pass through the town of Vilachá before beginning the rather steep descent into the valley of the Río Miño and across the modern bridge to Portomarín. The camino into town passes over the new bridge. The old bridge...

Accommodation in Vilachá

Closed

1

Albergue Casa Banderas
Closed
10 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Banderas on the Camino de Santiago
7.50km → Gonzar
Altitude: 
388

Portomarín holds the distinction of being the newest oldest town along the camino. The Portomarín we see today is a transplanted version of the original town that originally settled in the valley below. Most of the town is new construction, but the church and a few smaller buildings were...

History: 

Portomarín gets its name from ‘porto’ or river crossing, and ‘marín’, a reference to the Sanctuary of St. Marina that was located here in the Middle Ages. It enjoyed its peak of prosperity in the 15th and 16th centuries when several of the Catholic Monarchs slept here. The nearby capital of Lugo...

Notice: 

Be aware of high-speed traffic as you are required to cross back and forth across the main road.

The Road: 

From the square simply head downhill along the colonnaded street and stick to it until you arrive at the main road. DO NOT keep going straight. Rather turn left and head back in the direction of the bridge into town. Before you get there arrows will direct you onto a different...

Accommodation in Portomarín

Xunta

1

Albergue de Portomarín
Xunta
Carretera de Lugo
110 6€
Private

2

Albergue Pasiño a Pasiño
Private
Compostela, 25
30 10€

3

Albergue Ferramenteiro
Private
Chantada, 3
130 10€

4

Albergue Casa do Marabillas
Private
Camiño do Monte, 3
20 15*€

5

Albergue Ultreia Portomarin
Private
Diputación, 9
26 10€

6

Albergue A Fontana de Luxo
Private
Fontedagra, 2
10 15€

7

Albergue Casa Cruz
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 16
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Cruz on the Camino de Santiago

8

Albergue El Caminante
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 6
46 10€

9

Albergue Aqua Portomarín
Private
Barreiros, 2
16 10€

10

Novo Porto
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 12
22 10€

11

Albergue Casona da Ponte
Private
Camiño da Capela, 10
10 15€

12

Albergue PortoSantiago
Private
Diputación, 8
14 10€ Photo in Albergue PortoSantiago on the Camino de Santiago

13

Albergue Pons Minea
Private
Sarria, 11
36 10€ Photo in Albergue Pons Minea on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue Villamartín
Private
Miño, 14
20 10€

15

Albergue O Mirador
Private
Peregrino, 27
29 10€ Photo in Albergue O Mirador on the Camino de Santiago

16

Albergue Folgueira
Private
Chantada, 18
32 10€ Photo in Albergue Folgueira on the Camino de Santiago

17

Albergue Manuel
Private
Miño, 1
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Manuel on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

18

Pensión Portomiño ⭑
Pension
Sarria, 2
Photo in Pensión Portomiño on the Camino de Santiago

19

Pensión Posada del Camino
Pension
Lugo, 1

20

Pensión Mar ⭑
Pension
Fraga Iribarne, 5
Hotel

21

Hotel Villajardín
Hotel
Miño, 14

22

Hotel Ferramenteiro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Chantada, 3
Photo in Hotel Ferramenteiro on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Portomarín on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Portomarín on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
501

Hórreo: If you pronounce this word like OREO you are pretty close. Hórreos are everywhere in northern Spain, from the smallest of hamlets to the largest of private estates. They vary in design from region to region and in Galicia they tend to stretch out lengthwise. They...

1.30km → Castromayor
Altitude: 
546

Gonzar is notable for the number of cows kept there, far more than the human population.

The bar along the road can be miserably swamped, but if you go a short way into town you can enjoy a coffee at Casa Garcia (next to the church) with its beautiful courtyard and quiet...

The Road: 

The camino leaves along the road but departs from it quite quickly. You will find that it does this often; the arrows have been placed in a manner which keeps you as far from heavy traffic as possible.

Accommodation in Gonzar

Xunta

1

Albergue de Gonzar
Xunta
Carretera
28 6€ Gonzar - Albergue de Gonzar
Private

2

Albergue Privado de Gonzar - Casa Garcia
Private
Gonzar, 8
20 10€
Camino de Santiago Map 24
Altitude: 
601
History: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

The Road: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

Accommodation in Castromayor

Private

1

Albergue Ortiz
Private
Castromaior, 2
18 10€
Pension

2

Pensión Casa Maruja
Pension
Castromaior
1.60km → Ventas de Narón
Altitude: 
678
The Road: 

When leaving Hospital de la Cruz it is important to pay close attention to the traffic. The camino crosses a large roundabout, goes over the highway, and then turns left. At this point, you are actually walking along the highway on-ramp, though only for a short distance. It turns right and...

Accommodation in Hospital de la Cruz

Xunta

1

Albergue de Hospital da Cruz
Xunta
Antiguas Escuelas
32 6€
Hostal

2

Hostal El Labrador
Hostal
Alto Hospital, 2
3.00km → Ligonde
Altitude: 
703

The bar O Cruceiro opens at 6 am, and there is a wonderful fountain in the picnic area. The small chapel here has a stamp, which is given by its blind caretaker with a bit of help from you.

The land in this area is poor for farming as the soil is rich with quartz and feldspar. The ridge...

History: 

The year 820 was an important one for Ventas de Naron, and for Christian Spain. For Ventas, it was the site of a battle between the Muslim and Christian forces. The Muslim forces aimed to expand their territory to the north and the Christians, led by the Asturian King Alfonso II 'the chaste',...

Accommodation in Ventas de Narón

Private

1

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ventas de Narón, 6
30 10€ Photo in Albergue O Cruceiro on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Casa Molar
Private
Ventas de Narón, 8
18 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Molar on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
725
Altitude: 
663
Altitude: 
642
1.10km → Eirexe [Airexe]
Altitude: 
628
History: 

Locals say that the field on your right at the start of town is a pilgrim cemetery. There doesn’t seem to be any commemoration of that fact, or protection of the site either. Whether it is or is not a cemetery seems less important than the insight gained by remembering how dangerous a pilgrimage...

Accommodation in Ligonde

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Escuela de Ligonde
Xunta
20 8€
Association

2

Albergue Fuente del Peregrino
Association
Ligonde, 4
9 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue Fuente del Peregrino on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → Portos
Altitude: 
632
History: 

Eucalyptus: The Eucalyptus tree, indigenous to Australia, was brought to Galicia in 1865 for the construction trade. It proved to be a poor choice and is now used to produce paper (most of it is shipped to the mills in Portugal). The Galicians have a love/hate relationship with...

Accommodation in Eirexe [Airexe]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Eirexe
Xunta
Eirexe, 17
20 6€ Photo in Albergue de Eirexe on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

2

Pension Eirexe
Pension
4 10€
0.50km → Lestedo
Altitude: 
582
The Road: 

You will pass through A Prebisa and Lameiros, no services.

Accommodation in Portos

Private

1

Albergue A Paso de Formiga
Private
Portos , 4
13 12€ Photo in Albergue A Paso de Formiga on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

2

Albergue A Calzada
Closed
10 10€
2.10km → Brea
Altitude: 
596
The Road: 

You will pass through Os Valos and Mamurria, no services.

Accommodation in Lestedo

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rectoral de Lestedo
Casa Rural
Lestedo
Altitude: 
634
Altitude: 
615
2.80km → Palas de Rei
Altitude: 
621

Brea is Gallego for road, and is a very common name for a small village.

The Road: 

From here the camino passes through more forests and nears the road at Rosario.

Altitude: 
626
The Road: 

Along the descent from here you will pass Os Chacotes, a recreational area with a log-cabin style hotel and sports facilities. At the entrance to Palas de Rei is the Iglesia de San Tirso, where a stamp is available. From there it is down a set of stairs into town.


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