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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€
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.

1.60km → Carballal
Altitude: 
558

Palas is bisected by a pair of large roads which twist and turn through town. After coming down the staircase, and with the municipal albergue on your left, the road to the right leads to a grocery and back to Portomarin. Straight on to bars and restaurants and albergues and the road out of town...

History: 

The origin of the name Palas de Rei, ‘Palace of the King’, is owed to the last Visigothic king to rule Spain. Witiza had a brief reign, from 700-709, and he was only 14 when he was anointed. The family ruled all of the Iberian peninsula from Toledo and it wasn’t until 701 that Witiza...

The Road: 

You have now entered eucalyptus territory, and although there are patches of old oak forests to be found this non-indigenous species has taken over the landscape and has become a symbol of Galicia.

Accommodation in Palas de Rei

Xunta

1

Albergue Os Chacotes
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19
112 6€ Photo in Albergue Os Chacotes on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue de Palas de Rei
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19
60 6€ Photo in Albergue de Palas de Rei on the Camino de Santiago
Private

3

Albergue A Casiña di Marcello
Private
Camiño da Aldeia de Abaixo
17 10€ Photo in Albergue A Casiña di Marcello on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Buen Camino
Private
Peregrino, 3
41 10€ Photo in Albergue Buen Camino on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Outeiro
Private
Plaza de Galicia, 25
50 10€

6

Albergue Zendoira
Private
Amado Losada, 10
50 10€

7

Albergue Mesón de Benito
Private
Paz
80 10€ Photo in Albergue Mesón de Benito on the Camino de Santiago

8

Albergue San Marcos
Private
Next to church
71 10€ Palas de Rei - Albergue San Marcos

9

Albergue Castro
Private
Ourense, 24
56 10€ Palas de Rei - Albergue Castro
Casa Rural

10

Casa Carla
Casa Rural
La Paz, 3

11

Complejo la Cabaña ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Doctor Pardo Ouro, 4
Photo in Complejo la Cabaña on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

12

Pensión Bar Plaza
Pension
Compostela, 21
Photo in Pensión Bar Plaza on the Camino de Santiago

13

Pensión Palas ⭑
Pension
San Tirso
Photo in Pensión Palas on the Camino de Santiago

14

Pensión Casa Curro
Pension
Ourense, 15

15

Pension Casa Camiño
Pension
Peregrino, 10
Hostal

16

Hostel O Castelo
Hostal
Cruceiro, 14
Photo in Hostel O Castelo on the Camino de Santiago

17

Hostal Ponterroxán ⭑
Hostal
Compostela, 109
Photo in Hostal Ponterroxán on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Palas de Rei on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → San Xulian
Altitude: 
529

You have now entered eucalyptus territory, and although there are patches of old oak forests to be found this non-indigenous species has taken over the landscape and has become a symbol of Galicia.

1.10km → Ponte Campaña
Altitude: 
467
History: 

Saint Julian is one of the favored Saints of the camino and is the patron of hospitallers and hoteliers. The legend that surrounds his calling to the camino is a dark one: As a young noblemen fond of hunting, he receives a prophecy (by a deer no less) that he would kill his own parents...

Notice: 

A small one-horse town, the bar and albergue here are not likely to open before noon.

The Road: 

Near San Xulain the camino is undergoing a rerouting to accommodate the new highway connecting Santiago with Lugo. Most recently this meant walking across the unfinished highway. Changes are frequent and it is best to follow the detour signage.

Accommodation in San Xulian

Private

1

Albergue O Abrigadoiro
Private
San Xulian do Camiño
18 12€
1.10km → Casanova
Altitude: 
422
History: 

Pontecampaña is the setting for a bloody battle which was fought between Fernán Ruiz de Castro (on behalf of King Pedro I of Castile) and Pedro’s half-brother Enrique II. It was 1370 and the resulting feud left ‘rivers of blood.’ Of note today are the remains of the ancient granite...

Accommodation in Ponte Campaña

Private

1

Albergue Casa Domingo
Private
Aldea de Pontecampaña - Mato
18 10€

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