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2.10km → Campanilla
Altitude: 
482

Accommodation in Casanova

Xunta

1

Albergue de Mato
Xunta
20 6€
Private

2

Albergue Turístico A Bolboreta
Private
Vilar de Remonde
8 13*€
0.80km → Coto
Altitude: 
467
0.60km → Leboreiro
Altitude: 
478

With several bars and one casa rural, Coto sits along a small stretch of the old road.

The Road: 

With several bars and one casa rural, Coto sits along a small stretch of the old road.

Accommodation in Coto

Hostal

1

Hostal Rural Casa de los Somoza
Hostal
O Coto
Hotel

2

Hotel Los Dos Alemanes
Hotel
Coto Melide
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3.90km → Furelos
Altitude: 
449

Leboreiro is one of the more charming hamlets along this stretch of road. It is sparsely populated but well maintained. The small Romanesque Iglesia de Santa María de las Nieves has a nice tympanum. Also of note is the first cabaceiro, a small woven structure with a thatched roof that serves the...

History: 

The church is also surrounded by legend. It is a familiar one, retold in similar churches and capillas all across Europe. It is the legend of the Virgin that moves in the night. It tells of a mysterious spring that emerged suddenly and which glowed at night. In their search for the source of the...

1.50km → Melide
Altitude: 
418

In addition to the Iglesia de San Juan, with its uncommon crucifix, Furelos has a bridge and a bar. Both are impressive, the former for dating back to the Romans, and the latter for the tortillas.

History: 

The village and its pilgrims hospice were under the ownership of the Hospitallers of San Juan in the 12th century. The Iglesia de San Juan is worth visiting for its quite interesting crucifix which depicts Jesus not with his hands outstretched to his sides, but rather with one hand...

Photo in Furelos on the Camino de Santiago
5.80km → Boente
Altitude: 
455

Although it has been on the menu as far back as O Cebreiro, Pulpo (octopus) doesn’t seem to garnish much attention until Melide. Despite its apparent disconnect with the sea, Melide’s thriving Thursday market meant that shipping pulpo was a profitable enterprise. It is served today as...

History: 

Melide is an ancient settlement and despite its importance as a natural crossroad since Neolithic times, it has never been protected by a wall. In Medieval times the overwhelming bulk of the town industries were tied to the camino. This is evident today in the way the town is shaped; stretched...

The Road: 

The traffic through Melide can be dangerous, particularly on market days when booths line the crowded streets and the arrows through town become difficult to spot. Simply follow along with the main road to the first roundabout. If you have not yet crossed the main road do so at the roundabout,...

Accommodation in Melide

Xunta

1

Albergue de Melide
Xunta
San Antonio, 25
156 6€
Private

2

Albergue Pereiro
Private
Progreso, 43
40 6/10€

3

Albergue Arraigos
Private
Cantón San Roque, 9
20 10€

4

Albergue San Antón
Private
San Antonio, 6
36 10-12€ Photo in Albergue San Anton on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ronda de A Coruña, 2
72 10€ Photo in Albergue O Cruceiro on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Montoto
Private
Codeseira, 31
50 12€

7

Albergue Melide
Private
Lugo, 92
57 10€ Photo in Albergue Melide on the Camino de Santiago

8

Albergue O Candil
Private
Principal, 21
12 15*€

9

Albergue O Apalpador II
Private
Cantón de San Roque, 9
32 10€ Photo in Albergue O Apalpador II on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue O Apalpador
Private
San Antonio, 23
30 10€ Photo in Albergue O Apalpador on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Alfonso II
Private
Toques y Friol, 52-54
34 10€ Photo in Albergue Alfonso II on the Camino de Santiago

12

Albergue Vilela
Private
San Antonio, 2
28 10€ Photo in Albergue Vilela on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

13

B&B A Lúa do Camiño
Casa Rural
Circunvalación - Campo da Feira
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Pension

14

Pensión El Molino ⭑
Pension
Castro, 23
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15

Pensión Xaneiro ⭑
Pension
La Habana, 43
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16

Pensión Berenguela
Pension
San Roque, 2
Hotel

17

Hotel Carlos 96 ⭑
Hotel
Lugo, 119

18

Hotel Sony
Hotel
Santiago

19

Hotel Pousada Chiquitín
Hotel
San Antón, 18
16 30-70€ Photo in Hotel Pousada Chiquitín on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
450
Altitude: 
415
2.80km → Castañeda
Altitude: 
390

The first building in Boente on your left is the Bar de los Alemanes, and this is the best bar in town. Further down the hill, the camino crosses the main road (caution) where two albergues and a few bars are located.

You can get a sello in the Iglesia de...

The Road: 

Walking past the church the camino turns right and descends more. The hills ahead are steep in both directions, take it easy.

Accommodation in Boente

Private

1

Albergue El Alemán
Private
40 12€

2

Albergue Os Albergues
Private
30 11€ Photo in Albergue Os Albergues on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Boente
Private
En frente de la Iglesia
40 10-12€
Altitude: 
380
History: 

It is said that the ovens that produced lime for the construction of the Cathedral were here in Castañeda. Pilgrims carried the raw materials here from Triacastela and swapped it for lime which they carried to Santiago.

The Road: 

It is uphill once more, followed by a steady descent into the valley below, steep at points.

Accommodation in Castañeda

Private

1

Albergue Santiago
Private
6 1€ Photo in Albergue Santiago on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
305

A bar near the river with a large patio for celebrating a successful walk. The river here is quite cold and the perfect place to dip your feet.

The Road: 

The camino to Arzúa begins with a steady walk uphill. By the time you reach the road it levels out and the remaining kilometers are flat into town.

Accommodation in Ribadiso da Baixo

Municipal

1

Albergue de Ribadiso da Baixo
Municipal
Ribadiso de Baixo
70 6€ Photo in Albergue de Ribadiso da Baixo on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Ribadiso de Baixo
56 10€ Photo in Albergue Los Caminantes on the Camino de Santiago
2.30km → Arzúa
Altitude: 
350

There is now an albergue in the upper part of Ribadiso. It is located at the top of the climb and before you get to Arzúa.

Accommodation in Ribadiso da Carretera

Private

1

Albergue Milpes
Private
Ribadiso, 7
24 10€ Photo in Albergue Milpes on the Camino de Santiago
2.30km → Pregontoño
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...

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...

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

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Xunta
Cima de Lugar, 6
46 6€ Photo in Albergue de Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

O Albergue de Selmo
Private
Lugo, 133
50 10€

3

Albergue da Fonte
Private
Carme, 18
20 10/12€ Photo in Albergue da Fonte on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue O Santo
Private
Xosé Neira Vilas, 4
22 12€

5

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Private
Lugo, 107
72 10/12€

6

Albergue Ultreia
Private
Lugo, 126
38 10*€ Photo in Albergue Ultreia on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Santiago, 14
28 10€

8

Albergue Via Lactea
Private
José Antonio, 26
120 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Via Lactea on the Camino de Santiago

9

The Way Hostel Arzúa
Private
Cima do Lugar, 28
40 10/17€

10

De Camino Albergue
Private
Lugo, 118
46 10€ Photo in De Camino Albergue on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Don Quijote
Private
Lugo, 130
50 10€ Photo in Albergue Don Quijote on the Camino de Santiago

12

Casa del Peregrino
Private
Cima de Lugar, 7
14 10-12€
Pension

13

Pensión Mesón do Peregrino
Pension
Ramón Franco, 7

14

Pensión Cima do Lugar
Pension
Cima do Lugar, 22

15

Pensión Rúa
Pension
Lugo, 130

16

Pensión Casa Teodora
Pension
Lugo, 38
Hotel

17

Hotel Suiza
Hotel
Vello

18

La Casona de Nené
Hotel
Padre Pardo, 24

19

Pazo Santa María
Hotel
O Pazo
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Photo in Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
340

Accommodation in Pregontoño

Private

1

Albergue Camiño das Ocas
Private
30 10€
0.90km → Calzada
Altitude: 
337
Altitude: 
385
1.40km → Boavista
Altitude: 
345

Calle is a town forsaken by modernization. Apart from a pair of bars, it does not appear that much has changed in recent centuries. The camino twists and turns through it, crossing a small creek next to a large wash basin.

1.80km → Salceda
Altitude: 
380
2.60km → Brea
Altitude: 
365

There is a pair of bars in Salceda, and a restaurant (La Esquipa) that is thick with pilgrims every day but Monday when it is closed.

Notice: 

The camino rejoins the road in Salceda, and while it does not walk on the road it does remain quite close. In fact, the camino crosses the road several times between here and Santiago. The speed of traffic, the curves in the road, and the abundance of pilgrims make this the most dangerous...

The Road: 

The camino leaves town to the right of a wedge-shaped park next to La Esquipa, not along the road.

Accommodation in Salceda

Private

1

Albergue Alborada
Private
N-547
10 12€

2

Albergue Turistico de Salceda
Private
Calzada
8 in albergue 28 in pension 13€ Photo in Albergue Touristico de Salceda on the Camino de Santiago

3

El Albergue de Boni
Private
N-547, km 75.5
30 10€
1.60km → Empalme
Altitude: 
370

Accommodation in Brea

Private

1

Albergue El Chalet
Private
A Brea, 5
14 12€
Pension

2

Pensión The Way
Pension
A Brea, 36
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