The Camino Frances in Galicia | Page 6 | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Santa Irene
Altitude: 
405

Several roadside bars that cater to trucker and pilgrim alike.

Notice: 

CAUTION crossing the road, dangerous intersection.

The Road: 

The camino crosses the main road at the highest point in the road, there is no marked crosswalk and the arrows on the other side of the road are often obscured by parked cars. You may see pilgrims continuing along the road but are advised against following them as the camino returns to the trail...

Accommodation in Empalme

Private

1

Albergue Andaina
Private
14 10€
1.40km → A Rúa [O Pino]
Altitude: 
355

Accommodation in Santa Irene

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Municipal)
Xunta
36 6€ Santa Irene - Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Municipal)
Private

2

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Privado)
Private
Concejo do Pino
15 13€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Privado) on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Rural Astrar
Private
Astrar, 18
24 10-13€ Photo in Albergue Rural Astrar on the Camino de Santiago
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Altitude: 
280
The Road: 

Where the camino returns to the road at the start of O Pedrouzo you will find an abundance of arrows and a large map which is nearly worthless. Arrows and dozens of signs advertising various hostels and hotels point in every direction. If you have a reservation, review the map to find the best...

0.70km → San Antón
Altitude: 
280

Unfortunately, there is little to say about this modernized town. When it comes to charm, or monuments, or outrageous legends, it comes up short. During the busier periods along the camino the town feels overrun with pilgrims; most of whom are excited to have finished their penultimate day of...

Notice: 

Avoid the temptation of following the main road out of Pedrouzo. There are very few arrows to get you back to the camino and following along the road puts you in very real danger and takes you away from a lovely forest walk. See note below to get back to the camino.

The Road: 

If you spent the night in Arca, it is important to find your way back to the camino proper which runs through the forest to the north. To get to it, find the intersection of the main road and Calle de Consello (where the Casa do Concello is located). Continue uphill (north from...

Accommodation in O Pedrouzo [Arca do Pino]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arca do Pino
Xunta
Pedrouzo
120 6€ Photo in Albergue de Arca do Pino on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Otero
Private
Forcarei, 2
36 10€ Photo in Albergue Otero on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo
Private
Iglesia, 7
94 10€ Photo in Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Porta de Santiago
Private
Lugo, 11
60 10€ Photo in Albergue Porta de Santiago on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue REM
Private
Iglesia, 7
40 10€ Photo in Albergue REM on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue O Burgo
Private
Lugo, 47
14 10€ Photo in Albergue O Burgo on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue O Trisquel
Private
Picón, 1
68 10€

8

Albergue Edreira
Private
Fonte, 19
40 10-12€
Pension

9

Pensión Codesal
Pension
Codesal, 17

10

Pensión Una Estrella Dorada ⭑
Pension
Lugo, 10
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11

Pensión LO ⭑
Pension
Mollados, 43

12

Pensión En Ruta SCQ
Pension
Santiago, 23
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13

Pensión Maruja
Pension
Nova, 9

14

Pensión Maribel ⭑⭑
Pension
Mollados, 23
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15

Pensión Arca
Pension
Mollados, 25

16

Pensión O Muiño
Pension
Muiño, 1

17

Pensión A Solaina
Pension
Picón, 3
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18

Pensión Compás
Pension
Lugo, 47

19

Bule Bic
Pension
Lugo, 18

20

Pensión Platas ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 26

21

Pensión Casal de Calma
Pension
Igrexa, 10

22

Pensión 9 de Abril
Pension
Santiago, 7
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Hotel

23

Hotel O Pino ⭑
Hotel
A Rúa, 9
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2.30km → Amenal
Altitude: 
270
Altitude: 
250

Amenal is little more than a camino pit-stop, and the large outdoor patio of the only bar is often filled to capacity with pilgrims doing their best to make the last day last.

Notice: 

The camino crosses the very busy N-547 by passing underneath it. Do not cross over the road.

The Road: 

Leaving the bar behind you climb steeply uphill a short distance. The path soon levels out on a comfortable trail surrounded by eucalyptus trees. The Santiago Airport is very near, and the camino follows a path around the runway.

Accommodation in Amenal

Hotel

1

Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑
Hotel
Amenal, 12
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2.10km → Lavacolla
Altitude: 
335
History: 

The written history of San Paio has been lost to the ages, but the church here is dedicated to San Paio (or Payo), the 14 year old saint who was kidnapped by the invading Muslim troops, taken to Sevilla, and ultimately martyred to pieces and tossed into the Guadalquivir.

1.30km → Vilamaior
Altitude: 
295
History: 

The name Lavacolla has one of the most debated origins of all the camino towns. They range from the bland “field at the bottom of the hill” to the more profane “scrub your scrotum.” What is more widely accepted is that pilgrims bathed in this river before entering the Cathedral.

The Road: 

If you walked down the stairs to visit either of the bars at the bottom, turn and walk up the steps towards the Iglesia de Benaval. The camino continues around to the right-hand side and down to cross the road. At the road, cross at the crosswalk and continue along the road and over the famous...

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Private

1

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
Lavacolla, 35
32 12€
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Xan Xordo, 6
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Hostal

3

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Lavacolla
Hotel

4

Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lavacolla, 41
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5

Hotel Garcas
Hotel
Naval, 2
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3.70km → San Marcos
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
Altitude: 
365

Accommodation in San Marcos

Hotel

1

Hotel Akelarre ⭑
Hotel
San Marcos, 37
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Altitude: 
340

Monte de Gozo, or Mount Joy, was once the first place that pilgrims could get a glimpse of the Cathedral spires. A new stand of trees blocks the view now. It is a large gathering place for pilgrims, who flock to the over-sized monument commemorating the pilgrimage that Pope John Paul II...

The Road: 

You do not need to enter the complex but for the sake of curiosity, carrying on down the road will take you where you are heading.

Pass the outdoor gallery of a local (and gifted) sculptor of stone and cross the bridge over the highway. It is midway over this bridge that you enter the...

Accommodation in Monte del Gozo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Xunta
Estrellas, 80
400 6€
Association

2

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
Rua das Estrelas 80
68 Donativo€
History: 

This outermost barrio of Santiago was once the closest point that pilgrims affected with leprosy were permitted to go. See last page for accommodation here.

The Road: 

The walk into Santiago is through the urbanized zone that has grown up around the old town. After passing over the highway bridge the first part of Santiago you walk through is the Barrio San Lazaro; the church here is said to be the limit for pilgrims with leprosy. There is a fairly large...

Altitude: 
250

Welcome to Santiago! There are a tremendous amount of things to see and things to do in Santiago de Compostela; you are encouraged to stay for at least one full day extra for exploring the web of streets, all of which seem to bring you back to the Cathedral.

Your pilgrim related business...

Notice: 

One word of caution regarding accommodation is in order. If you are arriving in the high season, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. There have been several additions to the albergue roster in recent year but the numbers of pilgrims still exceed capacity in the high season.

The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Xunta

1

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
Xunta
San Lázaro
80 10€
Private

2

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

3

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38
24 10/14€

4

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

5

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10
62 15/25€ Photo in Albergue The Last Stamp on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2
60 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a
36 10/12€

8

Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10
24 10/15€ Photo in Albergue Porta Real on the Camino de Santiago

9

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26
30 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de Santiago

10

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30
20 12-20€

11

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15
22 14/18€ Photo in Albergue Azabache on the Camino de Santiago

12

Albergue La Credencial
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13
36 10/14€

13

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14
24 13€

14

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3
40 10€

15

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11
38 22-26€€

16

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67
30 11/13*€

17

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios
199 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

18

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28
66

19

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara
84 17€

20

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7
48 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Roots & Boots on the Camino de Santiago

21

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3
20 15€ Photo in Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro on the Camino de Santiago
Parochial

22

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova
110 8*€ Photo in Albergue Fin del Camino on the Camino de Santiago
Association

23

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
Estocolmo
150 8€
Pension

24

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37
Hostal

25

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32
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26

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3
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Hotel

27

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3
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28

Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Doutor Teixeiro, 15
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29

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5
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Parador

30

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Obradoiro, 1
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