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
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue Andaina

Private
14 10€
1.40km → A Rúa [O Pino]
Altitude: 
355
Accommodation in Santa Irene
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Privado)
Concejo do Pino

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

2

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Municipal)

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

3

Albergue Rural Astrar
Astrar, 18

Private
24 10-13€ Photo in Albergue Rural Astrar on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Rural Astrar on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Santa Irene on the Camino de Santiago
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]
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue de Arca do Pino
Pedrouzo

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

2

Albergue Porta de Santiago
Lugo, 11

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

3

Albergue O Burgo
Lugo, 47

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

4

Albergue Edreira
Fonte, 19

Private
40 10-12€

5

Albergue Otero
Forcarei, 2

Private
36 10€ Photo in Albergue Otero on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Otero on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo
Iglesia, 7

Private
94 10€ Photo in Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue REM
Iglesia, 7

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

8

Hotel O Pino
A Rúa, 9

Hotel
Photo in Hotel O Pino on the Camino de Santiago

9

Pensión Una Estrella Dorada
Lugo, 10

Pension
Photo in Pensión Una Estrella Dorada on the Camino de Santiago

10

Pensión Maribel
Mollados, 23

Pension
Photo in Pensión Maribel on the Camino de Santiago

11

Pensión A Solaina
Picón, 3

Pension
Photo in Pensión A Solaina on the Camino de Santiago

12

Pensión Platas
Lugo, 26

Pension

13

Pensión 9 de Abril
Santiago, 7

Pension
Photo in Pensión 9 de Abril on the Camino de Santiago

14

Pensión En Ruta SCQ
Santiago, 23

Pension
Photo in Pensión En Ruta SCQ on the Camino de Santiago

15

Pensión Arca
Mollados, 25

Pension

16

Pensión Compás
Lugo, 47

Pension

17

Albergue O Trisquel
Picón, 1

Private
68 10€

18

Pensión Codesal
Codesal, 17

Pension

19

Pensión Maruja
Nova, 9

Pension

20

Pensión O Muiño
Muiño, 1

Pension

21

Bule Bic
Lugo, 18

Pension

22

Pensión Casal de Calma
Igrexa, 10

Pension

23

LO Pedrouzo
Mollados, 43

Pension
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
Name Booking.com

1

Hotel Amenal
Amenal, 12

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Amenal on the Camino de Santiago
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
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Hotel Ruta Jacobea
Lavacolla, 41

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Ruta Jacobea on the Camino de Santiago

2

Hotel Garcas
Naval, 2

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Garcas on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hostal San Paio
Lavacolla

Hostal

4

Pazo Xan Xordo
Xan Xordo, 6

Casa Rural
Photo in Pazo Xan Xordo on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Lavacolla
Lavacolla, 35

Private
32 12€
3.70km → San Marcos
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
Altitude: 
365
Accommodation in San Marcos
Name Booking.com

1

Hotel Akelarre
San Marcos, 37

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Akelarre on the Camino de Santiago
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
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Estrellas, 80

Xunta
400 6€

2

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Rua das Estrelas 80

Association
68 Donativo€
km →
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...

km →
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
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Estocolmo, 2

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

2

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
San Lázaro

Xunta
80 10€

3

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Quiroga Palacios

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

4

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Algalia de Arriba, 3

Private
20 15€ Photo in Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Estocolmo

Association
150 8€

6

Albergue Mundoalbergue
San Clemente, 26

Private
30 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Santo Santiago
Valiño, 3

Private
40 10€

8

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Tras Santa Clara

Private
84 17€

9

Albergue Fin del Camino
Moscova

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

10

Albergue The Last Stamp
Preguntoiro, 10

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

11

Albergue Azabache
Azabachería, 15

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

12

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Basquiños, 67

Private
30 11/13*€

13

Albergue Roots & Boots
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7

Private
48 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Roots & Boots on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Concheiros, 36-38

Private
24 10/14€

15

Albergue Porta Real
dos Concheiros, 10

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

16

Albergue La Estación
Xoana Nogueira, 14

Private
24 12€

17

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago)
Obradoiro, 1

Parador
Photo in Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) on the Camino de Santiago

18

Hospedería San Martín Pinario
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3

Hotel
Photo in Hospedería San Martín Pinario on the Camino de Santiago

19

Hotel Nest Style Santiago
Doutor Teixeiro, 15

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Nest Style Santiago on the Camino de Santiago

20

Hotel Avenida
Fuente de San Antonio, 5

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Avenida on the Camino de Santiago

21

Hostal Alameda
San Clemente, 32

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Alameda on the Camino de Santiago

22

Hostal Mapoula
Entremurallas, 10-3

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Mapoula on the Camino de Santiago

23

Pensión Pazo de Argra
Calderería, 37

Pension

24

Albergue Monterrey
Fontiñas, 65a

Private
36 10/12€

25

Albergue La Credencial
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13

Private
36 10/14€

26

Albergue Compostela
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

Private
66

27

Albergue Basquinos 45
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

Private

28

Albergue Linares
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

Private

29

Blanco Albergue
Galeras, 30

Private
20 12-20€

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