1.10km → Alto de Vacariza
Altitude: 
740
4.10km → Vilabade
Altitude: 
840
The Road: 

The camino beyond the alto splits and there is now a new type of marker to contend with. In 2016 the Galician government installed new stones to mark the camino. When they were installed the routes were re-examined by planners and several changes and additions were made. In this case, the old...

1.90km → Castroverde
Altitude: 
670

The Gothic church here is a national monument and is known locally as the 'Cathedral of Castroverde' (an only slight exaggeration). In summer months you are likely to find a small food truck at the edge of town.

The Road: 

The camino follows the road from here all the way to Castroverde, and the first building on your right when you get back to the LU-530 is the municipal albergue.

Altitude: 
590

Castroverde marks the end of the descent, and although the terrain ahead is not flat by any stretch of the imagination, it could be described as gently rolling hills when compared to where you have come from.

The relative flatness means that the ability to farm increases and indeed the...

Notice: 

Apart from vending machines there are no places to get food between here and Lugo, a distance of 21km. Pack a lunch.

The Road: 

The camino passes through town to the south (left) of the LU-530 and after passing the town hall it joins a trail through a chestnut forest. When it returns to the LU-530 it crosses straight over it (caution!) and turns left to go through a tunnel. It passes through...

Accommodation in Castroverde

Xunta

1

Albergue de Castroverde
Xunta
34 6€
Pension

2

Pensión Cortés
Pension
Campo da Feira
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2.80km → Souto de Torres
Altitude: 
535
2.20km → Vilar de Cas
Altitude: 
505

Capilla and cruceiro at the entrance to the village.

The Road: 

Turn right at the entrance to town and follow this country lane all the way to Vilar de Cas, passing through one more unnamed hamlet along the way.

Photo in Souto de Torres on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → Gondar
Altitude: 
520

No bars or services apart from a pair of vending machines.

The Road: 

At the end of town there are markers for another complementaria route, this time for a detour to the Iglesia de Soutomerille (see below). This worthwhile alternative adds 700m to the journey, through an evergreen forest.

2.20km → Bascuas
Altitude: 
485

No bars or services apart from a pair of well-stocked vending machines.

The Road: 

The first 1.8km from Gondar are along the paved road. The camino will eventually leave it along a trail to the right. It nears the village of Bascuas 110.2 and then returns to the LU-530. Along this busy road to Lugo you will pass a sign announcing the entrance to...

2.60km → Carballido
Altitude: 
510
Altitude: 
490
6.30km → Lugo
Altitude: 
500

As Casas is not much more of a village than any that you passed through along this stretch. It is, however, the last one you will pass before getting to the edge of Lugo and its suburbs.

The Road: 

As the route approaches Lugo it passes through some rather unappealing surroundings. Lugo is the capital of the region and is surrounded by divided highways which the camino must navigate safely. When it arrives at the highway it makes a right turn and continues to...

Camino Primitivo Map 9
Altitude: 
465

Lugo is the capital of the province of Lugo and one of the most populated cities in Galicia.

The once defensive ‘Muralla’ that surrounds it was built by the Romans in the 3rd century and is as tall as 15 meters in parts. If you have not had your fill of walking, make your way to...

History: 

As is the case with most places dating back to the Romans, the actual origin of the name Lugo is not clear. Some argue that it is named after Lugos, the God of Light. However back when the Romans were first conquering these parts (13 B.C. ), it was called Lucus Augusti, and...

Notice: 

There is a stretch of 10km west of Lugo without any services for pilgrims. Stock up before you leave.

During the last weeks of June, the city celebrates Arde Lucus or Burn Lugo. The residents dress in full Roman regalia and celebrate Lugo's origins. If you are lucky enough to pass through at this time, allow for an extra day to take in all of the activities, but be advised that the celebration draws a crowd of people nearly a half a million strong and book your room early.

The Road: 

The camino leaves the walled city at the gate opposite the Cathedral and proceeds downhill along the Rúa de Santiago. Halfway down the hill it bears right onto the Rúa Calzada da Ponte. It crosses a divided boulevard and descends all the way down to the río Miño....

Accommodation in Lugo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Lugo
Xunta
das Noreas, 1
42 6€ Photo in Albergue de Lugo on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Juvenil Lug2
Private
Pintor Corredoira, 4
75 9€

3

Albergue Casa da Chanca
Private
Chanca, 51
15 15€

4

Hostel Cross
Private
Cruz, 14

5

Shiku Hostel
Private
Noreas, 2

6

Hostel Roots & Boots Lugo
Private
Carretera Santiago, 216
40 10€ Photo in Hostel Roots & Boots Lugo on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

7

Pensión Muralla Romana
Pension
Cidade de Viveiro, 5

8

Pensión San Roque ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Plaza Comandante Manso, 11
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9

Pensión Fisterra
Pension
São Roque s/n

10

Pensión Darío ⭑
Pension
Franco, 12

11

Pensión Gran Vía
Pension
Fraga, 3
Hostal

12

Hostal Ponte Vella
Hostal
Montirón, 78

13

Hostal Lucus ⭑
Hostal
Rei Don García, 1

14

Hostal Bríos
Hostal
Laxeiro, 6
Hotel

15

Hotel España ⭑
Hotel
Vilalba, 2
Photo in Hotel España on the Camino de Santiago

16

Hotel Exe Puerta San Pedro ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Río Neira, 29
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17

Hotel Monumento Pazo de Orbán ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Avenida Miguel Dantas

18

Hotel Méndez Núñez ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
da Raiña, 1
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19

Hotel Apartamentos Ciudad de Lugo ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Carril das Hortas, 29
1.50km → Carrigueiros
Altitude: 
540
3.70km → Bacurín
Altitude: 
540

The bar here is the first stop from Lugo. Ignore the worn out sign on the building; it is open daily from 8. They serve food and can wrap you up something to take away if you like. Very pilgrim friendly. The nearby Iglesia de San Vicente is rarely open but if you ask at the bar they may know...

The Road: 

Beyond As Searas, the camino leaves the road for a trail that passes through the village of Bacurin 86.3. During periods of heavy rain, it is possible to stay on the road. From Bacurin the camino returns to the road and passes through the hamlets of O Paso, Hospital...

Photo in San Vicente del Burgo on the Camino de Santiago
2.40km → O Paso
Altitude: 
565
Altitude: 
575
Altitude: 
585

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