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Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 1
1.40km → Ponte Sarela
Altitude: 
250

The camino to Finisterre and Muxía is often referred to as the epilogue to the longer trail you followed into Santiago. It is a fitting description for the 3-5 day journey; many pilgrims are moved to find an ending to the ending of their camino.

Finisterre as a destination for pilgrim...

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.

The Road: 

The start of the camino to Finisterre is poorly marked, and the fading yellow arrows are hard to find. Fortunately, the way is easy to describe and is very brief; you will be in the forest in less than 1km.

Facing the Parador (with the Cathedral to your right) exit the square along the...

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela at the Start of the Caminos to Finisterre & Muxía

Private

1

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

3

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

4

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

6

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

7

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3
40 10€

8

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara
84 17€

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14
24 12€

24

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

25

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

26

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28
66

27

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

28

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

29

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30
20 12-20€

30

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11
38 22-26€€
Xunta

2

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

5

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

9

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

17

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

18

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3
Photo in Hospedería San Martín Pinario on the Camino de Santiago

19

Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Doutor Teixeiro, 15
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20

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5
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Hostal

21

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32
Photo in Hostal Alameda on the Camino de Santiago

22

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3
Photo in Hostal Mapoula on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

23

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37
0.70km → Sarela de Abaixo
Altitude: 
195

The remains of an old watermill sit aside the Río Sarela on the outskirts of Santiago.

Ponte Sarela - Camino de Santiago - 4
1.50km → Moas de Baixo
Altitude: 
235

Look back towards Santiago for a pleasant view of the Cathedral.

The Road: 
The camino turns left where it meets the mountain road and follows it for 100m before turning to the right.
Sarela de Abaixo - Camino de Santiago - 4
0.90km → O Carballal
Altitude: 
160
The Road: 
The forest meets the road again in Moas, and when it does turn right to follow newly installed arrows.
2.50km → Quintáns
Altitude: 
150

Heavy traffic here. 

Notice: 
Pay attention here. Although the route is well marked, it is still quite common for pilgrims to keep on following the road. If that happens to you, there is no need to retrace your steps. Keep on going to the next road (recognizable for the large stone wall) and turn right, followed by the next...
The Road: 

Turn right at the bus stop / Hórreo.

1.90km → Alto do Vento
Altitude: 
165
The Road: 

When you arrive at the main road of Quintáns, the camino turns left and then immediately right again... watch out for the arrows.

At the same intersection with the main road there is a bar 50m on your right.

Altitude: 
100

There is a bar where the camino emerges into town.

The Road: 

The camino crisscrosses the main road and follows safer side streets. Keep an eye out for yellow arrows near a small bus stop that takes you to the right. If you miss it and walk too far, stay on the road and keep an eye out for a yellow arrow that will take you left. If you miss that one, just...

1.30km → Aguapesada
Altitude: 
95
The albergue is about halfway through town and about 400m off the camino.

Accommodation in Ventosa (Castelo)

Private

1

Albergue Casa Riamonte
Private
Aldea de Castelo
10 13€ Photo in Albergue Casa Riamonte on the Camino de Santiago
2.90km → Carballo
Altitude: 
55

Bar and pharmacy on your right. Check out the vines above the bar patio; they are a combination of grapes and kiwi.

The Road: 

The road from Ventosa to Aguapesada is straight and along the road. Beyond Aguapesada, it follows a quiet track and road up and into the forest. The climb here is fairly steep. The towns between here and Ponte Maceira are of little note, and there is only one bar directly along this stretch. You...

0.90km → Trasmonte
Altitude: 
255
0.60km → O Reino
Altitude: 
220
The Road: 
Keep on the road through Trasmonte.
0.50km → Burgueiros
Altitude: 
200
There is a bar in O Reino, which technically is a bit off of the camino to your left. Useful if the bar in Trasmonte was closed or if you prefer taking the path less traveled.
The Road: 
Keep on the road through O Reino, and again in 500m through the village of Burgueiros.
0.80km → Ponte Maceira
Altitude: 
185
2.10km → Barca
Altitude: 
145

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the Río Tambre. If not that, then the río itself. The river here is a popular swimming hole for the locals and is cold and refreshing for the feet. If you do chose to swim, mind the currents.

Ponte Maceira is one of the most...

History: 

The heavily disputed legend of the translatio tells us that it was here that the disciples of Santiago, fleeing their Roman captors, were aided by divine intervention. Upon crossing the bridge the center span gave away, stranding the Romans on the other side. This legend, which some...

Notice: 
The one bar/restaurant in town is closed every Wednesday.
The Road: 

Cross over the bridge and follow the road out of town. As is common in these parts, the camino will continue to parallel the main road, crossing and then crossing back through the village of Barca. It feels un-necessary but it keeps you away from the traffic. Negreira is the next city of note...

Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Negreira
Altitude: 
150
Altitude: 
145
3.30km → Zas
Altitude: 
165

The Xunta albergue is on the far end of town, be sure to pick up supplies if you are not keen on walking back. All services are available in town.

History: 

“Because I am not inscribed from Noya but from Negreira, where I was born. And from Negreira, which is up the river Tambre, they take you for the army.” - a soldier to his corporal, excerpt from ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ by Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway lived for a short time in...

The Road: 

The camino leaves Negreira near the municipal albergue on the West side of town. If you stayed in that albergue, go back towards town a short distance and follow the signs to the church. If you are an early morning (in the dark) walker, do yourself a favor and scout the route the night before....

Accommodation in Negreira

Municipal

1

Albergue de Negreira
Municipal
Patrocinio
20 5€
Private

2

Albergue Turístico de Logrosa
Private
Logrosa, 6
20 17*€ Photo in Albergue Turístico de Logrosa on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Turístico San José
Private
Castelao, 20
50 12€ Photo in Albergue Turístico San José on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Lua
Private
Santiago, 22
40 12€

5

Albergue El Carmen
Private
Carmen, 2
34 12€

6

Albergue Alecrin
Private
Santiago, 52
40 12€ Photo in Albergue Alecrin on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue Anjana
Private
Chantada, 39
18 12€
Hostal

7

Hostal La Mezquita
Hostal
Carmen, 2
Casa Rural

8

Casa de Bola
Casa Rural
Lugar de Covas, 9
10 Photo in Casa de Bola on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

9

Hotel Millan ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santiago
Photo in Negreira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
265

There may or may not be a bar open in Zas, it is also a shop for necessities but does not do much to advertise. It is on your left, and the last time I was there asking for a coffee (July, 2018) I was told to keep on going to Peña.

The Road: 

You enter Zas along the road, but leave it at the bar mentioned above. The town is small, and you will very quickly find that the camino follows a nice country trail all the way to O Rapote.