→ → DETOUR BEFORE QUIROGA TO VISIT THE PILGRIM HOSPITAL → →

In the hamlet of Caspedro, a turn off will take you to the “monumental complex” of Quiroga’s pilgrim hospital, which looks to be within a km or two from the Camino.  In Caspedro, just before reaching Quiroga, the old pilgrimage path went to the important Romanesque church of San Salvador. Other monuments at the site include the House of the Knights, a sixteenth century manor house; and the Tower House Hospital, also from the sixteenth century. If you take this detour, please report back!

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michael

Took about an hour to return to the camino.
Nothing remains of the Casa Santa a Hospital. The is a church and some old houses including one perhaps owned by a French knight who had come to fight the Moors.
The immediate way back stops at some fields. Best to start back the same as coming and take the first road to the right. The rest of the detour track is okay.