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

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30
20 12-20€

3

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15
22 14-18€
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4

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

5

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14
24 13-15€

6

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3
40 10€

7

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11
38 20-26€

8

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67
30 13-15€

9

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios
199 11-15€
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10

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28
66 18€

11

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara
84 17-20€

12

Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 2
40 15€

13

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7
48 15-18€
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14

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3
20 15€
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15

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

16

Albergue El Viejo Quijote
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 48
22 13€

17

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38
24 10-16€

18

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

19

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10
62 15-25€
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20

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2
60 10-12€
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21

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a
36 10-14€

22

Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10
24 10-15€
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23

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26
30 16-18€
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Parochial

24

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova
110 9€
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Association

25

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

26

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37
Hostal

27

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32
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28

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3
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Hotel

29

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5
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30

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3
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31

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

32

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Obradoiro, 1
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6.70km → Vilela
Altitude: 
35

Built on the hillside that rises up from the estuary, it is easy to feel like everywhere in Ribadeo is uphill.

In the city center, the Convento de Santa Clara (15th century with 18th century cloister) is the cornerstone of the church, while the 1910 Casa de Indianos...

History: 

Ribadeo has had an on-again/off-again relationships with the camino for centuries. Prior to the bridge being built the broad river hear mean a difficult river crossing. Many pilgrims made the crossing but many more turned south to follow the path of least resistance, a much shorter bridge...

Notice: 

The scallop shells in Galicia are not installed with an orientation towards Santiago and having come from Asturias where they are it might be a bit confusing. Just remember to follow the arrow and ignore the shell.

The Road: 

The camino through Ribadeo has been re-routed in recent years and now follows a route down to the waterfront and then back up. Of course, it is still possible to go the old way and avoid the elevation change. If that suits you, turn right at the first big intersection after you pass under the...

Accommodation in Ribadeo

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Ribadeo
Xunta
Puente de los Santos
12 8€
Private

2

Albergue Ribadeo A Ponte
Private
Justo Barreiro, 7
28 15€

3

Albergue Viruxe
Private
Veiga da Aira, 4
20 12€
Pension

4

Hospedaje Carragal ⭑⭑
Pension
Galicia, 35
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5

Pensión Linares ⭑
Pension
Plaza España, 13
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Hotel

6

Hotel Mediante ⭑
Hotel
Plaza España, 16
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7

Hotel Rolle ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ingeniero Schultz, 6
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8

Hotel Ros-Mary ⭑
Hotel
San Francisco, 3
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9

Hotel Bouza ⭑⭑
Hotel
José Vicente Pérez Martínez, 13
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10

Hotel Parador de Ribadeo ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Amador Fernández, 7
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Altitude: 
125
Has bar, but the hours are unpredictable.
Notice: 

If the bar in Vilela is closed, the only option for buying supplies between here and Villamartín Grande is in San Vicente, a short detour from the camino described below.

The Road: 

Take the turn off to the right to follow a smaller road through the forest. This road follows a broad bend and eventually turns back towards the LU-133 (which was the main road in Vilela). Before the camino gets all the way to the road, it turns to the right along a path.

NOTE:...

Accommodation in Vilela

Closed

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Vilela
Closed
22 5€
Altitude: 
195
The Road: 

The bridge here is the low point of todays walk and from here the camino begins a series of ascents and descents which are to become the de facto terrain in Galicia where level ground is seldom to be found. After the bridge the camino turns sharply right up a path and begins a climb to the top...

The Road: 

In Villamartín the camino rejoins the road at the lowest point in the valley, following it southwest for only a short distance. It is common to miss the turn off and continue some distance before noticing the mistake, so keep an eye open for the path on your right which marks the beginning of a...

2.40km → Gondán
Altitude: 
335
There is one bar in town, on your right when you get to the top. Friendly owners eager to help pilgrims.
The Road: 

After passing the small shop and lodging (friendly and helpful owners) the camino crosses the LU-P-6103, following the sign in the direction of Gondán; a downhill walk along a paved road.

Accommodation in Villamartín Grande

Pension

1

Tentempé Peregrino
Pension
2.00km → San Xusto
The Road: 

Turn right at the first 4 way junction past the albergue, and follow the back roads to San Xusto.

Accommodation in Gondán

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Gondán
Municipal
30 Donativo€
4.40km → Lourenzá
Altitude: 
100
The Road: 

From San Xusto it is another climb, this time to the top of Monte Calvario before descending into the bustling town of Lourenzá.

Accommodation in San Xusto

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de San Xusto
Municipal
14 Donativo€
2.70km → Arroxo
Altitude: 
55
The Benedictine Monastery of San Salvador is the most important building in town, and has been for over a thousand years. The entrance is about 3€ and is a worthwhile way to spend the afternoon. Around back is an ornate palomar (dovecote).
History: 

The founding of Lourenzá is tied to the founding of the Monastery of San Salvador in the end of the 10th century.

Last Sunday of August.

The Road: 

There are no services between here and Mondoñedo. From the municipal albergue, the camino leaves town along a well marked but narrow and cobbled path uphill. The path climbs to the top of this monte and joins the N-634 as it passes through the hamlet of Arroxo (just a few houses). Here it...

Accommodation in Lourenzá

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Lourenzá
Xunta
Campo de la Gracia
20 8€
Private

2

Albergue Tótem Home Sharing
Private
Calvo Sotelo, 3
12 11€

3

Albergue Savior
Private
Calvo Sotelo, 15
24 13€

4

Albergue Castelos - Lourenzá
Private
Mondoñedo, 26
40 12€
Pension

5

Hostelería Rego
Pension
Avelino Montero Villegas, 19
Hostal

6

Hostal La Unión
Hostal
do Val, 16
6.10km → Mondoñedo
3.20km → Maariz
Altitude: 
140

All roads seem to converge in the square in front of the Mondoñedo Cathedral; which is convenient because the Cathedral is on the list of must-see churches along the camino. It is also the reference point for getting out of town the following morning.

Coming into town you will...

History: 

One of the more fantastic stories to emerge from the annals of Mondoñedo’s books is the legend of the Puente de Pasatiempo (the bridge of passing time). It centers around the fate of Pedro Pardo de Cela, who was ultimately beheaded in the Cathedral square. At the moment of his death,...

Os Remedios, a medieval market, is held on the first Sunday after the 8th of September.
The fiesta de San Lucas is held on the 18th of October.

The Road: 

The camino beyond Mondoñedo is a confusing enterprise. The albergue in Lourenzá does their best to inform pilgrims but their opinions are biased and you are encouraged to consider all options, and to not give up if you can’t find the right starting point for your desired route to Gontán and then...

Accommodation in Mondoñedo

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Mondoñedo
Xunta
Alcántara
24 8€
Private

2

Albergue del Montero
Private
Eladio Lorenzo, 7
38 15€
Pension

3

Hospedería Seminario Santa Catalina
Pension
Plaza Seminario

4

Pensión Casa Bracamonte ⭑
Pension
Jose María Pardo, 23
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Hostal

5

Hostal Padornelo
Hostal
Buenos Aires, 1
6.20km → Lousada
Coffee and conversation at the albergue, but little more in town.
The Road: 

The camino follows the road to Lousada.

Accommodation in Maariz

Private

1

Albergue de la Naturaleza O Vilar
Private
Vilar
50 15€

2

O Bisonte de Maariz
Private
Maariz,2
6 Donativo€
6.30km → Gontán
The Road: 

At the end of the small village the camino leaves the road. It turns left and begins a steep descent along a path. At the bottom is the A-8 and a large roundabout. The camino keeps to the north of the A-8 and follows along a series of roads into Gontán.

1.10km → Abadín
The two roads from Mondoñedo converge here. Gontán has seen little growth over the centuries despite having been a major trading post and crossroads. It is overshadowed by nearby Abadín.
The Road: 

At the end of Gontán there is a small covered fountain opposite a sort of plaza/parking lot. Turn right to cross the parking lot and continue along the road on the opposite side, passing the Loran factory. This road ends at a junction, where you turn right and uphill to follow a pedestrian path...

Accommodation in Gontán

Xunta

1

Albergue de Gontán
Xunta
Carretera de Labrada
26 8€
Pension

2

Pensión Claudio
Pension
Ctra. N-634 km 603

3

Pensión da Feria
Pension
Gontán, 2
Altitude: 
510
Abadín is sustained by pilgrim traffic from the camino and truck traffic from the nearby interchange. From here to Santiago your proximity to road traffic increases as the camino tries to avoid the N-634 between here and Santiago.

Santa Maria is celebrated on the 8th of September.

The Road: 

At the end of the very short Abadín, the camino turns right (following the sign to the Correos) and when it reaches the Correos it turns left. The road here is paved and quiet. Keep an eye open for the grassy trail that leaves the road to your right. It descends to cross the river and eventually...

Accommodation in Abadín

Private

1

Albergue Xabarín
Private
Galicia, 28
25 15€

2

Albergue Goás
Private
Galicia, 21
46 12€
Pension

3

Pensión Niza
Pension
Galicia, 31

4

Pensión Casa Goás
Pension
Galicia, 23
6.30km → Goiriz
Altitude: 
435
Turn left on road to get to the bar.
The Road: 

The camino reaches, and crosses, the N-634 in Martiñan. It winds its way along a series of back roads, all the while avoiding the N-634 traffic as best that it can. Eventually it returns to the busy road in Goiriz.

5.80km → Vilalba
Altitude: 
495
The Road: 

Through Goiriz you will have to walk along the N-634 for a short bit. Try to keep to the right as the turn isn’t far. Again the camino keeps away from the N-634. It will eventually return to a different road and follows the heavy traffic into Vilalba, passing around one large roundabout along...

5.60km → San Xoan de Alba
Altitude: 
485
Vilalba is a major traffic hub and can be a bit of a shock to walk through compared to the calm of the Galician countryside. Despite its size and the volume of traffic that passes through it, there is little to see and even less to do. The only exception being the Iglesia de Santa Maria.
History: 

The most iconic building in Vilalba is the last remaining tower of the Castillo once owned by the Andrade family. The tower is now part of the Parador chain of hotels, the rest of the castle was destroyed during the first irmandiña uprisings.

Also known as “The Great Brotherhood...

The Festa dos Pepes is held on the 19th of March on the feast of San José. Market days are on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Road: 

Mind the arrows through Vilalba. The streets here are usually jam packed with cars and trucks and they can be hard to see at times. The center of town is a jumble of roads heading in every direction.

Eventually you will pick up on the natural flow of the streets and before long near the...

Accommodation in Vilalba

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Vilalba
Xunta
Polígono industrial de Vilalba
48 8€
Private

2

Albergue Turístico Castelos
Private
das Pedreiras, 16
46 12€
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3

Albergue As Pedreiras
Private
Pita da Veiga, 4
27 12€
Hostal

4

Hostal Terra Chá ⭑⭑
Hostal
Domingo Goás 10
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5

Hostal Casa Seijo
Hostal
Plácido Peña, 36
Hotel

6

Hotel Venezuela ⭑
Hotel
Plaza Suso Gayoso 10
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7

Hotel Vila do Alba ⭑⭑
Hotel
Campo de Puente 27-29
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Parador

8

Parador de Vilalba ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Valeriano Valdesuso
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1.80km → Pedrouzos
Altitude: 
505
The church and adjacent cemetery, with neo-gothic spires.
The Road: 

The camino through San Xoan is a bit sloppy, there are no dedicated pedestrian crossings and a large junction means you have to keep alert. Although the camino reaches town from the west side of the road, and later leaves it from the west side, the arrows have you cross over the N-634 to ease...

1.80km → A Ponte de Sar
Altitude: 
465
The Road: 

After Pedrouzos the camino returns to, and crosses, the N-634. A short distance later it returns to repeat the crossing in the opposite direction and proceeds to pass underneath the A-8. Past two small hamlets, it reverses course and passes back under the big highway and across the small one to...


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