To end of camino: 
16.00
Altitude: 
285
3.50km → Lavacolla
To end of camino: 
13.80
Altitude: 
293
2.10km → Lavacolla
To end of camino: 
12.40
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 río...

Accommodation in San Paio - San Payo

Pension

1

Last 12K Premium Guest House
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Last 12K Premium Guest House
1.30km → Vilamaior
To end of camino: 
10.30
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...

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Private

1

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
36
12€
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pazo Xan Xordo

3

Casa Rural El Retiro de la Luna
Casa Rural
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural El Retiro de la Luna
Pension

4

Pensión Dorotea
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Dorotea
Hostal

5

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal San Paio

6

Hostal A Concha
Hostal
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal A Concha
3.70km → San Marcos
To end of camino: 
9.00
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
To end of camino: 
5.30
Altitude: 
365

Accommodation in San Marcos

Hotel

1

Hotel Akelarre ⭑
Hotel
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Akelarre ⭑
To end of camino: 
5.00
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 made here in 1993. The modest Capilla de San Marcos has the last stamp and a small kiosk selling cold drinks.

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

Xunta

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Xunta
400
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Private

2

Albergue Benvido Monte do Gozo
Private
120
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Benvido Monte do Gozo
Association

3

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
68
Donativo€
Photo of Monte del Gozo on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
3.30
History: 

This outermost barrio of Santiago was once the closest point that pilgrims affected with leprosy were permitted to go.

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...

To end of camino: 
0.00
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 is likely to start in front of the cathedral, kilometer zero. A shell and plaque mark the spot in the center of Plaza Obradoiro (see below).

If you are interested in receiving your Compostela, the certificate of completion, you will need to visit the Pilgrim’s Office, which was relocated in...

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.

Fiesta: 

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

Private

1

Albergue Azabache
Private
22
14-18€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Azabache

2

KM. 0
Private
51
16-26€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: KM. 0

3

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
30
18€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mundoalbergue

4

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
30
14-20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Meiga Backpackers

5

Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho
Private
40
15-20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho

6

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
40
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santo Santiago

7

Albergue Monterrey
Private
36
12-16€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Monterrey

8

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
24
10-16€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Estrella de Santiago

9

Albergue-Hotel LoopINN
Private
84
17-20€

10

Albergue La Credencial
Private
36
10-14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Credencial

11

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
199
17€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela

12

Albergue Porta Real
Private
24
10-20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Porta Real

13

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
6
12-16€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Basquinos 45

14

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
20
15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro

15

Albergue La Estación
Private
24
13-15€

16

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
62
15-25€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue The Last Stamp

17

Blanco Albergue
Private
20
12-20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Blanco Albergue
Parochial

18

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
110
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Fin del Camino
Association

19

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
150
8€
Pension

20

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Hostal

21

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Mapoula

22

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Photo of Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

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