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...

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
Lavacolla, 35

32
12€
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Xan Xordo, 6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pazo Xan Xordo
Hostal

3

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Lavacolla

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Hotel

4

Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lavacolla, 41

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑

5

Hotel Garcas ⭑
Hotel
Naval, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Garcas ⭑
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
San Marcos, 37

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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
Estrellas, 80

400
8€
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Private

2

Albergue Benvido Monte do Gozo
Private
Gozo, 18

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

3

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
Rua das Estrelas 80

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

Xunta

1

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
Xunta
San Lázaro

80
10€
Private

2

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38

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

3

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

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4

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10

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

5

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2

60
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela

6

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a

36
10-14€
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Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10

24
10-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Porta Real

8

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26

30
16-18€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mundoalbergue

9

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30

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

10

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15

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

11

Albergue La Credencial
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13

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

12

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14

24
13-15€
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13

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3

40
10€
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14

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Private
Carretas, 11

38
20-26€

15

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67

30
13-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Meiga Backpackers

16

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios

199
11-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela

17

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

66
18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Compostela

18

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara

84
17-20€
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19

Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 2

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

20

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7

48
15-18€
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21

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3

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

22

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Basquinos 45

23

Albergue El Viejo Quijote
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 48

22
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Viejo Quijote
Parochial

24

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova

110
9€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Fin del Camino
Association

25

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
Estocolmo

150
8€
Pension

26

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37

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Hostal

27

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑

28

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3

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Hotel

29

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

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑

30

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Avenida ⭑

31

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

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Photo of Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

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