→ 0.80 → Ponte Maceira → 2.10km → Barca

Altitude
145
To Finisterre
72.70
To Muxía
70.60
Bar
Yes, which does meals.

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the río Tambre and the rio itself. In Summer it fills with locals and pilgrims alike, both taking advantage of the cold water to keep cool. If you would rather just dip your feet in there are ample places to do so.

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, often crossing and then crossing back, it feels un-necessary but it keeps you away from the traffic.  Negreira is the next city of note, and has all of the services you could need.

Note:  If you intend to stay in the Logrosa albergue, watch out for signs before entering Negreira.  They will take you to the left.

Notice

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

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 will tell you actually took place upstream or downstream from Ponte Maceira, is none-the-less recounted on the Negreira coat-of-arms.

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 and has all of the services you could need.

NOTE: If you intend to stay in the Logrosa Albergue, watch out for signs before entering Negreira. They will take you to the left.

Comments

michael

Great bar. Restaurant a bit too fancy for a lunch stop.