0.80km → Ponte Maceira → Barca
To Finisterre: 
72.70
To Muxía: 
70.60
Altitude: 
145

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the Río Tabmre.  If not that, then the río itself.  For legal reasons I cannot advise you to swim in the river, but I can tell you that if you waited until the late afternoon to do so you would not be alone.  I can also tell you it is quite refreshing after a walk of any length. 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.

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Services
Bar: 
Yes, which does meals.
Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

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