San Paio - San Payo → 2.10km → Lavacolla → 1.30km → Vilamaior
To Santiago: 
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 famous river (see inset below).

The last hill is ahead, and if you are a stickler for doing things according to tradition you should start running now. It is said that the first of your group to arrive in Monte de Gozo is entitled to be called King. Be advised that there is no prize.

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Services
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Private

1

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
12€
32
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
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Photo in Pazo Xan Xordo on the Camino de Santiago