1.60km → Carballal
Altitude: 
558
History: 

The origin of the name Palas de Rei, ‘Palace of the King’, is owed to the last Visigothic king to rule Spain. Witiza had a brief reign, from 700-709, and he was only 14 when he was anointed. The family ruled all of the Iberian peninsula from Toledo and it wasn’t until 701 that Witiza...

The Road: 

You have now entered eucalyptus territory, and although there are patches of old oak forests to be found this non-indigenous species has taken over the landscape and has become a symbol of Galicia.

Accommodation in Palas de Rei

Xunta

1

Albergue Os Chacotes
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19
112 8€
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2

Albergue de Palas de Rei
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19
60 8€
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Private

3

Albergue Outeiro
Private
Plaza de Galicia, 25
50 10€

4

Albergue Zendoira
Private
Amado Losada, 10
50 10€

5

Albergue Mesón de Benito
Private
Paz
80 10€
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6

Albergue San Marcos
Private
Next to church
71 10€
Palas de Rei - Albergue San Marcos

7

Albergue Castro
Private
Ourense, 24
56 10€
Palas de Rei - Albergue Castro

8

Albergue A Casiña di Marcello
Private
Camiño da Aldeia de Abaixo
17 12-15€
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9

Albergue Buen Camino
Private
Peregrino, 3
41 10€
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Casa Rural

10

Complejo la Cabaña ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Doctor Pardo Ouro, 4
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11

Casa Carla
Casa Rural
La Paz, 3
Pension

12

Pensión Bar Plaza
Pension
Compostela, 21
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13

Pensión Palas ⭑
Pension
San Tirso
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14

Pensión Casa Curro
Pension
Ourense, 15

15

Pension Casa Camiño
Pension
Peregrino, 10
Hostal

16

Hostel O Castelo
Hostal
Cruceiro, 14
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17

Hostal Ponterroxán ⭑
Hostal
Compostela, 109
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2.00km → San Xulian
Altitude: 
529
1.10km → Ponte Campaña
Altitude: 
467
History: 

Saint Julian is one of the favored Saints of the camino and is the patron of hospitallers and hoteliers. The legend that surrounds his calling to the camino is a dark one: As a young noblemen fond of hunting, he receives a prophecy (by a deer no less) that he would kill his own parents...

Notice: 

A small one-horse town, the bar and albergue here are not likely to open before noon.

The Road: 

Near San Xulain the camino is undergoing a rerouting to accommodate the new highway connecting Santiago with Lugo. Most recently this meant walking across the unfinished highway. Changes are frequent and it is best to follow the detour signage.

Accommodation in San Xulian

Private

1

Albergue O Abrigadoiro
Private
San Xulian do Camiño
18 12-14€
1.10km → Casanova
Altitude: 
422
History: 

Pontecampaña is the setting for a bloody battle which was fought between Fernán Ruiz de Castro (on behalf of King Pedro I of Castile) and Pedro’s half-brother Enrique II. It was 1370 and the resulting feud left ‘rivers of blood.’ Of note today are the remains of the ancient granite...

Accommodation in Ponte Campaña

Private

1

Albergue Casa Domingo
Private
Aldea de Pontecampaña - Mato
18 10€
2.10km → Campanilla
Altitude: 
482

Accommodation in Casanova

Xunta

1

Albergue de Mato
Xunta
20 8€
Private

2

Albergue Turístico A Bolboreta
Private
Vilar de Remonde
8 13*€
0.80km → Coto
Altitude: 
467
0.60km → Leboreiro
Altitude: 
478
The Road: 

With several bars and one casa rural, Coto sits along a small stretch of the old road.

Accommodation in Coto

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3.90km → Furelos
Altitude: 
449
History: 

The church is also surrounded by legend. It is a familiar one, retold in similar churches and capillas all across Europe. It is the legend of the Virgin that moves in the night. It tells of a mysterious spring that emerged suddenly and which glowed at night. In their search for the source of the...

1.50km → Melide
Altitude: 
418
History: 

The village and its pilgrims hospice were under the ownership of the Hospitallers of San Juan in the 12th century. The Iglesia de San Juan is worth visiting for its quite interesting crucifix which depicts Jesus not with his hands outstretched to his sides, but rather with one hand...

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5.80km → Boente
Altitude: 
455
History: 

Melide is an ancient settlement and despite its importance as a natural crossroad since Neolithic times, it has never been protected by a wall. In Medieval times the overwhelming bulk of the town industries were tied to the camino. This is evident today in the way the town is shaped; stretched...

The Road: 

The traffic through Melide can be dangerous, particularly on market days when booths line the crowded streets and the arrows through town become difficult to spot. Simply follow along with the main road to the first roundabout. If you have not yet crossed the main road do so at the roundabout,...

Accommodation in Melide

Xunta

1

Albergue de Melide
Xunta
San Antonio, 25
156 8€
Private

2

Albergue Vilela
Private
San Antonio, 2
28 10€
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3

Albergue Pereiro
Private
Progreso, 43
40 6/10€

4

Albergue Arraigos
Private
Cantón San Roque, 9
20 10€

5

Albergue San Antón
Private
San Antonio, 6
36 10-12€
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6

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ronda de A Coruña, 2
72 10€
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7

Albergue Montoto
Private
Codeseira, 31
50 12€

8

Albergue Melide
Private
Lugo, 92
57 10€
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9

Albergue O Candil
Private
Principal, 21
12 15*€

10

Albergue O Apalpador II
Private
Cantón de San Roque, 9
32 10€
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11

Albergue O Apalpador
Private
San Antonio, 23
30 10€
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12

Albergue Alfonso II
Private
Toques y Friol, 52-54
34 10€
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Casa Rural

13

B&B A Lúa do Camiño
Casa Rural
Circunvalación - Campo da Feira
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Pension

14

Pensión El Molino ⭑
Pension
Castro, 23
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15

Pensión Xaneiro ⭑
Pension
La Habana, 43
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16

Pensión Berenguela ⭑⭑
Pension
San Roque, 2
Hotel

17

Hotel Carlos 96 ⭑
Hotel
Lugo, 119

18

Hotel Sony
Hotel
Santiago

19

Hotel Pousada Chiquitín
Hotel
San Antón, 18
16 30-70€
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Altitude: 
450
Altitude: 
415
2.80km → Castañeda
Altitude: 
390
The Road: 

Walking past the church the camino turns right and descends more. The hills ahead are steep in both directions, take it easy.

Accommodation in Boente

Private

1

Albergue Boente
Private
En frente de la Iglesia
40 10-12€

2

Albergue El Alemán
Private
40 12€

3

Fuente Saleta
Private
22 12€
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Altitude: 
380
History: 

It is said that the ovens that produced lime for the construction of the Cathedral were here in Castañeda. Pilgrims carried the raw materials here from Triacastela and swapped it for lime which they carried to Santiago.

The Road: 

It is uphill once more, followed by a steady descent into the valley below, steep at points.

Accommodation in Castañeda

Private

1

Albergue Santiago
Private
6 1€
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Altitude: 
305
The Road: 

The camino to Arzúa begins with a steady walk uphill. By the time you reach the road it levels out and the remaining kilometers are flat into town.

Accommodation in Ribadiso da Baixo

Municipal

1

Albergue de Ribadiso da Baixo
Municipal
Ribadiso de Baixo
70 8€
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Private

2

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Ribadiso de Baixo
56 10€
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2.30km → Arzúa
Altitude: 
350

Accommodation in Ribadiso da Carretera

Private

1

Albergue Milpes
Private
Ribadiso, 7
24 10€
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2.30km → Pregontoño
Altitude: 
385
History: 

Making a connecting between modern Arzúa and its medieval self is an imperfect science. There is no mention of a town with that name, only one in the area called Villanova. Scholars widely agree that the absence of any other Villanova in the area, and the presence of two Romanesque churches in...

Famous for its cheese, Arzúa hosts an annual (and three days long) Festival of Cheese in March. They have been doing so for 40 years.

Several other festivals relating to farming, hunting dogs, and horses fill up the balance of the calendar. Apart from these secular celebrations, Arzúa celebrates Corpus Christi, as well as Nuestra Señora del Carmen, who is celebrated on the 16th of July,

The Road: 

The camino leaves Arzúa along a footpath, NOT the road. If you arrived at the main square, walk past the church (with your back to the road) and turn right onto the side street. The terrain is pleasant, a blend of trails and paved roads through small towns and lots of forests. There are a few...

Accommodation in Arzúa

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Xunta
Cima de Lugar, 6
46 8€
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Private

2

Albergue Ultreia
Private
Lugo, 126
38 10€
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3

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Santiago, 14
28 10€

4

Albergue Via Lactea
Private
José Antonio, 26
120 10-12€
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5

The Way Hostel Arzúa
Private
Cima do Lugar, 28
40 10-17€

6

De Camino Albergue
Private
Lugo, 118
46 10-12€
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7

Albergue Don Quijote
Private
Lugo, 130
50 10€
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8

Casa del Peregrino
Private
Cima de Lugar, 7
14 10-12€

9

O Albergue de Selmo
Private
Lugo, 133
50 10-12€

10

Albergue da Fonte
Private
Carme, 18
20 10-12€
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11

Albergue O Santo
Private
Xosé Neira Vilas, 4
22 12€

12

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Private
Lugo, 107
72 10-12€

13

Albergue San Francisco
Private
Carmen, 7
28 14€
Pension

14

Pensión Mesón do Peregrino
Pension
Ramón Franco, 7

15

Pensión Cima do Lugar
Pension
Cima do Lugar, 22

16

Pensión Rúa ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 130

17

Pensión Casa Teodora ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 38
Hotel

18

Pazo Santa María
Hotel
O Pazo
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19

Hotel Suiza ⭑⭑
Hotel
Vello

20

La Casona de Nené
Hotel
Padre Pardo, 24
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Altitude: 
340

Accommodation in Pregontoño

Private

1

Albergue Camiño das Ocas
Private
30 12€
0.90km → Calzada
Altitude: 
337

Accommodation in El Lugar de Tabernavella

Private

1

Albergue Taberna Vella
Private
8 15€

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