0.40km → Barbadelo
To Santiago: 
110.00
Altitude: 
522

Vilei is often mismarked as Barbadelo on the map and in guidebooks. They are distinct hamlets, less than 1km apart. It has grown into quite a pilgrim stop from the abandoned hamlet it once was. It now counts two albergues and a trinket shop and is a pleasant place to stay if you...

History: 

Vilei and many of the small hamlets throughout Galicia have always been the agricultural heart of Galicia, working primarily in the dairy industry. Pilgrims come and go, and nothing for them changes much. These clusters of inhabited places are called caserios, and in many...

Accommodation in Vilei

Private

1

Albergue Casa Barbadelo
Private

70
10€
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2

Albergue 108 to Santiago
Private
BARBADELO (KM 108 del Camino de Santiago)

12
8-15€
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1.90km → Mercado da Serra
To Santiago: 
109.60
Altitude: 
549
History: 

Barbadelo, small as it is, once housed a monastery in 874. The current church dates from the 12th century and has several quality sculptures, including the animals carved into the north portal. It is 50m off the camino to your left, signed.

Accommodation in Barbadelo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Barbadelo
Xunta

18
8€
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Private

2

A Casa de Carmen
Private

32
10€
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3

Albergue O Pombal
Private

8
10€
To Santiago: 
108.40
Altitude: 
594
6.10km → Morgade
To Santiago: 
107.70
Altitude: 
630
History: 

A curious place for a medieval market, but that is exactly what this crossing of roads is known and named for.

The Road: 

The camino passes through the hamlets of Leimán, Peruscallo, Cortiñas, Lavandeira, Casal, and Brea. None have any services. The way is more gently rolling hills.

Between here and Morgade you may find, behind a fence on your right-hand side, a rather curious and grumpy...

Accommodation in Mercado da Serra

Private

1

Albergue Molino de Marzán
Private

15
10€
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To Santiago: 
105.50
Altitude: 
628
To Santiago: 
104.60
Altitude: 
633
To Santiago: 
103.70
Altitude: 
636
To Santiago: 
103.30
Altitude: 
642
To Santiago: 
103.20
Altitude: 
635
To Santiago: 
102.20
Altitude: 
659
1.40km → Ferreiros
To Santiago: 
101.60
Altitude: 
651

Accommodation in Morgade

Private

1

Albergue Casa Morgade
Private

16
10€
0.10km → Mirallos
To Santiago: 
100.20
Altitude: 
660

As the name implies, Ferreiros was once home to a notable blacksmithing trade. More recently it was another center for small dairy production, and that industry has given way to supporting pilgrims.

The Road: 

Beyond Ferreiros you will encounter the 100km marker. It is the single most vandalized object on the camino, changing from day to day as pilgrims leave their mark. From here on to Santiago the terrain has smoothed out, but do not be deceived. Although the height of the peaks has been reduced,...

Accommodation in Ferreiros

Xunta

1

Albergue de Ferreiro
Xunta

22
8€
Ferreiros - Albergue de Ferreiro
Private

2

Albergue Casa Cruceiro
Private
Ferreiros, 2

18
10€
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Ferreiros - Camino de Santiago - 1
Ferreiros - Camino de Santiago - 1
0.70km → Pena
To Santiago: 
100.10
Altitude: 
638

At the bottom of the hill from Ferreiros, there is a bar and a church/cemetery.

The Road: 

Beyond Mirallos you will encounter the 100km marker. It is the single most vandalized object on the camino, changing from day to day as pilgrims leave their mark. From here on to Santiago the terrain has smoothed out, but do not be deceived. Although the height of the peaks has been...

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2.60km → Mercadoiro
To Santiago: 
99.40
Altitude: 
644

Not much in town apart from the well-kept albergue/bar Casa do Rego.

The Road: 

You will pass through Rozas and Moimentos, no services.

Accommodation in Pena

Private

1

Albergue Casa do Rego
Private
Aldea A Pena, 4

6
12€
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To Santiago: 
98.70
Altitude: 
639
Rozas - Camino de Santiago - 1
To Santiago: 
97.30
Altitude: 
580
0.10km → Moutras
To Santiago: 
96.80
Altitude: 
547

Another bar-and-albergue-only kind of town, run by some fellows from Valencia and the most promising place to find paella on the menu.

Accommodation in Mercadoiro

Private

1

Albergue Mercadoiro
Private
Aldea de Mercadoiro, 2

36
10€
3.00km → Vilachá
To Santiago: 
96.70
Altitude: 
534

The small shop/cafe here wins the award for flair. It is run by an artist who hand paints camino shells and other souvenir items. Rock and roll sello.

The Road: 

You will pass through Parrocha, no services.

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To Santiago: 
95.00
Altitude: 
488
2.00km → Portomarín
To Santiago: 
93.70
Altitude: 
425
The Road: 

The camino will soon bring you within sight of Portomarín. You will also pass through the town of Vilachá before beginning the rather steep descent into the valley of the río Miño and across the modern bridge to Portomarín.

The camino into town passes over the...

Accommodation in Vilachá

Private

1

Albergue Casa Banderas
Private

10
10€
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2

Albergue Vilachá
Private

10
10€

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