7.50km → Gonzar
To Santiago: 
91.70
Altitude: 
388

Portomarín holds the distinction of being the newest oldest town along the camino. The Portomarín we see today is a transplanted version of the original town that originally settled in the valley below. Most of the town is new construction, but the church and a few smaller...

History: 

Portomarín gets its name from ‘porto’ or river crossing, and ‘marín’, a reference to the Sanctuary of St. Marina that was located here in the Middle Ages. It enjoyed its peak of prosperity in the 15th and 16th centuries when several of the Catholic Monarchs slept here...

Notice: 

Be aware of high-speed traffic as you are required to cross back and forth across the main road. 

The Road: 

From the square simply head downhill along the colonnaded street and stick to it until you arrive at the main road. DO NOT keep going straight. Rather turn left and head back in the direction of the bridge into town. Before you get there arrows will direct you onto a different...

Accommodation in Portomarín

Xunta

1

Albergue de Portomarín
Xunta
Carretera de Lugo

110
8€
Private

2

Albergue Pasiño a Pasiño
Private
Compostela, 25

30
10€

3

Albergue Ferramenteiro
Private
Chantada, 3

130
10€
Booking.com

4

Albergue Casa do Marabillas
Private
Camiño do Monte, 3

20
15*€
Booking.com

5

Albergue Ultreia Portomarin
Private
Diputación, 9

26
10€
Booking.com

6

Albergue A Fontana de Luxo
Private
Fontedagra, 2

10
15€
Booking.com

7

Albergue Casa Cruz
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 16

16
10€
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8

Albergue El Caminante
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 6

46
10€

9

Albergue Aqua Portomarín
Private
Barreiros, 2

16
10€
Booking.com

10

Novo Porto
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 12

22
10€

11

Albergue Casona da Ponte
Private
Camiño da Capela, 10

10
15€
Booking.com

12

Albergue PortoSantiago
Private
Diputación, 8

14
10€
Booking.com
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13

Albergue Pons Minea
Private
Sarria, 11

36
10€
Booking.com
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14

Albergue Villamartín
Private
Miño, 14

20
10€

15

Albergue O Mirador
Private
Peregrino, 27

29
10€
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16

Albergue Folgueira
Private
Chantada, 18

32
10€
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17

Albergue Manuel
Private
Miño, 1

16
10€
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Pension

18

Pensión Portomiño ⭑
Pension
Sarria, 2

Booking.com
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19

Pensión Posada del Camino
Pension
Lugo, 1

20

Pensión Mar ⭑
Pension
Fraga Iribarne, 5

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Hotel

21

Hotel Villajardín
Hotel
Miño, 14

22

Hotel Ferramenteiro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Chantada, 3

Booking.com
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Photo in Portomarín on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Portomarín on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
87.40
Altitude: 
501

Hórreo: If you pronounce this word like OREO you are pretty close. Hórreos are commonplace in northern Spain, from the smallest of hamlets to the largest of private estates. They vary in design from region to region and in Galicia they tend to stretch out lengthwise. They...

1.30km → Castromayor
To Santiago: 
84.20
Altitude: 
546

Gonzar is notable for the number of cows kept there, far more than the human population.

The bar along the road can be miserably swamped, but if you go a short way into town you can enjoy a coffee at Casa Garcia (next to the church) with its beautiful courtyard and quiet atmosphere...

The Road: 

The camino leaves along the road but departs from it quite quickly. You will find that it does this often; the arrows have been placed in a manner which keeps you as far from heavy traffic as possible.

Accommodation in Gonzar

Xunta

1

Albergue de Gonzar
Xunta
Carretera

28
8€
Gonzar - Albergue de Gonzar
Private

2

Hosteria de Gonzar
Private
Gonzar, 7

Booking.com

3

Albergue Privado de Gonzar - Casa Garcia
Private
Gonzar, 8

20
10€
To Santiago: 
82.90
Altitude: 
601
History: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

The Road: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

Accommodation in Castromayor

Private

1

Albergue Ortiz
Private
Castromaior, 2

18
10€
Pension

2

Pensión Casa Maruja
Pension
Castromaior

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1.60km → Ventas de Narón
To Santiago: 
80.50
Altitude: 
678
The Road: 

When leaving Hospital de la Cruz it is important to pay close attention to the traffic. The camino crosses a large roundabout, goes over the highway, and then turns left. At this point, you are actually walking along the highway on-ramp, though only for a short distance. It turns right...

Accommodation in Hospital de la Cruz

Xunta

1

Albergue de Hospital da Cruz
Xunta
Antiguas Escuelas

32
8€
Hostal

2

Hostal El Labrador
Hostal
Alto Hospital, 2
3.00km → Ligonde
To Santiago: 
78.90
Altitude: 
703

The bar O Cruceiro opens at 6 am, and there is a wonderful fountain in the picnic area. The small chapel here has a stamp, which is given by its blind caretaker with a bit of help from you.

The land in this area is poor for farming as the soil is rich with quartz and feldspar. The ridge...

History: 

The year 820 was an important one for Ventas de Naron, and for Christian Spain. For Ventas, it was the site of a battle between the Muslim and Christian forces. The Muslim forces aimed to expand their territory to the north and the Christians, led by the Asturian King Alfonso II...

Accommodation in Ventas de Narón

Private

1

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ventas de Narón, 6

30
10€
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2

Albergue Casa Molar
Private
Ventas de Narón, 8

18
10€
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To Santiago: 
76.90
Altitude: 
663
To Santiago: 
76.50
Altitude: 
642
1.10km → Eirexe [Airexe]
To Santiago: 
75.90
Altitude: 
628
History: 

Locals say that the field on your right at the start of town is a pilgrim cemetery. There doesn’t seem to be any commemoration of that fact, or protection of the site either. Whether it is or is not a cemetery seems less important than the insight gained by remembering how dangerous a pilgrimage...

Accommodation in Ligonde

Association

2

Albergue Fuente del Peregrino
Association
Ligonde, 4

9
Donativo€
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2.00km → Portos
To Santiago: 
74.80
Altitude: 
632
History: 

Eucalyptus: The Eucalyptus tree, indigenous to Australia, was brought to Galicia in 1865 for the construction trade. It proved to be a poor choice and is now used to produce paper (most of it is shipped to the mills in Portugal). The Galicians have a love/hate relationship with...

Accommodation in Eirexe [Airexe]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Eirexe
Xunta
Eirexe, 17

20
8€
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Pension

2

Pension Eirexe
Pension

4
10€
0.50km → Lestedo
To Santiago: 
72.80
Altitude: 
582

Passerete per A Prebisa e Lameiros, nessun servizio.

The Road: 

You will pass through A Prebisa and Lameiros, no services.

Accommodation in Portos

Private

1

Albergue A Paso de Formiga
Private
Portos , 4

13
12€
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2.10km → Brea
To Santiago: 
72.30
Altitude: 
596
The Road: 

You will pass through Os Valos and Mamurria, no services.

Accommodation in Lestedo

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rectoral de Lestedo
Casa Rural
Lestedo
To Santiago: 
71.40
Altitude: 
634
To Santiago: 
70.80
Altitude: 
615
2.80km → Palas de Rei
To Santiago: 
70.20
Altitude: 
621

‘Brea’ is Gallego for road, and is a very common name for a small village.

The Road: 

From here the camino passes through more forests and nears the road at Rosario.

To Santiago: 
68.80
Altitude: 
626
The Road: 

Along the descent from here you will pass Os Chacotes,  a recreational area with a log-cabin style hotel and sports facilities. At the entrance to Palas de Rei is the Iglesia de San Tirso, where a stamp is available. From there it is down a set of stairs into town.

1.60km → Carballal
To Santiago: 
67.40
Altitude: 
558

Palas is bisected by a pair of large roads which twist and turn through town. After coming down the staircase, and with the municipal albergue on your left, the road to the right leads to a grocery and back to Portomarin. Straight on to bars and restaurants and albergues and the road out...

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...

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 A Casiña di Marcello
Private
Camiño da Aldeia de Abaixo

17
12-15€
Booking.com
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4

Albergue Buen Camino
Private
Peregrino, 3

41
10€
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5

Albergue Outeiro
Private
Plaza de Galicia, 25

50
10€
Booking.com

6

Albergue Zendoira
Private
Amado Losada, 10

50
10€
Booking.com

7

Albergue Mesón de Benito
Private
Paz

80
10€
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8

Albergue San Marcos
Private
Next to church

71
10€
Palas de Rei - Albergue San Marcos

9

Albergue Castro
Private
Ourense, 24

56
10€
Palas de Rei - Albergue Castro
Casa Rural

10

Casa Carla
Casa Rural
La Paz, 3

Booking.com

11

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

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Pension

12

Pensión Bar Plaza
Pension
Compostela, 21

Booking.com
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13

Pensión Palas ⭑
Pension
San Tirso

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14

Pensión Casa Curro
Pension
Ourense, 15

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15

Pension Casa Camiño
Pension
Peregrino, 10

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Hostal

16

Hostel O Castelo
Hostal
Cruceiro, 14

Booking.com
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17

Hostal Ponterroxán ⭑
Hostal
Compostela, 109

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2.00km → San Xulian
To Santiago: 
65.80
Altitude: 
529

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.

1.10km → Ponte Campaña
To Santiago: 
63.80
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 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
To Santiago: 
62.70
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...

Accommodation in Ponte Campaña

Private

1

Albergue Casa Domingo
Private
Aldea de Pontecampaña - Mato

18
10€

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