1.60km → Carballal
To end of camino: 
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 of town.

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 de Palas de Rei
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19

60
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Palas de Rei

2

Albergue Os Chacotes
Xunta
Carretera de Compostela, 19

112
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Os Chacotes
Private

3

Albergue San Marcos
Private
Next to church

71
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Marcos

4

Albergue Castro
Private
Ourense, 24

56
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Castro

5

Albergue A Casiña di Marcello
Private
Camiño da Aldeia de Abaixo

17
12-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue A Casiña di Marcello

6

Albergue Buen Camino
Private
Peregrino, 3

41
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Buen Camino

7

Albergue Outeiro
Private
Plaza de Galicia, 25

50
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Outeiro

8

Albergue Zendoira
Private
Amado Losada, 10

50
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Zendoira

9

Albergue Mesón de Benito
Private
Paz

80
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mesón de Benito
Casa Rural

10

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

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11

Casa Carla
Casa Rural
La Paz, 3

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Carla
Pension

12

Pensión Palas ⭑
Pension
San Tirso

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Palas ⭑

13

Pensión Casa Curro
Pension
Ourense, 15

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Curro

14

Pension Casa Camiño
Pension
Peregrino, 10

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pension Casa Camiño

15

Pensión Bar Plaza
Pension
Compostela, 21

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Bar Plaza
Hostal

16

Hostel O Castelo
Hostal
Cruceiro, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostel O Castelo

17

Hostal Ponterroxán ⭑
Hostal
Compostela, 109

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Ponterroxán ⭑
Photo of Palas de Rei on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → San Xulian
To end of camino: 
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 end of camino: 
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 end of camino: 
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
12€
2.10km → Campanilla
To end of camino: 
61.60
Altitude: 
482

Accommodation in Casanova

Xunta

1

Albergue de Mato
Xunta

20
8€
0.80km → Coto
To end of camino: 
59.50
Altitude: 
467
0.60km → Leboreiro
To end of camino: 
58.70
Altitude: 
478

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

Accommodation in Coto

Photo of Coto on the Camino de Santiago
3.90km → Furelos
To end of camino: 
58.10
Altitude: 
449

Leboreiro is one of the more charming hamlets along this stretch of road. It is sparsely populated but well maintained. The small Romanesque Iglesia de Santa María de las Nieves has a nice tympanum. Also of note is the first cabaceiro, a small woven structure with a thatched roof that serves the same function as an hórreo.

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...

1.50km → Melide
To end of camino: 
54.20
Altitude: 
418

In addition to the Iglesia de San Juan, with its uncommon crucifix, Furelos has a bridge and a bar. Both are impressive, the former for dating back to the Romans, and the latter for the tortillas.

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...

Accommodation in Furelos

Casa Rural

1

Casa Saleta
Casa Rural
Furelos, 29

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5.80km → Boente
To end of camino: 
52.70
Altitude: 
455

Although it has been on the menu as far back as O Cebreiro, Pulpo (octopus) doesn’t seem to garnish much attention until Melide. Despite its apparent disconnect with the sea, Melide’s thriving Thursday market meant that shipping pulpo was a profitable enterprise. It is served today as it was then: on a wooden plate, garnished only with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and a shake of paprika. It is eaten with a rather crude looking toothpick, alongside heavy Galician bread and a bowl of the local Ribeiro wine.

One of the better places to try it is Pulpería a...

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;...

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...

Accommodation in Melide

Xunta

1

Albergue de Melide
Xunta
San Antonio, 25

156
8€
Private

2

Albergue Ezequiel
Private
Rúa Sol, 7

20
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ezequiel

3

Albergue Alfonso II
Private
Toques y Friol, 52-54

20
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Alfonso II

4

Albergue Melide
Private
Lugo, 92

57
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Melide

5

Albergue Arraigos
Private
Cantón San Roque, 9

20
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Arraigos

6

Albergue San Antón
Private
San Antonio, 6

32
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Antón

7

Albergue O Apalpador
Private
San Antonio, 23

30
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Apalpador

8

Albergue Montoto
Private
Codeseira, 31

50
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Montoto

9

Albergue Pereiro
Private
Progreso, 43

40
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Pereiro

10

Albergue O Candil
Private
Principal, 21

12
15*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Candil

11

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ronda de A Coruña, 2

72
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Cruceiro
Casa Rural

12

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

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: B&B A Lúa do Camiño
Pension

13

Pensión El Molino ⭑
Pension
Castro, 23

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión El Molino ⭑

14

Pensión Xaneiro ⭑
Pension
La Habana, 43

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Xaneiro ⭑

15

Pensión Berenguela ⭑⭑
Pension
San Roque, 2
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Berenguela ⭑⭑
Hotel

16

Hotel Pousada Chiquitín
Hotel
San Antón, 18

16
30-70€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Pousada Chiquitín

17

Hotel Carlos 96 ⭑
Hotel
Lugo, 119

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Carlos 96 ⭑

18

Hotel Sony
Hotel
Santiago

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Sony
Photo of Melide on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
49.40
Altitude: 
450
To end of camino: 
47.20
Altitude: 
415
2.80km → Castañeda
To end of camino: 
46.90
Altitude: 
390

The first building in Boente on your left is the Bar de los Alemanes, and this is the best bar in town. Further down the hill, the camino crosses the main road (caution) where two albergues and a few bars are located.

You can get a sello in the Iglesia de Santiago de Boente, and curiously enough the entrance that most pilgrims use leads directly to the sacristy. A collection of hundreds of prayer cards from around the world adorn the walls, and if the priest is not there to stamp your credencial he leaves it out for you to take matters into your own hands.

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

Fuente Saleta
Private

22
13€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Fuente Saleta

2

Albergue Boente
Private
En frente de la Iglesia

40
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Boente

3

Albergue El Alemán
Private
Boente Arriba

40
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Alemán
To end of camino: 
44.10
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
11€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago
To end of camino: 
41.60
Altitude: 
305

A bar near the river with a large patio for celebrating a successful walk. The river here is quite cold and the perfect place to dip your feet.

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€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Ribadiso da Baixo
Private

2

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Ribadiso de Baixo

56
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Caminantes
2.30km → Arzúa
To end of camino: 
40.80
Altitude: 
350

There is now an albergue in the upper part of Ribadiso. It is located at the top of the climb and before you get to Arzua. The albergue here is bookable online.

Accommodation in Ribadiso da Carretera

Private

1

Albergue Milpes
Private
Ribadiso, 7

24
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Milpes
2.30km → Pregontoño
To end of camino: 
38.50
Altitude: 
385

Arzúa is a pleasant town with almost enough beds for pilgrims. If you find everything to be full and don’t feel like splurging on one of the many hotels in the area, the Polideportivo (sports hall) is often used to house pilgrims. Between here and O Pedrouzo lie a string of very small Galician hamlets of little note. The locals in these parts enjoy telling you, without the slightest tone of irony or sarcasm, that ‘no hay vacas in Galicia’ (there are no cows in Galicia). Hold that thought in your head while you slosh through a soggy trail on an otherwise sunny...

History: 

Tetilla Cheese: You might have seen this curiously shaped cheese in the shop windows. If you made a connection between the name and the shape you are not mistaken. It was shaped this way by cheese makers in protest to the bishop of Santiago. At the time the Portico de la Gloria (Master...

Fiesta: 

Famous for its cheese, Arzúa hosts an annual (and three day long) Festival of Cheese in March. They have been doing so for 40 years. Apart from this and several other secular celbrations, 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...

Accommodation in Arzúa

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Xunta
Cima de Lugar, 6

46
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Arzúa
Private

2

Albergue San Francisco
Private
Carmen, 7

28
14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Francisco

3

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Private
Lugo, 107

72
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)

4

Albergue Los Tres Abetos
Private
Rúa Lugo, 147

42
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Tres Abetos

5

Cruce de Camiños
Private
Cima do Lugar, 28

40
14-19€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Cruce de Camiños

6

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Santiago, 14

28
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Caminantes

7

Albergue O Botafumeiro
Private
Carme, 18

25
12-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Botafumeiro

8

Albergue Ultreia
Private
Lugo, 126

38
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ultreia

9

Casa del Peregrino
Private
Cima de Lugar, 7

14
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa del Peregrino

10

De Camino Albergue
Private
Lugo, 118

46
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: De Camino Albergue

11

Albergue-Pensión A Conda
Private
Calexa, 92

18
10€

12

O Albergue de Selmo
Private
Lugo, 133

46
12-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: O Albergue de Selmo

13

Albergue Via Lactea
Private
José Antonio, 26

120
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Via Lactea

14

Albergue O Santo
Private
Xosé Neira Vilas, 4

22
12-14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Santo

15

Albergue-Pensión Arzúa
Private
Rosalía de Castro, 2

18
10€

16

Albergue Don Quijote
Private
Lugo, 130

50
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Don Quijote
Pension

17

Pensión Arcano
Pension
Castro, 6

18

Pensión Cima do Lugar
Pension
Cima do Lugar, 22

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Cima do Lugar

19

Pensión Rúa ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 130

20

Pensión A Fonda do Norte
Pension
Camiño do Norte, 53

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión A Fonda do Norte

21

Pensión Casa Teodora ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 38

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Teodora ⭑⭑

22

Pensión Casa Frade ⭑
Pension
Ramón Franco, 10

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23

Pensión Domus Gallery ⭑⭑
Pension
Rúa Xosé Neira Vilas, 18

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Domus Gallery ⭑⭑
Hotel

24

Hotel Suiza ⭑⭑
Hotel
Vello

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Suiza ⭑⭑

25

Pazo Santa María
Hotel
O Pazo

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pazo Santa María

26

La Casona de Nené
Hotel
Padre Pardo, 24

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: La Casona de Nené
Photo of Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
36.20
Altitude: 
340

Accommodation in Pregontoño

Private

1

Albergue Camiño das Ocas
Private
Bebedeiro S/N

30
12€
0.90km → Calzada
To end of camino: 
33.40
Altitude: 
337

Accommodation in El Lugar de Tabernavella

Private

1

Albergue Taberna Vella
Private
Lugar de Tabernavella

8
15€

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