→ 2.50 → La Faba → 2.40km → Laguna de Castilla

Altitude
912
To end of camino
157.40
Bar
Yes

A small hamlet on the way up to O’Cebreiro, there is little more than a collection of houses, a parochial albergue (run by a German confraternity) and the adjacent church which has a daily evening Mass. Two other bars are in the center of the village, one distinctly Gallego in feel and the other distinctly not. The latter also functions as a small albergue.

History

Sir John Moore’s very unlucky British army, having been run out of Villafranca by the French, and suffering terrible weather, retreated through these hills on his way to A Coruña. Moore would make it to the port but never escaped the peninsula. He is buried there.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

We stayed at Albergue Ultreia La Faba and highly commend it. The German volunteers running it were delightful and the albergue clean and spacious with beautiful views. While there’s only 1 bar in town—the other burned down on New Years Eve—it had a tasty pilgrim’s meal. Additionally, the Albergue offered staples for use in their large kitchen for a donation (pasta, drinks, etc). The walk to Triacastela was nice from La Faba as well breaking up the 30 k recommended stage.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Cozy cafe. Fresh baked croissants still warm from the oven.

michael

On 10 April 2022, no pit stops, bars, shop open fir a break : (

michael

July 2019 Other albergue not mentioned on this map is available- el ultimo rincon. I had a lovely time there with the ac and terrace, but my friend got eaten alive by bedbugs.