Brea → 2.80 → Palas de Rei → 1.60km → Carballal

Altitude
558
To end of camino
67.40
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Public Pool
Yes, before town in recreation area

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 701 that Witiza came to Galicia, likely to Tui; his migration was prompted by both a Byzantine invasion and the spread of the plague from Constantinople. His reign was short lived but his namesake village here on the camino remains. For the record, he was, in fact, a co-ruler alongside his father, but ‘Palace of the Half King’ lacked a certain flair.

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.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Restaurante Castro has probably the best food we have had on the Camino. They serve the Pilgrims menu until 4 but the restaurant stays open after that and serves food from an extensive and delicious menu until 10 pm.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

This app doesn’t mention but booking.com does - the  Reitoral de Lestedo
+34 982 19 65 63
https://goo.gl/maps/QFwnP8XiYjJpHbXN8

Absolutely fantastic customer service in a converted monastery. This is a HUGE MISTAKE not to mention due to the quality of the lodging and the service. Stayed June 2022 and Miguel is a top of the line hospitalier.

michael

Warning!!!! The booking.com link takes you to lodgings in Palamos NOT Palas de Rei. A weary pilgrim might book non-refundable lodging if they are not wary. I hope the app developer fixes this ASAP before another pilgrim loses money!

michael

There is a 24 hour self service laundry on the main road (Avenida de Compostela) opposite some of the pharmacies.

michael

Really enjoyed our stop at Pension As Hortas. Just off the Camino and a nice touch of luxury after a ling day.

michael

Nice hotel, rooms nicer than some online pics make it look. Staff are lovely and so helpful.