→ 2.70 → Herbón → 3.00km → Padrón

To end of camino
Off Camino

Herbón, and the Monastery and Albergue there, could not be better placed for a peaceful day of relaxed contemplation at the end of the penultimate day of walking to Santiago. 

It is a deviation from the camino’s yellow arrows, but one imagines that it has always been an important stopping point for pilgrims. 

The albergue here is run by the Galician Amigos of the Camino and it is one of the few places where you can count on eating dinner with all of the other pilgrims staying there.

The Road

To get there simply follow the red arrows marked Herbón. This detour if for anyone wishing to spend the night in the Albergue at the Monastery of Herbón (recommended). From Pontecesures it is 2.7km, with an additional 3km the following morning to bring you to Padrón. In all this detour adds 3.1km to the official route.

Accommodation in Herbón


Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Tour of the monastery at 6pm
Mass at 8pm
Dinner at 9pm
Coffee and tea making facilities
1 set of bunk beds in each monks cell
No sheets or towels provided


There is WiFi once in the convent


The place has been filling up by 1pm or 2pm in September, I’m sure in the high season could be sooner. You are not allowed to walk from Padrón to stay there as they feel you did not walk enough.