→ 1.90 → Padrón → 0.90km → Iria Flavia

Altitude
10
To end of camino
23.90
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Bus Terminal
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Train
Yes

Padrón might just be the most important little town on this or indeed any other camino. It was here that the remains of Santiago arrived after being sent out to sea on a stone boat, as told in the story of the ‘translatio’. 

His arrival to the specific point is attributed to the fact that it was here that he first arrived to preach while still alive, so his return was a homecoming of sorts.

Padrón is also the birthplace of Rosalia de Castro, Galicia’s most famous and beloved laureate.

Padrón (and Herbón) are home to that delicious green and possibly spicy pepper you may have had the pleasure of eating.

The Road

Take a look at the elevation profile for an idea of what these last 24km will be like, many pilgrims underestimate the elevation changes which increase as you near Santiago.

Comments

michael

Stayed in Pensión Jardín in Padron. This has to be a stop in your Camino. Beautiful Church( with lots of history regarding St James), town and the pension just made the stay in Padron the icing on the cake.

michael

Hi, my sister and I will arrive at 11th August. Please reserve two beds for us. Thanks a lot.

michael

Albergue Margadan
Complet whole new modern albergue with a very friendly and kind host.

michael

A very, very nice place to stay is “os Lambrans” 2,5 km after Padron. If you want to treat yourself.