2.60km → Alto de Palo
Altitude: 
1105
1.10km → Reaz
Altitude: 
205
The Road: 

At the far end of Samarciellu, where the road meets a roundabout, the camino turns left onto a trail to Reaz, and beyond it Doriga.

Samarciellu - Camino de Santiago - 9
Altitude: 
125

At first sight, there appears to be little of note in the very tiny town of Doriga. The church and bar stand across from one another. However just down the road a few meters to the east (turn right at the church) is the enormous and amazing Palacio de Doriga. Its earliest construction, the tower...

The Road: 

Shortly beyond Doriga, the camino passes under the highway and on the other side it meets up with the alternate route that went through Cabruñana. Be mindful not to walk the wrong way back up to Cabruñana. The camino turns left sharply onto a narrow trail and...

Accommodation in Doriga

Private

1

Cá Pacita
Private
12€
Photo in Cá Pacita on the Camino de Santiago
Doriga - Camino de Santiago - 9
0.30km → Doriga
Altitude: 
155
Reaz - Camino de Santiago - 9
Altitude: 
245

Oviedo is both the beginning and the end of several caminos. Descriptions below are separated.

Arriving along Camino San Salvador:

Shells and arrows will bring you right into the old quarters of Oviedo, passing a plaza and the beautiful Ayuntamiento building.

There is talk...

History: 

When Oviedo was founded in 761 it was all but deserted apart from two monks; Fromestano and his uncle Máximo. These two dedicated their church to San Vicente, and 20 years later it would grow to become a monastery. In that monastery was born the future King Alfonso II...

The Road: 

The road out of Oviedo is notoriously confusing. To make matters worse, there are too many shells on the ground to be helpful, especially in the center. They mark several of the caminos into, and out of, Oviedo. There is no distinction between the two directions.

This is how it is done:...

Accommodation in Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo

Association

1

Albergue de El Salvador de Oviedo
Association
Leopoldo Alas, 20
50 6€
Hostal

2

Hostal San Juan
Hostal
Palacio Valdés, 4

3

Hostal Fidalgo
Hostal
Jovellanos, 5

4

Hostal Álvarez ⭑⭑
Hostal
Independencia, 14

5

Hostal Romero ⭑⭑
Hostal
Uría, 36

6

Albergue La Peregrina
Hostal
Covadonga, 8
32 7€

7

Hostal Los Arcos
Hostal
Magdalena, 3
Hotel

8

Hotel Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hotel
Argüelles, 23

9

Hotel Confort Oviedo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Joaquina Bobela, 3

10

Hotel Blue Longoria Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 13

11

Hotel Favila ⭑⭑
Hotel
Uria, 37

12

Hotel Vetusta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 2

13

Hotel Rosal ⭑
Hotel
Cabo Noval, 2

14

Hotel NH Principado ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
San Francisco, 6

15

Hotel El Ovetense ⭑
Hotel
San Juan, 6

16

Hotel Santa Clara ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Clara, 1
Closed

17

Residencia-Albergue Villa Cecilia
Closed
Emigrante, 12
20 10€
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
2.60km → Escamplero
Altitude: 
100

The Bridge of Gallegos belongs to the town of Gallegos (just up the road). It originally dated from the 13th century but was destroyed in 1934 during the run up to the start of the Civil War; this was a common fate for many other bridges along the way, a deliberate effort meant...

Notice: 

If you chose to stay on the road, remember that drivers expect you to be on the trail.

The Road: 

After crossing the bridge, continue along the road. It will take you uphill and straight through town. The arrows at the end of town turn right into the forested countryside. This is officially the camino, but on very wet days it is very muddy and it is just as easy to stay on the road into...

1.40km → El Friesnu
Altitude: 
240
The Road: 

San Juan de Villapañada and the albergue are about 700m up the road and off the camino. If you spend the night there, retrace your steps to rejoin the camino.

On the way up to El Friesnu you will pass through La Pelona.

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