Altitude: 
250

Amenal is little more than a camino pit-stop, and the large outdoor patio of the only bar is often filled to capacity with pilgrims doing their best to make the last day last.

Notice: 

The camino crosses the very busy N-547 by passing underneath it. Do not cross over the road. 

The Road: 

Leaving the bar behind you climb steeply uphill a short distance. The path soon levels out on a comfortable trail surrounded by eucalyptus trees. The Santiago Airport is very near, and the camino follows a path around the runway.

Accommodation in Amenal

Hotel

1

Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑
Hotel
Amenal, 12
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Altitude: 
285
2.10km → Lavacolla
Altitude: 
335
History: 

The written history of San Paio has been lost to the ages, but the church here is dedicated to San Paio (or Payo), the 14 year old saint who was kidnapped by the invading Muslim troops, taken to Sevilla, and ultimately martyred to pieces and tossed into the río...

1.30km → Vilamaior
Altitude: 
295
History: 

The name Lavacolla has one of the most debated origins of all the camino towns. They range from the bland “field at the bottom of the hill” to the more profane “scrub your scrotum.” What is more widely accepted is that pilgrims bathed in this river before entering the Cathedral.

The Road: 

If you walked down the stairs to visit either of the bars at the bottom, turn and walk up the steps towards the Iglesia de Benaval. The camino continues around to the right-hand side and down to cross the road. At the road, cross at the crosswalk and continue along the road and over the...

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Private

1

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
Lavacolla, 35
32 12€
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Xan Xordo, 6
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Hostal

3

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Lavacolla
Hotel

4

Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lavacolla, 41
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5

Hotel Garcas ⭑
Hotel
Naval, 2
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3.70km → San Marcos
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
Altitude: 
365

Accommodation in San Marcos

Hotel

1

Hotel Akelarre ⭑
Hotel
San Marcos, 37
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Altitude: 
340

Monte de Gozo, or ‘Mount Joy’, was once the first place that pilgrims could get a glimpse of the Cathedral spires. A new stand of trees blocks the view now. It is a large gathering place for pilgrims, who flock to the over-sized monument commemorating the pilgrimage that Pope John Paul...

The Road: 

You do not need to enter the complex but for the sake of curiosity, carrying on down the road will take you where you are heading.

Pass the outdoor gallery of a local (and gifted) sculptor of stone and cross the bridge over the highway. It is midway over this bridge that you enter the...

Accommodation in Monte del Gozo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Xunta
Estrellas, 80
400 8€
Association

2

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
Rua das Estrelas 80
68 Donativo€
Altitude: 
250

Welcome to Santiago! There are a tremendous amount of things to see and things to do in Santiago de Compostela; you are encouraged to stay for at least one full day extra for exploring the web of streets, all of which seem to bring you back to the Cathedral.

Your pilgrim related business...

Notice: 

One word of caution regarding accommodation is in order. If you are arriving in the high season, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. There have been several additions to the albergue roster in recent year but the numbers of pilgrims still exceed capacity in the high season.

The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Xunta

1

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
Xunta
San Lázaro
80 10€
Private

2

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67
30 13-15€

3

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios
199 11-15€
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4

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28
66 18€

5

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara
84 17-20€

6

Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 2
40 15€

7

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7
48 15-18€
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8

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3
20 15€
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9

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

10

Albergue El Viejo Quijote
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 48
22 13€

11

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38
24 10-16€

12

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

13

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10
62 15-25€
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14

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2
60 10-12€
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15

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a
36 10-14€

16

Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10
24 10-15€
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17

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26
30 16-18€
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18

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30
20 12-20€

19

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15
22 14-18€
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20

Albergue La Credencial
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13
36 10-14€

21

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14
24 13-15€

22

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3
40 10€

23

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11
38 20-26€
Parochial

24

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova
110 9€
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Association

25

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
Estocolmo
150 8€
Pension

26

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37
Hostal

27

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32
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28

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3
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Hotel

29

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3
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30

Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Doutor Teixeiro, 15
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31

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5
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Parador

32

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Obradoiro, 1
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2.20km → Vilamor
Altitude: 
565
0.80km → Irago de Arriba
Altitude: 
490
5.70km → Melide
Altitude: 
450

Welcoming, if somewhat curious, bar. This is the last stop on the Camino Primitivo before it joins the Camino Frances in Melide. The number of pilgrims will increase noticeably. So too will your options for accommodation and morning coffee.

The Road: 

Between Irago and Melide there are a number of small villages and urban sprawl. The first bars appear on the road into Melide.

History: 

This outermost barrio of Santiago was once the closest point that pilgrims affected with leprosy were permitted to go.

The Road: 

The walk into Santiago is through the urbanized zone that has grown up around the old town. After passing over the highway bridge the first part of Santiago you walk through is the Barrio San Lazaro; the church here is said to be the limit for pilgrims with leprosy. There is a fairly...

2.50km → Vilouriz
Altitude: 
710

This high point marks the border between Lugo and La Coruña.

The Road: 

The camino goes up and over the ridge that divides Lugo from La Coruña. A short distance beyond it leaves the road for a trail and descends through the hamlets of Vilouriz and Vilamor before entering Irago de Arriba.

5.80km → Boente
Altitude: 
455

Although it has been on the menu as far back as O Cebreiro, Pulpo (octopus) doesn’t seem to garnish much attention until Melide. Despite its apparent disconnect with the sea, Melide’s thriving Thursday market meant that shipping pulpo was a profitable enterprise. It is served today as it was...

History: 

Melide is an ancient settlement and despite its importance as a natural crossroad since Neolithic times, it has never been protected by a wall. In Medieval times the overwhelming bulk of the town industries were tied to the camino.

The Road: 

The traffic through Melide can be dangerous, particularly on market days when booths line the crowded streets and the arrows through town become difficult to spot. Arrows direct you towards a small side street through the old part of town that parallels the main road. There are many other yellow...

Accommodation in Melide on the Camino Primitivo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Melide
Xunta
San Antonio, 25
156 8€
Private

2

Albergue Pereiro
Private
Progreso, 43
40 6/10€

3

Albergue Arraigos
Private
Cantón San Roque, 9
20 10€

4

Albergue San Antón
Private
San Antonio, 6
36 10-12€
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5

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ronda de A Coruña, 2
72 10€
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6

Albergue Montoto
Private
Codeseira, 31
50 12€

7

Albergue Melide
Private
Lugo, 92
57 10€
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8

Albergue O Candil
Private
Principal, 21
12 15*€

9

Albergue O Apalpador II
Private
Cantón de San Roque, 9
32 10€
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10

Albergue O Apalpador
Private
San Antonio, 23
30 10€
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11

Albergue Alfonso II
Private
Toques y Friol, 52-54
34 10€
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12

Albergue Vilela
Private
San Antonio, 2
28 10€
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Casa Rural

13

B&B A Lúa do Camiño
Casa Rural
Circunvalación - Campo da Feira
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Pension

14

Pensión El Molino ⭑
Pension
Castro, 23
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15

Pensión Xaneiro ⭑
Pension
La Habana, 43
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16

Pensión Berenguela ⭑⭑
Pension
San Roque, 2
Hotel

17

Hotel Carlos 96 ⭑
Hotel
Lugo, 119

18

Hotel Sony
Hotel
Santiago

19

Hotel Pousada Chiquitín
Hotel
San Antón, 18
16 30-70€
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