La Rodriga → 1.00 → Cornellana → 1.30km → Sobrerriba

Altitude
55
To end of camino
270.30
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes, 2
Pharmacy
Yes

Cornellana sits at the confluence of the río Narcea and the río Nonaya, which made for a suitably strategic place to build a monastery. Dedicated to San Salvador it remains the centerpiece of the town and is where the municipal albergue is housed.

Fiesta

San Juan is celebrated on the 24th of June, and Nuestra Señora on the 15th of August.

History

A monastery has stood here for nearly 1,000 years. Operated in the earlier centuries as a Cluniac order. At that time it was one of the most important monasteries in Asturias and a key stopping point for pilgrims along the Camino Primitivo. It remains an active monastery, though of a much smaller and more Benedictine nature.

The Road

The camino leaves town from the road behind the monastery. Arrows are weakly painted here. Simply follow the road to the left of the monastery, and turn right at the first junction to follow the property line behind the monastery and uphill.

Accommodation in Cornellana

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

If you decide to stop for lunch or a rest at the bars in Cornellana. Be aware that the shell and yellow arrows pointing to the monastery and the Camino are on the other side of the road embedded in the side of a building. It’s very easy to miss the side street that leads to the monastery (and another steep asphalt climb)

michael

On your way into Cornellana there is a beautiful, new albergue called Roca Madre. The hosts are beautiful and kind and the facilities are all new. Worth stopping here!

michael

Grado has a market in the centre of town every Sunday.
The monastery of San Salvador in Cornellana is closed on Saturday and Sunday so if you want to visit it plan to be there on a weekday. Free entry.
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-2:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-11:00am
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

michael

On your way into Cornellana there is a beautiful, new albergue called Roca Madre. The hosts are beautiful and kind and the facilities are all new. Worth stopping here!