Sobrado dos Monxes

Camino del Norte

To end of camino
52.8
Altitude
505

O Mesón

5.60

Sobrado dos Monxes

3.80

Castro (Carelle)

Services
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
History

The Monastery of Santa María de Sobrado draws visitors from all over Galicia and has had a tumultuous life. When it was built in the year 952 it was dedicated to San Salvador. By the 12th century, it was abandoned and would be taken up by a few pious groups before the Cistercians began monastic life there. The church was added at the end of the 17th century, marking the highest point. By 1834 the monastery, along with most monasteries in Spain, was stripped of its wealth by royal decree; a process which saw a great many treasures transferred to the public domain in an effort to pay down public debt.

The Road

The camino leaves Sobrado along the AC-934. At the first small hamlet, Ponte Pedra, it leaves the road by turning left, but then turns right almost immediately to follow a smaller road. You will wind your way through the hamlets of Castro, and Madelos, before entering Corredoiras.

City Map

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Abeiro da Loba is better, it is 5 km further than the Monastery. It is at the pilgrim way. It is the best.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Overseen by Brother Lawrence, the Monastery has a fully equipped kitchen with dining space for at least 50. Lacks only a microwave, for heating soup, etc. The albergue was completely renovated during Covid and is quite modern and very comfortable. €8.

Camino de Sant…

It also has individual rooms with private or shared bathrooms. 35 to 45 Euros. Has free washer kitchen and livingroom with TV.