→ 2.60 → Oseira → 2.00km → Vilarello

To end of camino

Oseira is hard to miss for the looming and massive Monasterio de Santa María de Oseira. It is well worth a visit. Built in the 12th century it was originally a Cistercian order of French monks. They stayed a surprisingly long time but like nearly every other religious order they were turned out by the Royal Order of Ecclesiastical Exclaustration of 1835. It took nearly a century to pass before the Monastery was again occupied, this time (and still) by Trappists (Cistercians of the Strict Reform).

The Road

The way out of Oseira is not along the road (though cyclists may prefer it for the more gentle grade) but rather up a steep track adjacent to the road with the restaurants.

It passes the hamlets of Vilarello (2km), O Outeiro (2.5k), Carballediña (1.5km), and A Gouxa (bar) (0.4km) before nearing the motorway and Castro-Dozón.

Accommodation in Oseira


Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Beautiful location, highly recommend! We were able to watch the monks at prayer. Albergue is very new and clean. Kitchen with stovetop, mini fridge and microwave but no plates or cooking utensils. Only one restaurant that was closed when we were there so we were glad we had brought some food.