1.70km → Cima de Vila
To Santiago: 
136.50
Altitude: 
680
1.40km → Quintela
To Santiago: 
134.80
Altitude: 
670
To Santiago: 
133.40
Altitude: 
590
0.90km → Río Arnoia
To Santiago: 
132.10
Altitude: 
555
History: 

It is said that the name of the town, and its prominence as a religious center, both date back to the 4th century. It was then that the Virgen appeared in the marsh (juncal) nearby. An Ermita was erected, and in subsequent centuries the Monastery was built and expanded. The monks there...

The Road: 

After passing the church the camino turns right to follow the road towards Salguieros, but quickly leaves the road to follow a side road and track down to the Río Arnoia (0.9km). It then climbs up to A Pousa along another track which turns off from the road shortly after...

Accommodation in Xunqueira de Ambía

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Xunqueira de Ambía
Xunta
Asdrúbal Ferreiro

24
8€
Private

2

Albergue Casa Tomás
Private
San Rosendo, 13

9
15€
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Do Souto
Casa Rural
San Roque
1.60km → Salgueiros
To Santiago: 
128.90
Altitude: 
555
The Road: 

Between A Pausa and Ourense the camino is almost entirely along paved roads (see River Walk exception below). It passes through the hamlets of Salguieros (bar) (1.6km), Veirada (1.6km), Ousende (0.9km), Panelas (bar, shop) (0.9km), Venda do Río (2...

1.60km → Veirada
To Santiago: 
127.30
Altitude: 
530
0.90km → Ousende
To Santiago: 
125.70
Altitude: 
450
0.90km → Panelas
To Santiago: 
124.80
Altitude: 
405
2.10km → Venda do Río
To Santiago: 
123.90
Altitude: 
390
0.50km → Pereiras
To Santiago: 
121.80
Altitude: 
345
2.30km → A Castellana
To Santiago: 
121.30
Altitude: 
345
2.20km → Reboredo
To Santiago: 
119.00
Altitude: 
300
2.70km → Seixalbo
To Santiago: 
116.80
Altitude: 
275
4.00km → Ourense
To Santiago: 
114.10
Altitude: 
200
The Road: 

From Seixalbo and the Capela Santa Ádega, the camino descends towards Ourense, either along the main road or a side road. It eventually reaches a large PEUGEOT car dealership. STOP.

The official camino from here is along the road more or less straight into the center...

1.10km → Río Miño
To Santiago: 
110.10
Altitude: 
175

Ourense’s everlasting tourist attraction is its natural thermal spas. It is said that the Romans settled here because of the warm waters, though more likely is the strategic location along the Río Miño and the gold within it. 

The spas are still open to the public, some are free...

The Road: 

Just beyond the río the camino again splits. Here again the arrows leave a bit to be desired, there is only one set of arrows to indicate the split. They are painted on the sidewalk and are fading.

Here is how to find the way:

Once over the Río Miño keep to the right side of...

Accommodation in Ourense

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Ourense
Xunta
Barreira 12

8€
Private

2

Albergue Grelo Hostel
Private
Peña Trevinca 40

32
15*€
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Hostal

3

Hostal La Rotonda ⭑
Hostal
Marín, 41

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Hotel

4

Hotel Zarampallo ⭑
Hotel
San Miguel, 9

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5

Hotel Mabú ⭑
Hotel
Ctra. de Vigo, 39

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6

Hotel Altiana ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ervedelo, 14

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7

Hotel Carris Cardenal Quevedo ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Cardenal Quevedo 28-30

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8

Hotel Irixo ⭑
Hotel
Hermanos Villar, 15

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8.20km → Tamallancos
To Santiago: 
106.00
Altitude: 
220
The Road: 

After crossing over the main road through Cudeiro the camino continues to climb. It passes several hamlets along the way and eventually returns to the N-525 (which wound around the mountain). It crosses the road and shortly after turns right to enter Tamallancos via a back road....

0.70km → Bouzas
To Santiago: 
97.80
Altitude: 
445
The Road: 

From Tamallancos the camino follows loosely the N-525 to Casas Novas, but seldom directly on it. It passes through the hamlets of Bouzas (bar) (0.7km), Sobreira (bar) (3.7km), and Viduedo (bar, shop) (1.5km).

3.70km → Sobreira
To Santiago: 
97.10
Altitude: 
450
2.20km → Cea
To Santiago: 
89.80
Altitude: 
495
5.90km → Pielas
To Santiago: 
87.60
Altitude: 
510

The old part of town is an ancient knot of confusion but somehow it is impossible to get too lost. Every other building seems to have a legacy as a bakery (a few remain) and there are a few hórreos still standing.

History: 

There are about 17 bakeries in this small village, and the locals tell of a time when there were closer to 50! They all produce the same Pan de Cea, the only bread in Galicia which is protected and monitored for quality in the same way that wines have a D.O. By definition, all of the...

The Road: 

The camino crosses the main road and heads uphill towards a sporting facility. Around the back side of the building, the camino once again splits into two distinct routes. Here the choice is a bit more complicated than the previous option. The two options merge in Castro-Dozón.

Accommodation in Cea

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Cea
Xunta
Santo Cristo

40
8€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Mañoso
Casa Rural
Campo da Feira, 6

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