2.00km → Portomarín
To end of camino: 
93.70
Seehöhe: 
425
Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino will soon bring you within sight of Portomarín. You will also pass through the town of Vilachá before beginning the rather steep descent into the valley of the río Miño and across the modern bridge to Portomarín.

The camino into town passes over the...

Accommodation in Vilachá

Private

1

Albergue Vilachá
Private
Lugar Vilacha, 10

10
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Vilachá

2

Albergue Casa Banderas
Private

10
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Banderas
7.50km → Gonzar
To end of camino: 
91.70
Seehöhe: 
388

Portomarín holds the distinction of being the newest oldest town along the camino. The Portomarín we see today is a transplanted version of the original town that originally settled in the valley below. Most of the town is new construction, but the church and a few smaller buildings were relocated stone by stone. Close inspection of the Iglesia de San Juan shows that the stones were numbered to avoid head scratching later.

The río Miño was dammed in 1956, forming the Embalse de Belasar which sits beneath the bridge. The water level varies by season...

Geschichte: 

Portomarín gets its name from ‘porto’ or river crossing, and ‘marín’, a reference to the Sanctuary of St. Marina that was located here in the Middle Ages. It enjoyed its peak of prosperity in the 15th and 16th centuries when several of the Catholic Monarchs slept here...

Hinweis: 

Be aware of high-speed traffic as you are required to cross back and forth across the main road. 

Wegbeschreibung: 

From the square simply head downhill along the colonnaded street and stick to it until you arrive at the main road. DO NOT keep going straight. Rather turn left and head back in the direction of the bridge into town. Before you get there arrows will direct you onto a different...

Accommodation in Portomarín

Xunta

1

Albergue de Portomarín
Xunta
Carretera de Lugo

110
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Portomarín
Private

2

Albergue Pasiño a Pasiño
Private
Compostela, 25

30
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Pasiño a Pasiño

3

Albergue Ferramenteiro
Private
Chantada, 3

130
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ferramenteiro

4

Albergue Casa do Marabillas
Private
Camiño do Monte, 3

20
15*€
Booking.com

5

Albergue Ultreia Portomarin
Private
Diputación, 9

26
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ultreia Portomarin

6

Albergue A Fontana de Luxo
Private
Fontedagra, 2

10
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue A Fontana de Luxo

7

Albergue Casa Cruz
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 16

16
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Cruz

8

Albergue El Caminante
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 6

46
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Caminante

9

Albergue Aqua Portomarín
Private
Barreiros, 2

16
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Aqua Portomarín

10

Novo Porto
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 12

22
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Novo Porto

11

Albergue Casona da Ponte
Private
Camiño da Capela, 10

10
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casona da Ponte

12

Albergue PortoSantiago
Private
Diputación, 8

14
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue PortoSantiago

13

Albergue Pons Minea
Private
Sarria, 11

36
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Pons Minea

14

Albergue Villamartín
Private
Miño, 14

20
10€

15

Albergue Huellas
Private
Peregrino, 15

12€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Huellas

16

Albergue O Mirador
Private
Peregrino, 27

29
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Mirador

17

Albergue Folgueira
Private
Chantada, 18

32
10€
Booking.com

18

Albergue Manuel
Private
Miño, 1

16
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Manuel
Pension

19

Pensión Portomiño ⭑
Pension
Sarria, 2

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Portomiño ⭑

20

Pensión Posada del Camino
Pension
Lugo, 1

21

Pensión Mar ⭑
Pension
Fraga Iribarne, 5

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Mar ⭑
Hostal

22

Hostal El Padrino ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Fraga Iribarne, 18

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal El Padrino ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel

23

Hotel Villajardín
Hotel
Miño, 14

24

Casa do Maestro
Hotel
Fraga Iribarne, 1

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa do Maestro

25

Hotel Ferramenteiro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Chantada, 3

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Ferramenteiro ⭑⭑
Photo of Portomarín on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
87.40
Seehöhe: 
501

Hórreo: If you pronounce this word like OREO you are pretty close. Hórreos are commonplace in northern Spain, from the smallest of hamlets to the largest of private estates. They vary in design from region to region and in Galicia they tend to stretch out lengthwise. They function as corn-cribs, with slatted walls that allow for circulation and a foundation designed to prevent rodents from climbing up. They range in length from 2m to 35m.

1.30km → Castromayor
To end of camino: 
84.20
Seehöhe: 
546

Gonzar is notable for the number of cows kept there, far more than the human population.

The bar along the road can be miserably swamped, but if you go a short way into town you can enjoy a coffee at Casa Garcia (next to the church) with its beautiful courtyard and quiet atmosphere and its bathroom without a queue.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino leaves along the road but departs from it quite quickly. You will find that it does this often; the arrows have been placed in a manner which keeps you as far from heavy traffic as possible.

Accommodation in Gonzar

Xunta

1

Albergue de Gonzar
Xunta
Carretera

28
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Gonzar
Private

2

Hosteria de Gonzar
Private
Gonzar, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hosteria de Gonzar

3

Albergue Privado de Gonzar - Casa Garcia
Private
Gonzar, 8

20
10€
Photo of Gonzar on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Map 24

Camino de Santiago Map 24
To end of camino: 
82.90
Seehöhe: 
601
Geschichte: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Shortly beyond the village, a mere 50m off the camino to your left, are the remains of the Iron Age castro that gives the town its name. It is seldom visited (there are no signs) but is worth an exploration. It can be found before the point where you meet the main road.

Accommodation in Castromayor

Private

1

Albergue Ortiz
Private
Castromaior, 2

18
10€
Pension

2

Pensión Casa Maruja
Pension
Castromaior

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Maruja
Photo of Castromayor on the Camino de Santiago
1.60km → Ventas de Narón
To end of camino: 
80.50
Seehöhe: 
678
Wegbeschreibung: 

When leaving Hospital de la Cruz it is important to pay close attention to the traffic. The camino crosses a large roundabout, goes over the highway, and then turns left. At this point, you are actually walking along the highway on-ramp, though only for a short distance. It turns right...

Accommodation in Hospital de la Cruz

Xunta

1

Albergue de Hospital da Cruz
Xunta
Antiguas Escuelas

32
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Hospital da Cruz
Hostal

2

Hostal El Labrador
Hostal
Alto Hospital, 2
Photo of Hospital de la Cruz on the Camino de Santiago
3.00km → Ligonde
To end of camino: 
78.90
Seehöhe: 
703

The bar O Cruceiro opens at 6 am, and there is a wonderful fountain in the picnic area. The small chapel here has a stamp, which is given by its blind caretaker with a bit of help from you.

The land in this area is poor for farming as the soil is rich with quartz and feldspar. The ridge that you are walking towards is the watershed between the río Miño (behind you, which empties into the Atlantic near Guarda) and the río Ulla (ahead of you, and which empties into the Atlantic near Padron). The area is covered thickly with broom.

Geschichte: 

The year 820 was an important one for Ventas de Naron, and for Christian Spain. For Ventas, it was the site of a battle between the Muslim and Christian forces. The Muslim forces aimed to expand their territory to the north and the Christians, led by the Asturian King Alfonso II...

Accommodation in Ventas de Narón

Private

1

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Ventas de Narón, 6

30
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Cruceiro

2

Albergue Casa Molar
Private
Ventas de Narón, 8

18
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Molar
Photo of Ventas de Narón on the Camino de Santiago
Seehöhe: 
725
Photo of Alto de Ligonde on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
76.90
Seehöhe: 
663
To end of camino: 
76.50
Seehöhe: 
642
1.10km → Eirexe [Airexe]
To end of camino: 
75.90
Seehöhe: 
628
Geschichte: 

Locals say that the field on your right at the start of town is a pilgrim cemetery. There doesn’t seem to be any commemoration of that fact, or protection of the site either. Whether it is or is not a cemetery seems less important than the insight gained by remembering how dangerous a pilgrimage...

Accommodation in Ligonde

Association

2

Albergue Fuente del Peregrino
Association
Ligonde, 4

9
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Fuente del Peregrino
Photo of Ligonde on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → Portos
To end of camino: 
74.80
Seehöhe: 
632
Geschichte: 

Eucalyptus: The Eucalyptus tree, indigenous to Australia, was brought to Galicia in 1865 for the construction trade. It proved to be a poor choice and is now used to produce paper (most of it is shipped to the mills in Portugal). The Galicians have a love/hate relationship with...

Accommodation in Eirexe [Airexe]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Eirexe
Xunta
Eirexe, 17

20
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Eirexe
Pension

2

Pension Eirexe
Pension

4
10€
0.50km → Lestedo
To end of camino: 
72.80
Seehöhe: 
582

You will pass through A Prebisa and Lameiros, no services.

Accommodation in Portos

Private

1

Albergue A Paso de Formiga
Private
Portos , 4

13
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue A Paso de Formiga
Photo of Portos on the Camino de Santiago
Off Camino: 
4.50

‌Detour to Vilar de Donas and La Iglesia de El Salvador

After passing the bar of Portos, turn right along a gravel road. There is a fork at 500m, keep left and continue strait over the N-547. To the church and back is 4.5km.

Guided tours are offered by a local, and in some cases even when the church is otherwise closed. The official hours are:

Winter (November through March): 12-17:30  closed Mondays

Summer (April through October): 11-14 & 16-20  closed Mondays

The church was given to the Order of Santiago under the pretext...

2.10km → Brea
To end of camino: 
72.30
Seehöhe: 
596
Wegbeschreibung: 

You will pass through Os Valos and Mamurria, no services.

Accommodation in Lestedo

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rectoral de Lestedo
Casa Rural
Lestedo
Photo of Lestedo on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
71.40
Seehöhe: 
634
To end of camino: 
70.80
Seehöhe: 
615
2.80km → Palas de Rei
To end of camino: 
70.20
Seehöhe: 
621

‘Brea’ is Gallego for road, and is a very common name for a small village.

Wegbeschreibung: 

From here the camino passes through more forests and nears the road at Rosario.

Photo of Brea on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
68.80
Seehöhe: 
626
Wegbeschreibung: 

Along the descent from here you will pass Os Chacotes,  a recreational area with a log-cabin style hotel and sports facilities. At the entrance to Palas de Rei is the Iglesia de San Tirso, where a stamp is available. From there it is down a set of stairs into town.


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