2.30km → Pregontoño
To Santiago: 
38.50
Altitude: 
385

Arzúa is a pleasant town with almost enough beds for pilgrims. If you find everything to be full and don’t feel like splurging on one of the many hotels in the area, the Polideportivo (sports hall) is often used to house pilgrims. Between here and O Pedrouzo lie a string of...

History: 

Tetilla Cheese: You might have seen this curiously shaped cheese in the shop windows. If you made a connection between the name and the shape you are not mistaken. It was shaped this way by cheese makers in protest to the bishop of Santiago. At the time the Portico de la Gloria (Master...

Fiesta: 

Famous for its cheese, Arzúa hosts an annual (and three day long) Festival of Cheese in March. They have been doing so for 40 years. Apart from this and several other secular celbrations, Arzúa celebrates Corpus Christi, as well as Nuestra Señora del Carmen, who is celebrated on the 16th of July.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Arzúa along a footpath, NOT the road. If you arrived at the main square, walk past the church (with your back to the road) and turn right onto the side street. The terrain is pleasant, a blend of trails and paved roads through small towns and lots of forests. There are a...

Accommodation in Arzúa

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Xunta
Cima de Lugar, 6

46
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Arzúa
Private

2

Albergue O Botafumeiro
Private
Carme, 18

42
12-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Botafumeiro

3

Albergue Via Lactea
Private
José Antonio, 26

120
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Via Lactea

4

Casa del Peregrino
Private
Cima de Lugar, 7

14
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa del Peregrino

5

O Albergue de Selmo
Private
Lugo, 133

50
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: O Albergue de Selmo

6

Albergue Don Quijote
Private
Lugo, 130

50
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Don Quijote

7

Albergue O Santo
Private
Xosé Neira Vilas, 4

22
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Santo

8

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Private
Lugo, 107

72
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)

9

Albergue San Francisco
Private
Carmen, 7

28
14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Francisco

10

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
Santiago, 14

28
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Caminantes

11

Albergue Los Tres Abetos
Private
Rúa Lugo, 147

42
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Tres Abetos

12

Albergue Ultreia
Private
Lugo, 126

38
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ultreia

13

The Way Hostel Arzúa
Private
Cima do Lugar, 28

40
10-17€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: The Way Hostel Arzúa

14

De Camino Albergue
Private
Lugo, 118

46
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: De Camino Albergue
Pension

15

Pensión Casa Teodora ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 38

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Teodora ⭑⭑

16

Pensión Mesón do Peregrino
Pension
Ramón Franco, 7

17

Pensión Cima do Lugar
Pension
Cima do Lugar, 22

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Cima do Lugar

18

Pensión Rúa ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 130
Hotel

19

Pazo Santa María
Hotel
O Pazo

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pazo Santa María

20

Hotel Suiza ⭑⭑
Hotel
Vello

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Suiza ⭑⭑

21

La Casona de Nené
Hotel
Padre Pardo, 24

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: La Casona de Nené
Photo of Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
36.20
Altitude: 
340

Accommodation in Pregontoño

Private

1

Albergue Camiño das Ocas
Private

30
12€
To Santiago: 
32.50
Altitude: 
385
1.40km → Boavista
To Santiago: 
30.80
Altitude: 
345

Accommodation in Calle - O Outeiro

Private

1

Albergue A Ponte de Ferreiros
Private
A Ponte de Ferreiros, 1

30
13€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural do Horreo
Casa Rural
Calle, 6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural do Horreo
1.80km → Salceda
To Santiago: 
29.40
Altitude: 
380
Altitude: 
370
2.60km → Brea
To Santiago: 
27.60
Altitude: 
365

There is a pair of bars in Salceda, and a restaurant (La Esquipa) that is thick with pilgrims every day but Monday when it is closed.

Notice: 

The camino rejoins the road in Salceda, and while it does not walk on the road it does remain quite close. In fact, the camino crosses the road several times between here and Santiago. The speed of traffic, the curves in the road, and the abundance of pilgrims makes this the most...

The Road: 

The camino leaves town to the right of a wedge shaped park next to La Esquipa, not along the road.

Accommodation in Salceda

Private

1

Albergue Alborada
Private
N-547

10
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Alborada

2

Albergue Turistico de Salceda
Private
Calzada

8 in albergue 28 in pension
13€
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3

El Albergue de Boni
Private
N-547, km 75.5

30
12€
1.60km → Empalme
To Santiago: 
25.00
Altitude: 
370

Accommodation in Brea

Private

1

Albergue El Chalet
Private
A Brea, 5

14
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Chalet
Pension

2

Mar de Frisia
Pension
A Brea, 36

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Mar de Frisia
1.00km → Santa Irene
To Santiago: 
23.40
Altitude: 
405

Several roadside bars that cater to trucker and pilgrim alike.

Notice: 

CAUTION crossing the road, dangerous intersection. 

The Road: 

The camino crosses the main road at the highest point in the road, there is no marked crosswalk and the arrows on the other side of the road are often obscured by parked cars. You may see pilgrims continuing along the road but are advised against following them as the camino returns to the trail...

Accommodation in Empalme

Private

1

Albergue Andaina
Private

14
10€
1.40km → A Rúa [O Pino]
To Santiago: 
22.40
Altitude: 
355

Accommodation in Santa Irene

Private

2

Albergue Rural Astrar
Private
Astrar, 18

24
10-13€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Rural Astrar

3

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Privado)
Private
Concejo do Pino

15
13€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Irene (Privado)
Photo of Santa Irene on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
21.00
Altitude: 
280
The Road: 

Where the camino returns to the road at the start of O Pedrouzo you will find an abundance of arrows and a large map which is nearly worthless. Arrows and dozens of signs advertising various hostels and hotels point in every direction. If you have a reservation, review the map to find the...

Accommodation in A Rúa [O Pino]

Private

1

Albergue Espíritu Xacobeo
Private
A Rúa, 49-50

46
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Espíritu Xacobeo
0.70km → San Antón
To Santiago: 
19.40
Altitude: 
280

Unfortunately, there is little to say about this modernized town. When it comes to charm, or monuments, or outrageous legends, it comes up short. During the busier periods along the camino the town feels overrun with pilgrims; most of whom are excited to have finished their penultimate day of...

Notice: 

Avoid the temptation of following the main road out of Pedrouzo. There are very few arrows to get you back to the camino and following along the road puts you in very real danger and takes you away from a lovely forest walk. See note below to get back to the camino. 

The Road: 

If you spent the night in O Pedrouzo, it is important to find your way back to the camino proper which runs through the forest to the north. To get to it, find the intersection of the main road and Calle de Condello (where the Casa do Concello is located). Continue uphill (...

Accommodation in O Pedrouzo [Arca do Pino]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arca do Pino
Xunta
Pedrouzo

120
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Arca do Pino
Private

2

Albergue O Burgo
Private
Lugo, 47

14
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Burgo

3

Albergue O Trisquel
Private
Picón, 1

68
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Trisquel

4

Albergue Edreira
Private
Fonte, 19

40
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Edreira

5

Albergue Otero
Private
Forcarei, 2

36
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Otero

6

Albergue Mirador de Pedrouzo
Private
Lugo

50
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mirador de Pedrouzo

7

Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo
Private
Iglesia, 7

94
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo

8

Albergue Porta de Santiago
Private
Lugo, 11

60
10€
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9

Albergue REM
Private
Iglesia, 7

40
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue REM
Pension

10

Bule Bic ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 18

11

Pensión Platas ⭑⭑
Pension
Lugo, 26

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12

Pensión Casal de Calma
Pension
Igrexa, 10

13

Pensión 9 de Abril
Pension
Santiago, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión 9 de Abril

14

Pensión Codesal ⭑
Pension
Codesal, 17

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Codesal ⭑

15

Pensión Una Estrella Dorada ⭑
Pension
Lugo, 10

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Una Estrella Dorada ⭑

16

Pensión LO ⭑
Pension
Mollados, 43

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión LO ⭑

17

Pensión En Ruta SCQ
Pension
Santiago, 23

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión En Ruta SCQ

18

Pensión Maruja
Pension
Nova, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Maruja

19

Pensión Maribel ⭑⭑
Pension
Mollados, 23

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Maribel ⭑⭑

20

Pensión Arca
Pension
Mollados, 25

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Arca

21

Pensión O Muiño
Pension
Muiño, 1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión O Muiño

22

Pensión A Solaina
Pension
Picón, 3

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión A Solaina

23

Pensión Compás
Pension
Lugo, 47

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Hotel

24

Hotel O Pino ⭑
Hotel
A Rúa, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel O Pino ⭑
2.30km → Amenal
To Santiago: 
18.70
Altitude: 
270
To Santiago: 
16.40
Altitude: 
250

Amenal is little more than a camino pit-stop, and the large outdoor patio of the only bar is often filled to capacity with pilgrims doing their best to make the last day last.

Notice: 

The camino crosses the very busy N-547 by passing underneath it. Do not cross over the road. 

The Road: 

Leaving the bar behind you climb steeply uphill a short distance. The path soon levels out on a comfortable trail surrounded by eucalyptus trees. The Santiago Airport is very near, and the camino follows a path around the runway.

Accommodation in Amenal

Hotel

1

Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑
Hotel
Amenal, 12

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑
To Santiago: 
16.00
Altitude: 
285
2.10km → Lavacolla
To Santiago: 
12.40
Altitude: 
335
History: 

The written history of San Paio has been lost to the ages, but the church here is dedicated to San Paio (or Payo), the 14 year old saint who was kidnapped by the invading Muslim troops, taken to Sevilla, and ultimately martyred to pieces and tossed into the río...

1.30km → Vilamaior
To Santiago: 
10.30
Altitude: 
295
History: 

The name Lavacolla has one of the most debated origins of all the camino towns. They range from the bland “field at the bottom of the hill” to the more profane “scrub your scrotum.” What is more widely accepted is that pilgrims bathed in this river before entering the Cathedral.

The Road: 

If you walked down the stairs to visit either of the bars at the bottom, turn and walk up the steps towards the Iglesia de Benaval. The camino continues around to the right-hand side and down to cross the road. At the road, cross at the crosswalk and continue along the road and over the...

Accommodation in Lavacolla

Private

1

Albergue Lavacolla
Private
Lavacolla, 35

32
12€
Casa Rural

2

Pazo Xan Xordo
Casa Rural
Xan Xordo, 6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pazo Xan Xordo
Hostal

3

Hostal San Paio
Hostal
Lavacolla

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Hotel

4

Hotel Ruta Jacobea ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lavacolla, 41

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5

Hotel Garcas ⭑
Hotel
Naval, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Garcas ⭑
3.70km → San Marcos
To Santiago: 
9.00
Altitude: 
350
0.30km → Monte del Gozo
To Santiago: 
5.30
Altitude: 
365

Accommodation in San Marcos

Hotel

1

Hotel Akelarre ⭑
Hotel
San Marcos, 37

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Akelarre ⭑
To Santiago: 
5.00
Altitude: 
340

Monte de Gozo, or ‘Mount Joy’, was once the first place that pilgrims could get a glimpse of the Cathedral spires. A new stand of trees blocks the view now. It is a large gathering place for pilgrims, who flock to the over-sized monument commemorating the pilgrimage that Pope John Paul...

The Road: 

You do not need to enter the complex but for the sake of curiosity, carrying on down the road will take you where you are heading.

Pass the outdoor gallery of a local (and gifted) sculptor of stone and cross the bridge over the highway. It is midway over this bridge that you enter the...

Accommodation in Monte del Gozo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Xunta
Estrellas, 80

400
8€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Monte do Gozo
Association

2

Centro Europeo de Peregrinación Juan Pablo II
Association
Rua das Estrelas 80

68
Donativo€
Photo of Monte del Gozo on the Camino de Santiago