→ 2.10 → A Fonsagrada → 1.40km → Padrón

Altitude
955
To end of camino
153.80
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Restaurant
Yes

Fonsagrada is the first town of any serious size since crossing into Galicia, and while it may not be a postcard quality village it does provide for everything you might need, including a selection of restaurants to choose from. If you are dining out consider trying the pulpo (octopus), it is the market food of choice in Galicia and is served with heavy bread and a local white wine. In recent years the addition of three albergues here has caused the closure of the old Padrón albergue in the next town.

Notice

The camino between Padrón and O Cádavo is arguably the most difficult of the route, and possibly the reason for the nickname the leg wrecker. Allow for extra time, especially after a rain since many of the sections become thick with mud.

History

The sacred fountain (fons sacrata) that gives the town its name is located behind the Iglesia de Santa María de Fonsagrada (on the aptly named Rúa do Fonte), a chapel-sized church in the center of town. The fountain and its curative waters are part of numerous miraculous bits of lore.

The Road

The camino exits Fonsagrada along the main road, and shortly after follows a secondary road parallel to it, into Padrón. Beyond Padrón it follows through forested paths off of the road.

Comments

michael

Manaia Bar/Restaurant is superb. Go there.

michael

Clean rooms great good breakfast.they do your Landry

michael

Clean rooms great good breakfast.they do your Landry

michael

“Leg wrecker” is a gross exaggeration.