The Caminos to Santiago de Compostela

Map of all Caminos to Santiago de Compostela

Camino Finisterre & Muxía Map 1

Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 1
1.40km → Ponte Sarela
Altitudine: 
250

The camino to Finisterre and Muxía is often called the epilogue to the longer trails leading into Santiago. It is a fitting description for the 3-5 day journey; many pilgrims are moved to find an ending to the ending of their camino.

Finisterre as a destination for pilgrim actually predates the Christian world and the pagan temple of Ara Solis was the goal for many who followed the stars west. It persisted even after the camino to Santiago took root, with several ‘hospitals’ having been built along the way. 

These days the route is more of a choose your own...

Festività: 

The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.

Il cammino: 

The start of the camino to Finisterre is poorly marked, and the fading yellow arrows are hard to find. Fortunately, the way is easy to describe and is very brief; you will be in the forest in less than 1km. 

Facing the Parador (with the Cathedral to your right) exit the square along the...

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela to F & M

Xunta

1

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
Xunta
San Lázaro

80
10€
Private

2

Albergue Santo Santiago
Private
Valiño, 3

40
10€
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3

KM. 0
Private
Carretas, 11

38
20-26€

4

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Private
Basquiños, 67

30
13-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Meiga Backpackers

5

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Private
Quiroga Palacios

199
11-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela

6

Albergue Compostela
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

66
18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Compostela

7

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Private
Tras Santa Clara

84
17-20€
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8

Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 2

40
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue SIXTOS no Caminho

9

Albergue Roots & Boots
Private
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7

48
15-18€
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Photo in Albergue Roots & Boots on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Private
Algalia de Arriba, 3

20
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro

11

Albergue Basquinos 45
Private
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Basquinos 45

12

Albergue El Viejo Quijote
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 48

22
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Viejo Quijote

13

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Private
Concheiros, 36-38

24
10-16€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Estrella de Santiago

14

Albergue Linares
Private
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

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15

Albergue The Last Stamp
Private
Preguntoiro, 10

62
15-25€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue The Last Stamp

16

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Private
Estocolmo, 2

60
10-12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela

17

Albergue Monterrey
Private
Fontiñas, 65a

36
10-14€
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18

Albergue Porta Real
Private
dos Concheiros, 10

24
10-15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Porta Real

19

Albergue Mundoalbergue
Private
San Clemente, 26

30
16-18€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mundoalbergue

20

Blanco Albergue
Private
Galeras, 30

20
12-20€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Blanco Albergue

21

Albergue Azabache
Private
Azabachería, 15

22
14-18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Azabache

22

Albergue La Credencial
Private
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13

36
10-14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Credencial

23

Albergue La Estación
Private
Xoana Nogueira, 14

24
13-15€
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Parochial

24

Albergue Fin del Camino
Parochial
Moscova

110
9€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Fin del Camino
Association

25

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Association
Estocolmo

150
8€
Pension

26

Pensión Pazo de Argra ⭑
Pension
Calderería, 37

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Hostal

27

Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Clemente, 32

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Alameda ⭑⭑

28

Hostal Mapoula
Hostal
Entremurallas, 10-3

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Photo in Hostal Mapoula on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

29

Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑
Hotel
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hospedería San Martín Pinario ⭑

30

Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Doutor Teixeiro, 15

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Nest Style Santiago ⭑⭑⭑

31

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hotel
Fuente de San Antonio, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Avenida ⭑
Photo of Santiago de Compostela to F & M on the Camino de Santiago
0.70km → Sarela de Abaixo
Altitudine: 
195

The remains of an old watermill sit aside the Río Sarela on the outskirts of Santiago.

Photo of Ponte Sarela on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Moas de Baixo
Altitudine: 
235

Look back towards Santiago for a pleasant view of the Cathedral.

Il cammino: 

The camino turns left where it meets the mountain road and follows it for 100m before turning to the right.

Photo of Sarela de Abaixo on the Camino de Santiago
0.90km → O Carballal
Altitudine: 
160
Il cammino: 

The forest meets the road again in Moas, and when it does turn right to follow newly installed arrows.

Photo of Moas de Baixo on the Camino de Santiago
2.50km → Quintáns
Altitudine: 
150

Heavy traffic here. 

Attenzione: 

Pay attention here. Although the route is well marked, it is still quite common for pilgrims to keep on following the road. If that happens to you, there is no need to retrace your steps. Keep on going to the next road (recognizable for the large stone wall) and turn right, followed by the next...

Il cammino: 

Turn right at the bus stop / Hórreo.

Photo of O Carballal on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Alto do Vento
Altitudine: 
166

When you arrive at the main road of Quintáns, the camino turns left and then immediately right again... watch out for the arrows.
At the same intersection there is a bar on your right.

Altitudine: 
100

There is a bar where the camino emerges into town. The albergue is about half way through town and a bit (400-500m) off the camino.

The Road: The camino crisscrosses the main road and follows safer side streets. Keep an eye out for yellow arrows near a small bus stop that takes you to the right. If you miss it and walk too far, stay on the road and keep an eye out for a yellow arrow that will take you left. If you miss that one, just stay on the road, and the camino will rejoin is very soon.

Il cammino: 

The camino crisscrosses the main road and follows safer side streets. Keep an eye out for yellow arrows near a small bus stop that takes you to the right. If you miss it and walk too far, stay on the road and keep an eye out for a yellow arrow that will take you left. If you miss that one, just...

Photo of Alto do Vento on the Camino de Santiago
1.30km → Aguapesada
Altitudine: 
95

The albergue is about halfway through town and about 400m off the camino.

Accommodation in Ventosa (Castelo)

Private

1

Albergue Casa Riamonte
Private
Aldea de Castelo

10
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Riamonte
2.90km → Carballo
Altitudine: 
55

Bar and Pharmacy on your right.  Check out the vines above the bar patio, they are a combination of grapes and kiwi.

The Road:  The road from Ventosa to Aguapesada is straight and along the road. Beyond Aguapesada it follows a quiet road up and into the forest.  The climb here is fairly steep. The towns between here and Ponte Maceira are of little note.

Il cammino: 

The road from Ventosa to Aguapesada is straight and along the road. Beyond Aguapesada, it follows a quiet track and road up and into the forest. The climb here is fairly steep. The towns between here and Ponte Maceira are of little note, and there is only one...

Photo of Aguapesada on the Camino de Santiago
0.90km → Trasmonte
Altitudine: 
255
Photo of Carballo on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → O Reino
Altitudine: 
220
Il cammino: 

Keep on the road through Trasmonte.

Photo of Trasmonte on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → Burgueiros
Altitudine: 
200

There is a bar in O Reino, which technically is a bit off of the camino to your left. Useful if the bar in Trasmonte was closed or if you prefer taking the path less traveled.

Il cammino: 

Keep on the road through O Reino, and again in 500m through the village of Burgueiros.

0.80km → Ponte Maceira
Altitudine: 
185
2.10km → Barca
Altitudine: 
145

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the Río Tabmre.  If not that, then the río itself.  For legal reasons I cannot advise you to swim in the river, but I can tell you that if you waited until the late afternoon to do so you would not be alone.  I can also tell you it is quite refreshing after a walk of any length. If you would rather just dip your feet in there are ample places to do so.

The Road:  Cross over the bridge and follow the road out of town.  As is common in these parts, the camino will continue to parallel the main road, often crossing and...

Storia: 

The heavily disputed legend of the translatio tells us that it was here that the disciples of Santiago, fleeing their Roman captors, were aided by divine intervention. Upon crossing the bridge the center span gave away, stranding the Romans on the other side. This legend, which some...

Attenzione: 

The one bar/restaurant in town is closed every Wednesday.

Il cammino: 

Cross over the bridge and follow the road out of town. As is common in these parts, the camino will continue to parallel the main road, crossing and then crossing back through the village of Barca. It feels un-necessary but it keeps you away from the traffic. Negreira is the...

Photo of Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Negreira
Altitudine: 
150
Altitudine: 
145
3.30km → Zas
Altitudine: 
165

The Xunta albergue is on the far end of town, be sure to pick up supplies if you are not keen on walking back.  All services are available in town.

The Road
: The camino leaves Negreira near the municipal albergue on the West side of town.  If you stayed in that albergue, go back towards town a short distance and follow the signs to the church.  If you are an early morning (in the dark) walker do yourself a favor and scout the route the night before.  It passes into the dark forest fairly quickly and does not emerge until just before Zas.

Note...

Storia: 

“Because I am not inscribed from Noya but from Negreira, where I was born. And from Negreira, which is up the river Tambre, they take you for the army.” - a soldier to his corporal, excerpt from ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ by Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway lived for a short time in...

Il cammino: 

The camino leaves Negreira near the municipal albergue on the West side of town. If you stayed in that albergue, go back towards town a short distance and follow the signs to the church. If you are an early morning (in the dark) walker, do yourself a favor and scout the route the night...

Accommodation in Negreira

Municipal

1

Albergue de Negreira
Municipal
Patrocinio

20
5€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Negreira
Private

2

Albergue Turístico San José
Private
Castelao, 20

50
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Turístico San José

3

Albergue Lua
Private
Santiago, 22

40
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Lua

4

Albergue El Carmen
Private
Carmen, 2

34
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Carmen

5

Albergue Anjana
Private
Chantada, 39

18
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Anjana

6

Albergue Alecrin
Private
Santiago, 52

40
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Alecrin

7

Albergue Turístico de Logrosa
Private
Logrosa, 6

20
17*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Turístico de Logrosa
Casa Rural

8

Casa de Bola
Casa Rural
Lugar de Covas, 9

10
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa de Bola
Hostal

9

Hostal La Mezquita
Hostal
Carmen, 2
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal La Mezquita
Hotel

10

Hotel Millan ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santiago

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Millan ⭑⭑
Photo of Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Altitudine: 
265

There may or may not be a bar open in Zas, it is also a shop for basic necessities but does not do much to advertise.  It is on your left and there are stacks of empty bottles to give it away.

The Road: You enter Zas along the road, but leave it at the bar mentioned above.  The town is small and you will very quickly find that the camino follows a nice country trail all the way to O Rapote.

Il cammino: 

You enter Zas along the road, but leave it at the bar mentioned above. The town is small, and you will very quickly find that the camino follows a nice country trail all the way to O Rapote.

Photo of Zas on the Camino de Santiago
Altitudine: 
525

Small farming village with a picnic table and fountain at the entrance.

Photo of O Rapote (Galicia) on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Portocamiño
Altitudine: 
345

An albergue and town bar are up a flight of steps on your left as you get to the village.

Accommodation in A Peña and Piaxe

Private

1

Albergue Alto da Pena
Private
Piaxe, 5

12+
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Alto da Pena

2

Albergue Rectoral San Mamede da Pena
Private
Piaxe, 8

24
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Rectoral San Mamede da Pena
Photo of A Peña and Piaxe on the Camino de Santiago
3.90km → Vilaserío
Altitudine: 
378

The Road: Much of the camino between here and Vilaserío is along the road.  Only at the very end do you turn left into the forest. A short distance on and you will have arrived in Vilaserío.  Turn right to the bar, the albergues, and the camino.

Camino Finisterre & Muxía Map 2

Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 2
2.10km → Cornado
Altitudine: 
350

Be sure to turn right if you got here along the camino through the woods.  If you missed that part and stayed on the road, turn left and head into town a very short distance to the bar.

The bar here is open every day and provides excellent service to pilgrims.  There is WiFi there and nice, clean, bathrooms.  Recommended.

The municipal albergue is outside of town on the main road.

The Road:  The camino leaves town along the road. If you stopped at the bar, take the steps down and behind it and turn right then left on the road.  You will follow that...

Il cammino: 

The camino leaves town along the road. If you stopped at the bar, take the steps down and behind it and turn right then left on the road. You will follow that road all the way to Cornado.

Accommodation in Vilaserío

Municipal

1

Municipal Albergue
Municipal
Vilaserío

??
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Municipal Albergue
Private

2

Albergue Casa Vella
Private
Vilaserío, 23

15
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Vella

3

Albergue O Rueiro
Private
Vilaserío

30
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Rueiro
Photo of Vilaserío on the Camino de Santiago
4.70km → Maroñas
Altitudine: 
335

There is a fountain in Cornado. 

The Road:  The camino leaves the road in Cornado and stays off of it nearly the whole way to Maroñas.

Il cammino: 

The camino leaves the road in Cornado and stays off of it nearly the whole way to Maroñas.

Photo of Cornado on the Camino de Santiago
1.20km → Santa Mariña
Altitudine: 
325
Photo of Maroñas on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Lamelas
Altitudine: 
335

The bar and albergue are one and the same.  To get there turn left at the 'rollo'.  Otherwise continue to the right past a small picnic area.

The Road:  You will walk along the road here for a short but potentially dangerous stretch.  Pay close attention to traffic when crossing.

Il cammino: 

You will walk along the road here for a short but potentially dangerous stretch. Pay close attention to traffic when crossing.

Accommodation in Santa Mariña

Private

1

Albergue Casa Pepa
Private

40
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Pepa
Photo of Santa Mariña on the Camino de Santiago
2.20km → A Gueima
Altitudine: 
330

Just a few buildings along the roadside, but with a pair of bars.

The Road:  The camino leaves the road quickly and follows along smaller country lanes all the way to Ponte Olveiroa.  It is a particulary scenic stretch of this route.

Note:  There will come a junction near Porteliñas which is confusing and poorly marked.  Some arrows keep you on the road, another set indicates a left turn along a gravel road.  Both will get you where you want to go, but the road is half the distance.

Il cammino: 

The camino leaves the road quickly and follows along smaller country lanes all the way to Ponte Olveiroa. It is a particularly scenic stretch which passes first through the villages of Bo Xesus and A Gueima.

Accommodation in Lamelas

Private

1

Albergue Santa Mariña
Private

30
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santa Mariña
Photo of Lamelas on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Vilar do Castro
Altitudine: 
380
Photo of A Gueima on the Camino de Santiago
3.00km → Lago
Altitudine: 
420
Attenzione: 

If you are interested in the alternate route via A Picota, turn left at the KM 45,146 marker in Vilar do Castro.

Altitudine: 
310

The local pool is free for pilgrims. There is now signage to take you along this optional detour, and it rejoins the official camino in Ponte Olveira.

Accommodation in A Picota

Private

1

Albergue Picota
Private
13 de abril, 94

6
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Picota
Hotel

2

Hotel Casa Jurjo ⭑⭑
Hotel
13 de abril, 59

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0.50km → As Porteliñas
Altitudine: 
340

In 2018 a bar and an albergue opened their doors to pilgrims, allowing pilgrims to divide the route into four days of walking no more than 26km a day with a short last day..

Il cammino: 

The camino passes quickly through the twin hamlets of As Porteliñas and As Abeleiroas on the way to the church and hamlet of Corzón.

Accommodation in Lago

Private

1

Albergue Monte Aro
Private

30
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Monte Aro
Photo of Lago on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → As Abeleiroas
Altitudine: 
315
2.10km → Corzón
Altitudine: 
327
Photo of As Abeleiroas on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Ponte Olveira
Altitudine: 
285

In 2018 a bar and an albergue opened their doors to pilgrims.

1.70km → Olveiroa
Altitudine: 
270

The bar, restaurant, and albergue are all part of the same operation.  On your right after crossing the bridge.  It is worth mentioning that it is under new ownership since 2014.

The Road:  Again along the road all the way to Olveiroa.

Il cammino: 

Again along the road all the way to Olveiroa.

Accommodation in Ponte Olveira

Private

1

Albergue Ponte Olveira
Private
Ponte Olveira, 3

18
12€
3.70km → Logoso
Altitudine: 
270

Hundreds of Horreos and two bar/restaurants.  Of the two, As Pias is the recommended choice.

The Road:  The camino cuts through town and into the a forested area high along the river valley.  It is steadily uphill from here all the way to Hospital and beyond, leveling out only a bit when you get to The Great Divide.

Il cammino: 

The camino cuts a straight line through town but NOTE: at the edge of town the camino turns left BEFORE ever getting to the road. This is an easy turn to miss.

It is mostly uphill from here all the way to Hospital and beyond, leveling out only a bit when you get...

Accommodation in Olveiroa

Municipal

1

Albergue de Santiago de Olveiroa
Municipal

34
6€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Santiago de Olveiroa
Private

2

Albergue Santa Lucía
Private
Olveiroa

16
12€
Booking.com

3

Albergue O Peregrino
Private

12
12€

4

Albergue Casa Manola
Private

16
12€

5

Albergue Hórreo
Private

30
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Hórreo
Pension

6

Pensión Casa Loncho
Pension
Olveiroa
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Loncho

7

Pensión As Pías
Pension
Olveiroa
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión As Pías
Photo of Olveiroa on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Hospital
Altitudine: 
295

Recently revived by a bar and albergue, Logoso is now a popular spot for those wishing to add or reduce a day of walking to Finisterre.

Accommodation in Logoso

Private

1

O Logoso
Private

42
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: O Logoso
0.90km → The Great Divide
Altitudine: 
330

Note:  If you are continuing to Finisterre then the bar here is the last place to stock up on food and water for some distance.  There is a fountain between here and Cee but very little else.

Attenzione: 

If you are continuing to Finisterre then the bar here is the last place to stock up on water or grab a sandwich. There is a fountain between here and Cee but very little else.

Accommodation in Hospital

Private

1

Albergue O Casteliño
Private
Hospital

18
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Casteliño

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