Las Herrerías

Camino Frances

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Las Herrerías


Hospital (Inglés)


Las Herrerias, and the conjoined hamlet of Hospital, are at the base of the mountain that has been lurking on the horizon for a few days. 

At the end of town, just past Casa Polin, is a small picnic area and the Fuente de Quiñones (named after the famous jouster of Hospital de Órbigo).


A local service offers to take you to the top of the mountain on horseback, an alternative to the 6km ascent and a taste of what luxury would have felt like 900 years ago.

The Road

The climb begins as a gradual ascent along the paved road. The camino will eventually leave this road in favor of a footpath which descends to your left. Arrows at the turn-off indicate that the camino for cyclists remains on the road and if you are on a bike this is the preferred route. When the trail begins to climb again the path is rocky and steep and slick with mud and horse shit. Tread carefully and think happy thoughts. 

City Map


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La vida es sueño y los sueños sueños son. Aprovecha y habla con Víctor de la vida y de los caballos, mientras correr en las nubes de Galicia.
Gracias Víctor, buen camino.

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This place is comfortable enough. We had booked a private triple room. The toilets and bathroom are downstairs, which is quite inconvenient, especially at night when you have to walk through the dorm beds to use the loo!
No WiFi - you have to go to the Restuarant next door to use the WiFi.
We did not have dinner here.
They don't offer breakfast.

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Stopped for a delicious lunch and had the best homemade tarta de queso of my camino

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The horse ride service to the top opens March 15

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Horse ride to the top is 40€. Victor leaves at 9 and 4. I was debating whether to go or not so when, while we were riding, he told me work has been slow since the pandemic hit, I was happy to be helping local peoples businesses! The horses are well cared for and he stops to give them water during the climb.
Trip is about 2 hours.

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If you want to take a horse to the top you need to know they only go up twice per day. One early morning and one in the "afternoon". You need to book well in advance as they fill up quickly. We waited too long and got to make the lovely uphill walk.

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What a perfect place. Everything about this place is top notch. David and his Sister the owners are keeping this place to the highest standards.
The restaurant is serving great food with great attention. The rooms are super clean and comfortable. Very good stop before the climb to O Cebrerrio.

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Whilst the La Pandela accommodation was wonderful, we were very disappointed with the food. Several items on the menu weren’t available and others had items interchanged without advising you. Better off eating at the hotel next door.

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We stayed at Albergue Las Herrerias, which is now named Miriam: at least that’s the name on the side of the building and what the locals told us when we asked for Albergue Las Herrerias.
We had a great stay. Clean rooms. Hot water until it ran out from the 20 something pilgrims who used it.
Best of all, we had a great vegetarian dinner and breakfast.
Loved it!

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We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at El Capricho del Josana. Delightful hosts. Vegetarian and vegan options available.