French Road Stage 1: S.

Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles
The Hostels

Hostel Itzandegia Roncesvalles (Navarra) Tel: 948 760000

L'esprit du Chemin Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Tel: +33 (0)5 59 37 24 68

Hostel Le Chemin vers l'Etoile Saint Jean Pied de Port (France) Tel: +33 (0)5 59 37 20 71 Hostel Accueil Pelerin Saint Jean Pied de Port (France) Tel: 0033 559 370 509

Refuge Orisson Uhart-Cize Tel: To call from Spain: 00 33 5 59 49 13 03 In France: 05 59 49 13 03 Hostel Ferme Ithurburia Honto (France) Tel: +33 (0)5 59 37 11 17

Hostel of Luzaide/Valcarlos Valcarlos (Navarra) Tel: 948 79 01 89, Better to call City Hall (948 79 01 17)

Information on the stage 1: S. Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles

As an alternative to Roncesvalles, the French town of Saint Jean Pied de Port has become the starting point preferred to start the pilgrimage by the French Road. The opening day challenges to the pilgrim with a drop of more than 1250 meters but was rewarded with a landscape atlantic exceptional and the attractiveness of transferring to foot the border between France and Spain. The itinerary The French Road - the Way par excellence, the mother of all Roads to Santiago - it started in the medieval bridge over the river levels. So we get access to the rue d'Espagne, district of merchants and craftsmen who has barely changed his appearance over the centuries. Going through the streets of a tip to another to transfer the walls broken of the old wall and reach a pole of wood. Nailed, next to a shell and the mark red and white of GR 65, there is a sign that indicates Chemin

de Saint Jacques de Compostelle. A terrible repecho welcomes us below and should tackle very slowly, thus facilitating the progressive warming at a stage that is going to demand much effort and to be taken very quiet. Rising by the asphalt road, between intermittent neighborhoods of houses as Iruleya and Erreculus and surrounded by green grassland, arrive to the core of Honto (Km 5). After the latest houses, the track gives us a small truce and its place a path that wins the game to the slope with a succession of curves of herradura. After her, and again with their feet on the asphalt, turn next to a source and a table of guidance. Is deployed in an excellent mirador since the obtained an overview of Saint Jean Pied de Port and the soft mountainous terrain of this part of the french Aquitaine (6.4 Km). A kilometer above came up to the hostel Orisson, an alternative to spend the night. Especially for the traveller who initiated the stage to the late afternoon. We continue to move by the narrow mountain road, certainly in the company of sheep of race Manech and robust horses insensitive to the rigors of the climate. Some four kilometers later, some 100 meters and left hand, can be distinguished on a rocky ridge the size of the Virgin of Biakorri, adorned with flowers, necklaces, crosses, shells and other objects ofrendados by pilgrims (Km 11.3). After 20 minutes of progress turn the diversion that low until the location french of Arnéguy and two kilometers later, finally, we come to the key point of the day. Along the berm right there is a milestone of stone with a sign of carved wood with an inscription Roncevaux/Orreaga (Km 15). Mean abandoning the asphalt road and continue on the soft floor of prado pyrenees. Our feet will be grateful. Turn immediately next to a cross and ascend to a hill, leaving to our right a relief stone shelter. Only 000 meters more remaining to enter Spain and reach the collado of Bentarte, where we find the source of Roldan, who reminds the journal of Charlemagne defeated next to its army in the year 778 by the vascones (Km 16.5). In short, a triple signal of wood tells us, among other options, which continue down the right toward Roncesvalles. By a hayedo and a forest trail more unprotected reach the collado Lepoeder, the peak of the stage to 1430 meters in height. (Km 20.5). Here are two options to continue well identified in a pole of wood. On the left is the shortest (3.6 kilometers to Roncesvalles), however with the handicap of having to descend steep slopes. The choice of the right is 400 meters longer, but more soft and passes through the high Pass. Matter of taste. We choose the longest and descend on the asphalt road and tackling from time to time. The views are grandiose and lead us to discover the landscape of the stage of tomorrow: forests of beeches and Roncesvalles giving way to Burguete and to the valley of Erro. We came to pass, where the beaked chapel of San Salvador, built in memory of a former monastery that made it sound its bell to guide the pilgrims medieval (Km 24.1). The stage only a breath and, after passing along to the Center of Migration of Birds, our itinerary is internal to the hayedo to reach Roncesvalles, represented by the Collegiate gothic of Santa Maria (Km 25.7). The difficulties
Continuous ascent from Saint Jean Pied de Port until the Collado Lepoeder: The first 20.5 kilometers are a continuous ascent that demands much effort. It is obliged arrive in a good physical state to this first stage and take with much tranquillity. We must remember that the path of Santiago is a career of substance and not of speed. Not the ends the stronger but the more cautious. Problems with the signalling?: The signalling is good, but this stage holds the record for people who are lost, especially in winter, with snow or fog. In winter and in case of expected bad weather is best opt for alternative route that amounts on the road. Remember that when you reach the milestone of stone that says Roncevaux/ Orreaga (Km 15), is to abandon the road and involved monte through.

On Saturdays at 9:30 and 16:00 hours. only. On Sundays and public holidays there is no service. The rest of the year: from monday to friday leaves. The telephones of Teletaxi are the 948 23 23 00 948 35 13 35. Follow the road which amounts to pass by Arnéguy and Valcarlos. This mountain stage presents an alternative almost obliged in winter or in bad weather. On Sundays and public holidays there is no service.Comments To get to Saint Jean Pied de Port the best option is to take the bus from Pamplona to Roncesvalles. at 18:00 hours. It is well signposted and take after leaving the rue d'Espagne. The schedules are as follows: 1 July to September 1: from monday to friday leaves at 10:00 and 18:00 hours. On Saturdays at 16:00 hours. Although no doubt. the hospitaleros Saint Jean Pied de Port have on information. Paying a supplement will allow carry the bicycles. Rather than follow the route that we are proposing it should be diverted to the right. For more information: Coaches Konbu. Phone: 948 30 02 87. there is a taxi service waiting for the pilgrims who want download to Saint Jean Pied de Port. If anyone traveling on Sunday can take a taxi from Pamplona. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Once in Roncesvalles.

Lemovicense and Podense. PASS: After crowning the collado Lepoeder. RONCESVALLES: Colegiata de Santa Maria: Clear example of french gothic in Spain. Saint Jean Pied de Port still follows an aura medieval thanks to its citadel positioned in the high. Account with a great nave with two lateral roads and two ensembles and presents a set of pillars and columns in red stone. In the whole of the Collegiate also stresses the cloister. the church of Santa Maria began to be built between 1215 and 1221 under the patronage of the king navarro Sancho VII The Strong. the whole formed by the church and the bridge over the river levels. Terraced to its structure is in the Door of Notre Dame. opened in 1965 and that recalls the existence of a former monastery which gave assistance to the medieval pilgrims. It was founded in the 12th century and since 1234 was the capital of Ultrapuertos. as his former french name indicates.What to see. end of the continuing climb of the first stage. starts the eager decline in four kilometers that leads to the high Pass. one of the six merindades of the Kingdom of Navarra. TO Saint Jean Pied de Port arrive united already hikers european routes Tourangelle. and the transit of the thousands of pilgrims who come walk from the center of Europe or come from Spain to start the pilgrimage. Ciudadella: With the dimensions of 600 x 150 meters the fortified citadel of Saint Jean Pied de Port was designed by the military engineer Vauban during the 1600S. At the end of the 16th century became part of France and today is a canton located in the department of the Pyrenees-atlantiques in the French region of Aquitaine. more than 1.000 meters. a former district of merchants and artisans. one of the streets renowned historical center. which down the Rue de la Citadelle gives access to the Rue d'Espagne. Now known as the Church of the assumption. in spanish San Juan Foot of Port. owes its name to its strategic location at the foot of the border mountains with Spain. Here. what to do SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT: Saint Jean Pied de Port. carved in wood and bathed in silver in Toulouse in the 14th century. plant square and lifted during the first half of the 17th century. He instead of the old medieval castle and from their locations have views of the locality and the mountainous landscape that surrounds it. has been the beaked chapel of San Salvador. Because of its state of neglect and deterioration over the centuries later was rebuilt much of the temple during the 1600S. Church of Notre Dame du Bout du Pont: Temple gothic fortress located. . Puerta de Santiago: Located in the upper part of the location enters the pilgrims from the north and center of Europe in the Rue de la Citadelle. Consists of a plant of three ships and in the presbytery stands the sculpture of the Virgin of Roncesvalles. in a place of medieval bridge over the river levels. the narrow cobbled and commercial la Citadelle and d'Espagne. not the road to Toulouse penetrate in Spain by the Port huesca Somport and join the other pilgrims in Bridge the Queen.

Church enshrined in the year 1219. Chapel of the Holy Spirit: Also known as Silo of Charlemagne. is the oldest of Roncesvalles.Santiago Chapel: Small gothic construction of the thirteenth century. The monument Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles Dedicated to Santa Maria. It is the 12th century and it has given burial to pilgrims. separated by arcos ogive. divided into three ships without cruise. He was parish until the 18th century and was restored in the twentieth century. . Gothic style french. Basilica Plan.

Zubiri .Zubiri The Hostels Hostel Zaldiko Zubiri (Navarra) Tel: 609 736 420 Hostel The Stick of Hazel Zubiri Tel: 948 30 47 70 / 666 499 175 Hostel of pilgrims from Zubiri Zubiri (Navarra) Tel: 628 324 186 Information on the stage 2: Roncesvalles .French Road Stage 2: Roncesvalles .

5). For a final. point where turn left to exit the N135 and enter into Burguete.a cairn is responsible for reminding us of the four kilometers remaining until the high of Erro . After the church of San Nicolas. The left next to the "tiendica of Biskarret" and we went to Lintzoain. After 100 meters can be seen across the road and. It remains on track of gravel . leads us to open and close a couple of sidescuttles and surprise us with some tranche of steps. after a short stretch. Bartholomew's Church. because we can then take the path that is not.4).After a day of mountain devoid of kernels inhabited. the profile is flat and alternating wooded tranches with extensive areas of meadows populated by livestock. (Km 11. Continue by a track. since there is no lay between the robust houses blasonadas and asphalt (2. through the branches. the former posada that today is in a state regrettable and makes the times of stable. Just after a pedestrian turn left and tracks of different floor climb up the high of Mezkiritz. the second stage promises a dash differently. After the fall is more evident. construction by the who agree to Zubiri and to the valley of Esteribar (Km 21. torcemos right next to a bank branch to cross a bridge on a stream that low toward the river Urrobi. Until Espinal. so it went through the people. We move in the town to exit the N-135 at the height of the modern St. Surrounded also boxwood. the cross of the Pilgrims. went to a asphalted road from the appreciated the red roof tiles of Spinal and by the that down until this first people of the valley of Erro. . There is a leading to the High Errebelu but we must continue the indicated by the cairn santiago. order to stage in the 12th century thanks to the existence of a hospital in pilgrims. leaves us next to the road but in its place we take a path artificial stoned that arrives to Bizkarreta. The itinerary Since the hostel Itzandegia went out to the N-135.8 Km). The bucolic walking ends to arrive next to the ships of the polygon Ipetea. where we crossed the N-135 (17. flanked by some vessels and extensive prairies populated by livestock and clumps of deciduous. Once in Lintzoain turn next to the pediment and torcemos at the right to take a carretil cement very steep to tackle with wheezing. The street San Nicholas and the road are all one. and. Turn right and we carry on the sidewalk almost skimming the facades white of two and three storeys. holly trees and ferns move toward the next population. After circumvent several channels of water vados rudimentary stone and fix a repecho. magical and vertiginous drop between boxwood. gates we are open and close and steps are up to the doors of Zubiri and the valley of Esteribar.3 Km). When crossing the road your eye!. The first ramps are the most tough but the pending yields and the way widens. distant nearly two kilometers (13. take a path that is born along the berm right and that runs along a forest of beech and oak. passing before by Burguete. where next to the road there is a tombstone with the image labrada of the Virgin of Roncesvalles (8. A metal cancels encourages us to enter the hayedo and descend by him. such as that leads us up to the same high of Erro. something slippery if it has rained. a cruise gothic that he was transferred to this place in the year 1880 by the Prior don Francisco Polite. Take a track and to the 700 meters we leave it to one side the sale of the Port.8 Km). Then jumps to the scene valley of Erro demonstrating its beech and oak and of its changing terrain: moves up Mezkiritz and descends to Bizkarreta and Lintzoain to deal with the port of Erro. A final stretch. There are even good tranches in clear decrease. At the end we stand on the bridge of the anger over the river Arga.and continues through a narrow path.2 Km).

In Zubiri there is a bar next to the polideportivo that serves lunches and dinners for the pilgrim. Burguete. Espinal. there must be careful in step by Burguete because there is no berm. Drawing rompepiernas: After Spinal the profile hardens. Comments In the 21. There is a cafeteria after the church. but abound over the slopes that the price increases.The difficulties Road N-135: We have to pay attention because there are several times that crosses the N-135. The departure of Lintzoain frightened the first ramps but then becomes much more bearable. The ascent of the high of Erro does not imply any difficulty. In Spinal and Bizkarreta there are also stores where to buy food. Bizkarreta and Lintzoain have private accommodations.5 kilometers separating Roncesvalles of Zubiri there is no hostels of pilgrims intermediate. However. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . If we very early in Roncesvalles cannot breakfast on Burguete. In addition.

Its St. VALLEY OF ERRO: Past Burguete. Like Burguete. abandons the valley to descend to the valley of Esteribar. From among its 12 population nuclei. Lintzoain: Lintzoain is the geographic center of the valley and its administrative capital. across the rooftops red and white houses of Burguete. divide between the climate Atlantic and the sub. Burguete is a town of step vertebrate around the street San Nicolas. the former Biscaretum had a hospital in pilgrims but today it is not trace remains of what. In the port of Erro. Church of San Nicolas de Bari: The renaissance facade was carved in 1699 by the beratarra Juan de Miura. His church of San Saturnino stone rosacea is romanesque 13th century and was reformed in the XVI. The monument Bridge of anger. founded in the year 1269 by the king Navarro Thibaut II (1253-1370) is the location bigger del valle de Erro. Bizkarreta/Gerendiain (Biskarret): Back in the 12th century. still retains its home romanesque 13th century. ZUBIRI: Zubiri. The church of St. The church of San Pedro. reformed profusely at the end of the eighteenth century. channel that he will be accompanied during two stages more to bridge the Queen. There was a belief that the animals that gave them a lap around the pillar healed of rabies. . the route santiago enters the inner cities of Aurizberri/Espinal. This appointment is of Ernest Hemingway. on this river rises a medieval bridge two eyes known by the nickname "of Rabies". Houses two altarpieces later centuries XVII and XVIII. Bartholomew's church was built in 1961. the pilgrim has the first encounter with the river Arga. el Camino de Santiago penetrates the domains in the valley pyrenees of Erro. people of the bridge in basque. is the first location of the valley of Esteribar on the path of Santiago. In Zubiri.What to see. Aurizberri/Espinal: Espinal. Maarten is from new plant already that the former was used during the carlist war as barracks and was destroyed in 1836 during the conflict. Precisely. Bizkarreta/Gerendiain and Lintzoain. Inside the temple stresses the altarpiece baroque. As reflected in his novel of 1926. scattered by the llano". Zubiri Medieval Bridge of 2 eyes of half a point and polygonal dams on the river Arga. Is located on top of the people and it must be diverted about 150 meters to visit. populated to left and right by houses blasonadas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. since by a tradition was forced to animals to pass by the central pillar to heal of this disease. in addition to live with passion the 'Sanfermines liked to come to Burguete to fish and relax the bustle of the city. American writer immortalized Burguete in his work Fiesta. It is also the larger kernel and the administrative capital of the valley. is a town of services divided by the N-135. what to do AURITZ/BURGUETE: "To reach the end of the cuesta.

(Navarra) Tel: 948 211 712 Hostel municipal Villava Villava (Navarra) Tel: 948 11 15 77 Hostel of the Trinidad of Arre Arre (Navarra) Tel: 948 332941 Hostel Municipal Huarte Huarte/Uharte Tel: 948 074329 Hostel of Jesus and Mary Pamplona.Pamplona/Iruña The Hostels Hostel of Larrasoaña Larrasoaña (Navarra) Tel: 661 100 774 Hostel House Paderborn Pamplona. (Navarra) Tel: 948 22 26 44 .French Road Stage 3: Zubiri .

1 Km). two small populations of just 20 neighbors (Km 3. Coming from Zubiri itinerary does not penetrate at this location. the home and the baptismal font (6. is Larrasoaña. river to irrigate the valley of Esteribar and leads to the first city in the way. of the bandits in Larrasoaña. surrounding the perimeter of the company and. A short climb leads to the next nucleus of the valley of Esteribar: Akerreta. Iturgaiz in Irotz and Magdalena in Pamplona. a company founded in 1945 taking advantage of the reservoir of geological magnesite. The Rabies Zubiri. The next tranche does not disappoint at all. Later.Pamplona/Iruña As a bridge to bridge and tire because brings me the flow. since it is separate from the path by the river Arga and the bridge of the bandits. we crossed. Guarded between trees and scrub going . All on the Arga. We turn next to the hotel rural and after a portillo and a stretch of gravel arrived until a local road. a few two kilometers. descend a flight of stairs to leave the industrial area. The itinerary We must go back on the steps of yesterday and crossing again the bridge of rabies. At the top of the town is the church of the Transfiguration.Information on the stage 3: Zubiri . subsequently. After a kilometer arrived at the edge of a road. Should its origin to the foundation of a monastery in the century X. which still retains elements as medieval tower. On a path stoned arrived at Ilarratz and 800 meters after a Eskirotz.7). Climb the road. just opposite the factory of Magna. people signal of the route jacobea vertebrate in the street San Nicolas.

9). reaching almost to rub the water. Leaving aside his church of San Pedro we by track until the bridge of Iturgaiz. In Zuriain. (Km 17. almost 16 kilometers. but we have to go with care by the berm. yes that there is a machine of water and soft drinks but does not ensure stocks. After crossroads. a travel ameno frequented by walkers and cyclists that leads us to a picnic on the other side of the N-135. It can also be progress following some films. Past the danger we take the diversion of Ilurdotz and return to cross the Arga to go up Irota (Km 11. still looks its Romanesque apse (Km 15.4). romanesque and rehabilitated the last century. The difficulties Decline rapidly and pronounced between Akerreta and Zuriain: A kilometer after Akerreta there is a quick depression. a detour to the left leads to the hostel House Paderborn. attentive to the signalling jacobea of pavement. there is no place where supplies. where is the hostel pamplona (Km 20. This leads us to climb by a path and to move by the former lordship of Arleta. turning several roundabouts. with steps including.2 Km). after crossing the bridge. which also crossed through its main street.2). At the exit cross the road and continue straight. We said goodbye del valle of Esteribar and later avoid crossing a ringroad thanks to another underpass. today a set of houses ruined. which leads us to continue straight through the streets del Carmen and the Navarrerí search of the river Arga and deal a rapid decline until the same shore. the first city in the way. always in the face. The entry of Pamplona. barbecues and even services encourage the rest. . To the height of a mechanic turned to the right to cross the road next to Nurseries Arvena. Sharpening the hearing in search of a signal to guide us deviate left on the streets of Curia and then right by the Company street. If we continue to face continue on the traditional route. It is the path of Burlada or paseo de la Magdalena that will lead us. and get through it this town in Navarre. After he went to the N-135 and continue to care for their lay for a few hundred meters. Continues next to the walls to pass a drawbridge and the portal of France. Glued to the channel came to the bridge of Zuriain (9. If there are mud can be very slippery. Kilometer and a half later crossed the bridge of the Magdalena and continue on to the right toward a step governed by traffic lights. cradle of Miguel Indurain. Down so until the river bridge Ulzama and the hermitage of the Trinidad of Arre. We get access to the main street of Villava. Tables. until link with Burlada.2). until the doors of Pamplona. until the same river Arga. via that saved by an underpass (Km 12. If we crossed the river cannot continue to Pamplona for the same walking. N-135 to the departure of Zuriain: They are only a few hundred meters. we few meters toward the right and doubled to left into a walk.8). Here comes the track that shapes the paseo river Arga. Comments Up to Villava. just past the bridge of the Magdalena. population.

In the 11th century already had a hospital of pilgrims and in the XII received the jurisdiction of the francs: artisans foreigners. Highlights their houses blasonadas as well as the parish church dedicated to San Nicolas de Bari and hermitages of San Blas and Santiago. what to do Ruben Garcia Blázquez VALLEY OF ESTERIBAR: The Path of Santiago crosses this valley from north to south along 14 kilometers from Zubiri until Arleta. who made the current configuration urban on both sides of the Road. generally french. Known in the Middle Ages by the nickname of valley of the Hunters.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. Esteribar is composed of 28 locations and several depopulated. . Larrasoaña: Founding to the vera of a monastery. Larrasoaña is a care people of remarkable jacobea tradition.

TRINIDAD OF ARRE AND VILLAVA: The medieval bridge of six arches on the river Ulzama gives access to the romanesque hermitage and the convent of the Trinidad of Arre. where you can taste rich skewers. etc. former hospital of pilgrims to the 11th century. You can browse the low kilometer that separates the corrales de la Cuesta de Santo Domingo and reach the bullring. In one of the towers is the bell Mary. after which it hides a beautiful cloister where it will stop in the Doorway Precious part of the Chapel of Barbazán. Has all the infrastructure necessary commercial: supermarkets. many times trampled by the bulls in the famous bullfights San Fermin. bars. Santa Maria Cathedral: The Cathedral presents a gothic particular substitute from the original romanesque. passing through the Town Hall Square and going up the Estafeta street. restaurants. . the second largest in Spain with an approximate weight of 12 tons. The convent opens the doors of Villava. which has nothing to do with the facade neoclassical of Ventura Rodriguez. The facade is neoclassical of Ventura Rodriguez. The plaza del Castillo. The monument Cathedral of Pamplona Built on a romanesque during the 14th century and XV. the hometown of Miguel Indurain where you can contemplate an original monument to the five times winner of the Tour de France. PAMPLONA: The best is lost in the Old Town and browse its bustling streets. the plaza de San Jose next to the Cathedral and the street The Redín stops are mandatory. pharmacies.

Tel: 676 56 09 27 The hostel of Zariquiegui Hostel Santiago Apostol Puente la Reina (Navarra) Tel: 948 34 02 20 / 660 70 12 46 Zariquiegui Tel: 948 35 33 53 / 679 23 06 14 .French Road Stage 4: Pamplona/Iruña .Bridge the Queen/Gares The Hostels Hostel of the Parents Repairmen Bridge The Queen Tel: 948 340050 Hostel Jakue Puente la Reina (Navarra) Tel: 948 341017 Hostel of Cizur Menor Cizur Menor (Navarra) Tel: 616 65 13 30 Hostel Family Roncal Cizur Menor (Navarra) Tel: 948 18 38 85 Hostel Path of Forgiveness Uterga (Navarra) Tel: 948 344 598 / 948 344 661 Hostel Usda Obanos .

population indissoluble pilgrimage to Santiago. along with the small river Sadar. is the church of San Miguel and on the right away. (Km 9). Dramatically. population of the Céndea of Cizur. came up to the plaza Consitorio next to the facade of the Town Hall. confluence of the paths of Somport and Roncesvalles and springboard to bridge the Queen. After a pedestrian walkway is moving up the avenue of the Army to enter the return of the Castle. beautiful park grown around the defensive bastion of the Citadel. By a andadero. old dominion uninhabited to the right of Way formed by the palace and the church. key point during the bullfights de las fiestas de San Fermin. Down the street of Curia until Merchants. We continue by San Saturnino and travel from tip to tip the main street. We will arrive at a small raft of water in the place of Guenduláin. developed thanks to the collapse of urban cities and the longing to flight to calmer. after two kilometers. a natural barrier between the Basin of Pamplona and Valdizarbe. In the fall Uterga and Muruzã give way to Obanos. . mixing baroque and neoclassical built in the year 1752. Céndea is a term used in Navarra to designate the whole of several villages that make up only one city hall. The entry. the route crosses the Cendea of Cizur between land and cereal reaches the heights of the sierra of Forgiveness. The itinerary Two dozens of kilometers separating Pamplona to bridge the Queen. the signalling forced to leave the green zone for access to the street Source of Iron. Abandons this private institution by the bridge Acella on the river Sadar (Km 3). the fields of cereal and tracks concentration to be hogging landscape and begun to win height with tranquillity.Information on the stage 4: Pamplona/Iruña . on the left. Later. We will leave Cizur between riads and single-family.Bridge of the Queen/Gares Transferred the city. it is in slight pending Cizur Menor. the parish church of San Emeterio and San Celedonio. which crosses the avenue Sancho the Strong and low until the University of Navarra.

eat something and made some photos next to the original work done in chapa by the artist Vicente Galbete. once on the street Esteban Perez of Tafalla. In Uterga is the hostel Path of Forgiveness. means dying. The difficulties Ascent to the Forgiveness: From the outskirts of Cizur Menor profile is clearly ascendant until crowning the high of forgiveness. who is also hostel and restaurant. which shows a caravan of pilgrims from different eras representing the evolution of the path of Santiago along its history. In Muruzã also can admire the baroque palace of the same name.4). which crosses to continue to the vega of the river Theft until the entry of Puente la Reina. We receive the porte geometric and grandiose San Andres. In Muruzã exists the possibility of diverted to visit the romanesque hermitage of Eunate. we spent the last effort until the high located in the Sierra of Forgiveness. Has repechos hard but in general it is a rise calmly and comfortable. conquest after a slope marked by scallops. despise the drink and prayed until the devil was and appeared the source satisfied. Leave the tracks and we take a path more interesting than opens the way between boxwood and thorns. temple. Since the hermitage is followed by the route of the Road Aragonés until the same Obanos. although sources where to refuel. as in Zariquiegui.8). first Valdizarbe. The legend has it that in this same place. Uterga. It is not well indicated. it must be turn left by the main street or on the street Garden. Resume progress toward Obanos.5). Two kilometers and 700 meters later came to Muruzã. It is a good place to leave the backpack. Among some glimmer of houses blasonadas we the latter part of the rise. . people we are facing down the street Esteban Perez of Tafalla. the Virgin and Santiago. Is passed along to the palace of Muruzã and continues to face by a track signposted. Under the buzz of the wind turbines and after a well-deserved rest descending on uncomfortable loose stones and between oaks and oaks. Under the church of Santiago finished the two dozens of kilometers that foresaw for today (Km 24). Also satisfied us. exercises of union between the pilgrims who come from Somport by the ramal aragonese and which we continue the trace by that of Roncesvalles (Km 21. Comments Since Cizur Menor to Uterga no places where to buy. is the next town that we step (Km 16. so to speak to it. today reconverted into cellar (Km 19. Turn under the arch pointed to the door of Obanos and down to the road. where the parish church of San Esteban. the devil offered water to a pilgrim thirsting to change that renege of God.3). Officially the Town Hall square. We will come to the source of Gambellacos. last population of the Cendea of Cizur on the path of Santiago. which still retains a sober Romanesque facade. The diversion represents an extra about three kilometers. next to the church of San Juan Bautista. natural barrier between the Basin of Pamplona and Valdizarbe (Km 13. commonly known by the name of the Reneging. The pilgrim.A few kilometers above is Zariquiegui.

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Church of San Juan Bautista: Built in 1912 and restored in 2007. Zabalegui. There has been speculation about whether it is Obanos or Bridge the Queen the point where confluían the two pilgrimage routes. among other things. PUENTE LA REINA: Its Romanesque bridge over the river Arga. commanded build for the passage of the pilgrims for the queen Doña Greater. Palace of Muruzã: Baroque Palace from the beginning of XVIII was manor house of the family Perez of Rada. UTERGA: Church of the Assumption: Surrounded by trees and with atrium porticos entry. We can observe a varied civil architecture. The Gothic temple maintains. revolve on the left to reach the road NA-6064 and directed by it directly to bridge the Queen. although there are pilgrims that instead of access this population. . next to the church of San Juan Bautista. The route of French Road enters Valdizarbe by Uterga and continues by Muruzã and Obanos (where the French Road and the Aragonés) to finish in Bridge the Queen. In the sacristy there is a size romanesque de la Virgen de Arnotegui. Restored in 1989 is unique ship and maintains its Romanesque facade.What to see. what to do CIZUR MENOR: Belonging to the Céndea. Currently housed the bodegas Palacio de Muruzã that bottled their own wines. Obanos is characterized by the beauty of their streets and from their homes. the covers the 14th century. OBANOS: In the center of the plaza de los Fueros of Obanos. Crosses this valley both the route that comes from Roncesvalles as the Somport. Cizur is a town residential on the outskirts of Pamplona distinguished by its good grills. come together the pilgrims who come from Roncesvalles with those of Somport. the tower. the church is gothic and shows the capitals of your home scenes of the children of Jesus. Church of San Miguel: Beautiful example of Romanesque building. This church was part of a larger complex of the Order St John. MURUZÃ: Parish Church of San Esteban: Transition between the Gothic and Baroque. this church replaced an old gothic construction. with gothic elements in quarrying and brick. Tximonco and Don Fidel. the end of the XV or principles of XVI. the baptismal font and sculptures of altarpiece of the 17th century. The signalling journal climbs to Obanos. gave name to the people. VALDIZARBE: Geographical Area bordering with the Region of Pamplona and composed of a dozen populations. Stress and the houses Muzquiz. houses the retablo de los Santos Juanes. Was ceded to the Order of Malta in 1998.

The queen doña Greater commanded build to facilitate the passage of the pilgrims for the river Arga. Santa Maria orchards. The home is richly decorated with various reasons. which seems touch the sky. The monument Romanesque bridge to bridge the Queen Built in the 11th century. . The ship romanesque main was added in the 14th century another gothic.Church of the Crucifix: After the hostel of the parents repairers. as was known in their origins. who keeps a size germana of Jesus Christ crucified. It was built at the end of the XII but their appearance as forged with the remodeling of the 16th century. Santiago Church: To browse the main street is impossible not to pay attention to its tower. It should stop at the home polilobulada that gives the main street and cope with the gothic carving of Santiago Beltza. Composed of 6 arches of half a point. la ruta jacobea passes under the porch that unites this church with the convent. was built at the end of the 12th century.

French Road Stage 5: Bridge the Queen/Gares .Estella/Lizarra The Hostels Tel: 948 54 11 62 / 948 54 13 27 Hospital of Pilgrims Estella (Navarra) Tel: 948 550200 Hostel of Villatuerta Villatuerta Tel: 948 53 60 95 Hostel Maralotx of Cirauqui Cirauqui (Navarra) Tel: 678 635 208 Hostel parish San Miguel Estella Tel: 948 55 04 31 / 690 081 584 Hostel of ANFAS Estella Estella (Navarra) Tel: 680459798 / 695895551 / 948554551 Hostel of Lorca Hostel the cellar of the road Lorca (Navarra) Lorca (Navarra) Tel: 948 54 11 90 .

so you awaken of sleep by the streets of the Crucifix.Information on the stage 5: Bridge of the Queen/Gares . On the right rises the church of Santiago with its rich home of the early 13th century. At the end of the street the monumental Romanesque bridge on the Arga gives its name to this town. and crossed the national to enter the main street. the neighborhood of the nuns where there is a convent of the Comendadoras of the Holy Spirit.2 Km). The departure we see appear on the horizon one of the postcards of the Road. Mañeru is experiencing its most southern (street of Hope and plaza of the Fueros) and abandoned by the Forced street. a Roman road.Estella/Lizarra A dawn reddish on the cobbled street. a river of salt water or a holy benefactor. Entering the region of Val de Mañeru and came to the people that gives its name to the valley (5. the highway the Way. People of wine. We during a couple of miles the course of the river Arga by its margin right and we are going away from its channel for hauling provisionally toward the northwest. a path charged of pilgrims who moves toward a medieval village. Feed the History hybridising and turn left hand to pass the national and dismiss Bridge the Queen for Zubiurrutia. The change of address entails face a tough costs under a speck of pinar replanted who dies next to the A-12. The itinerary The vast majority will accommodation in the hostels located at the entrance to bridge the Queen. Has it all: a path surrounded by cereal and vineyards and busy by pilgrims who moves toward a village of medieval trace located on a hill. landscapes of cereal and vineyards. It is confident that it was built for the passage of the pilgrims although it is not so that was ordained lift by the queen doña Greater. passing under the arch that unites the church with the convent st john. the Romanesque bridge that survives the stakes of the river. The location in question is Cirauqui . All of them postcards that provides the Way to whom awake and asleep next to him.

The main street we guide to tip to tip and on the outskirts our itinerary coincides a stretch with a path local to be addressed to the cross of Maurien. The step is near a curve and is a road with a high density of traffic caused by the access to the site. The Codex Calixtinus the 12th century is released this river with fury: "by the place called Lorca. Comments There is a good density of shelters during the stage and all populations have services where supplies.and to get to the center must be sweating at the lindo by its network of steep streets. after a set of stairs to his right hand. climb up the plaza where the gothic church of the Annunciation. church of feature home romanesque and reminiscences arabs (Km 7. which divides this part more new to the core more historical (Km 17. In the courtyard of entry there is an image of San Veremundo. turn under the viaduct of the channel of Alloz. ranging between 340 meters on the shores of Arga and 495 to the departure of Lorca. which crosses the waters of the regatta of Iguste. The difficulties Slides:The route has numerous slides but no account with a drop accused. next to the town hall. NA-132: Eye when crossing the NA-132 between Villatuerta and Estella. After a picnic comes another bridge devoid of historical comments that allows the safe passage on the highway A-12. Two kilometers later we brought in a local road. The day continues by track or on remnants of intermittent road and a bridge of a single arc on the regatta Dorrondoa (9. and descend to the outskirts of the people to tread a cutting of the past. the river runs called Salado: Be careful with drink at him.4 Km).8). built in 1939. transformed in the 1700S. location of the valley of Yerri (Km 13.5 Km). with porte de cathedral. because it is a river deadly!" (Km 12. in this place died the Canadian pilgrim Mary Catherine. Tragically. It is a tranche of Roman road and a bridge of the same time. Penetrate the City Hall by one of its arches. and we have just on the shore of the Salado river.3). Crossed with great care the road and down by a path to a modern bridge and curved on the Ega (19. On the street Path of Estella continue the andada toward the silhouette of the hermitage of San Miguel. Rest in peace. The entry we receive the prominent apse of the church of San Salvador. the rúa Tanners before giving way to the Rúa. by the eastern zone. patron of Villatuerta and great benefactor of the path of Santiago as their peers Santo Domingo of the Road and San Juan de Ortega. Are the urbanizations of new construction which depict his address to continue until the Romanesque bridge of the river Iranzu. Cirauqui and Lorca. yes rich in salts but non-lethal. The course of this river will lead us to the gates and the origin of Estella. . As important repechos can highlight the accessing Mañeru. where tend to leave a stamp to mark the credential.8). neither you nor your horse. By the rúa New. It is left to the left and descends to a picnic at the foot of the NA-132. Always tracks concentration came up to a underpass under the highway and you in Villatuerta. By one of the doors of the old wall is accessed to the streets Santa Catalina and Portal and the Town Hall. Save the waters. where is the pilgrims hospital (Km 22). A milestone of stone crowned by a virgin and a plate the always remember. by the medieval bridge of arches ogive and leave the river and the poetry to face a demanding kilometer to Lorca. is San Roman.1). Diverted from the route.

In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. what to do MAÑERU: Parish Church of San Pedro: Temple neoclassical at the end of the eighteenth century. Its slender tower has two distinct parts: the lower is the XVI and superior. . is baroque XVIII. where are housed the bells.

Sancho Ramírez achieves that it is to give to the new Estella (a village known earlier by Lizarra) the venue. from the romanesque late and the gothic and parish until the year 1881. leads until this century romanesque church XII. with examples such as: San Pedro de la Rua: A staircase editions. It is polilobulada and absence of eardrum. The entry of the Road by Estella.CIRAUQUI: Church of San Roman: Is gothic but still retains its most characteristic element: the cover romanesque 13th century. Palacio de los Reyes of Navarra: Located opposite the church of San Pedro. free and generally engaged in trade and the craft. which has a facade composed of a gallery of arches of half a point and four windows of arquillos. such as San Miguel. patron of Villatuerta be pulled out in a procession each month of March. Consists of three ships with semicircular apses. the other two collapsed with the demolition of the castle of Zalatambor. Unfortunately. The pilgrim passes next to the palace. . main engines of economic growth of cities. The monument San Pedro de la Rua Estella Romanesque 12th century. which brings together the work of this painter and organizes exhibitions. ESTELLA: In the year 1090 a political decision of the king Sancho Ramírez (1076-1094) converts to Estella in a city in the path of Santiago. some legal norms advantageous especially for the villagers francs. ordered by Felipe II in 1572. In the 12th century. The francs. In one of the columns is the famous capitel of the fighting between Roldán and the giant Ferragut. the north. Despite the fact that the ruta Jacobea not be stopped on the shores of Ega. presents ten arcos lobulados of arab influence and rich ornamentation. on the streets of Tanners. Of the residence of the crown of Navarra has gone to accommodate the Gustavo de Maeztu Museum. were expanding by Estella forming new burgos or neighborhoods. The cloister still maintains two wings built around the year 1170. VILLATUERTA: Parish Church of the Annunciation: The departure of the people stresses this gothic construction that keeps the size of San Veremundo. the boom of the Road and the influences artistic european that dropped by him favor a good constructive stage. Its main front. between the streets Rúa and San Nicolas. you can see the church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Tel: 948 55 43 11 .French Road Stage 6: Estella/Lizarra .Torres del Rio The Hostels House Alberdi Los Arcos (Navarra) Tel: 948 640 764 / 650 96 52 50 Hostel House Mari Torres del Rio (Navarra) Tel: 948 64 84 09 / 699 572 950 Hostel House Mariela Torres del Rio (Navarra) Tel: 948 64 82 51 / 948 64 84 33 Youth Hostel Oncineda Ayegui Tel: 948 55 50 22 Hostel Isaac Santiago Los Arcos (Navarra) Tel: 948 44 10 91 / 948 64 02 30 Hostel of the Source House of Austria Los Arcos (Navarra) Tel: 948 640797 Hostel Arcadi and Nines Sansol Tel: 618 19 75 20 Hostel Home Monjardín Villamayor de Monjardín (Navarra) Tel: 948 53 71 36 Hostel parish Santa Cruz Villamayor de Monjardín Hostel Saint Cyprian of Ayegui Ayegui.

. The battery mana water and also came from 1991 and allows cool before reaching the monastery of Irache. Starting by the first corners that gave life to Estella. the 12th century and facade arcades. placed under Montejurra since the 11th century. populated by francs thanks to the immunity granted by the king Sancho Ramirez in 1090. The traditional route descends to the source of wine and the Monastery of Irache. After the petrol deviate slightly right and continue until Ayegui. which seems overcome the laws of gravity. Among the Rúa and San Nicolas. San Nicolas and way of Logroño. The extra to Torres of the River is an alternative but it should take into account that the Arches account with many more seats for accommodation and all the services The itinerary In the face by the streets the Rúa. It takes to the streets of Zalatambor and we face after the roundabout. until the Arches. vineyards and olive groves are the only allies to avoid falling into the soliloquies produced by the tracks of concentration and the absence of intermediate populations. From here. To set him back reached a point where there are two options for further: the first. Meets all styles potential and is now uninhabited. old dominion church that has its own town hall and that is assembled physically with Estella (Km 2). church of bella home and better cloister. and the other modern staircase that leads to San Pedro de la Rua.Information on the stage 6: Estella/Lizarra . a hand the Palace of the Kings of Navarra.Torres del Rio Before the walls of the monastery of Irache a source of water and wine offers the best antidote to the twisty tranche which leads to Villamayor de Monjardín.

4). parallel to the N-111.2). The left next to a villa already in the light of Torres of the River. which leads us to cross the N-111 and pass through a vial of service between the Camping Iratxe and urbanization of the same name (Km 4). The people retains much of its historical legacy and the former hospitals of pilgrims from Santa Maria. Costs climb up the steep streets and give with the church of Holy Sepulchre. From Villamayor the terrain is very favorable. past some naves. population with the highest density of hostels.3). locality with bar recent where she lives Pablo Sanz Zudaire. The edge of the road there is a cistern medieval known by the source of the Moors. the second. In a panel. Comments Between Estella and Logroño there are 49 kilometers they are usually run in two days. brings us to the doors of this population final stage.8). Pablito builds and offers since 1986 poles of hazel the pilgrims who are close to his home (Km 7. difficult to describe but signposted deviate to right hand by a path (Km 24. under the bridge of the road. with all the services and with several hotels. Both variants are mixed together before The arches. A rapid decline. Ábrego encourage this tranche alone. The difficulties Ups and Downs until Villamayor de Monjardín: Is the most rugged. At this point. the general liberal Sunday Moriones and his army were defeated by the carlist (Km 13. Two kilometers later. with source for walks well and overcome the next ten kilometers without populations intermediate and through long and monotonous tracks of concentration (Km 11. We chose the traditional. Continue by her until the regatta of San Pedro and the road of Sansol.more forest and in the face. octagonal temple of the 12th century that maintains a tower terraced that could be used as a beacon to guide the pilgrims who preceded us centuries ago (Km 29). Mythical on the Road. nicknamed Pablito the of the Poles. romanesque 12th century and with baroque tower of the XVIII. In the village stresses the church of San Andres. and its greatest treasure is a former processional cross silver that already has mirror in the cathedral of the location polish Torun. we take to reach this locality (Km 28). Saint Bridget and San Lazaro had past the witness to a good number of hostels more modern. in 1873. before the . It is up to the plaza arcades de Santa María where the church of the same name. one of them informs us that in a nearby. In the summer. Pass the portal of Castilla and immediately cross the road and the river Odrón. The plaza invites the rest. Top. toward the right. The path is aborted fleetingly to cross the road of Igúzquiza but we adapted again to it and we until Azqueta. deserved and needed to deal with the final stretch of stage (Km 21. at the summit of mount Monjardín. Playing choose as divide them. A tunnel gives access to a road surrounded by fields of work that later penetrates between masses tight of ilexes. thought to quell the pilgrims medieval.3). and later is already Villamayor de Monjardín (Km 9. Who knows if with a new bordon leave Azqueta and. Was restored between 1973 and 1984. And a half hour after entering the Arches by the paraje de Saint Vincent and the main street. are the remnants of Castillo de San Esteban de Deyo. Some texts of R. Villamayor also is famous for its wine cellar and are their own vineyards which are responsible for guided by the valley that one day was known as San Esteban de la Solana. we reached the crossing the road of Urbiola. during three kilometers. turn left to win the game to the gap between vineyards. is on the slopes of Montejurra and passes through Luquin.2). a monumental building in which are gathered from the romanesque late to baroque. Past the latest casas de Los Arcos returned to another track agricultural that moves in a straight line. is the more traditional and visit Azqueta and Villamayor de Monjardín. The more practical option is to conclude in the Arches.

In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . has a bar since 2008. Prolong the stage until Torres of the River is an alternative that reflect to shorten the route of the stage ending in Logroño. also empower the sports of The Arches to accommodate more pilgrims. It should not be entrusted and should collect water in the source that there are two kilometers after Villamayor de Monjardín.large influx. Unfortunately. Torres does not yet have sufficient capacity to accommodate many pilgrims and should call in advance to learn about the availability of seats. in the kilometer seven and a half. It should provide food in Estella. Is the last until the arches. Azqueta.

Puerta de Castilla: Former main door of the medieval wall. the fairs and markets. circumstance that treasures from the romanesque until the neoclassical. Armañanzas. Conquered by Muslims and reconquered by the king Sancho Garcés in the 10th century Los Arcos received the jurisdiction of the hands of the king navarro Sancho VI the wise in the year 1175. plateresque and baroque. The jurisdiction and the pilgrimage to Santiago led in the Arches an era of bonanza: the beginning of the works of the church of Santa Maria. passing through the gothic. Stresses the home romanesque and the door of fittings medieval but its greatest treasure is a silver cross that already has mirror in the cathedral of the location polish Torun. between 1463 and 1753. Thanks to the whim of a bishop of this city that was shocked to see it in a visit to Navarra. Sansol. SANSOL: Church of San Zoilo: Something to desmano for the pilgrim already that the church is located in the top of the people. what to do VILLAMAYOR DE MONJARDÍN: Castillo de San Esteban de Deyo: Sancho Garcés. is romanesque 12th century and tower is baroque XVIII. He was reformed for the last time in 2007. Los Arcos was a population belonging to the Kingdom of Castile. This king reconquered land near Pamplona still in the hands of the muslim dynasty of the Banu Qasi. Began to be built at the end of the XII and did not stop to reform and extended until the 19th century. In the dressing room of altarpiece is the size of Santa Maria de los Arcos. Deserves the home plateresque. the cloister in flamboyant gothic and the tower of four bodies of the XVI. next to the tower there is an excellent lookout towers on the River. the construction of hospitals. TORRES OF THE RIVER: Church of the Holy Sepulchre: The street race leads sprinting with one of the architectural jewels of the path: the church of the Holy Sepulchre.What to see. It is believed that in this fortress located on mount Monjardín is buried next to his only Son Garcia Sanchez. One of the seats won was Monjardín and its Castillo de San Esteban de Deyo. the cistern and other units. For those dates to the area dominant de Los Arcos belonged the nuclei of Torres del Rio. it is believed. cited by Ptolemy in its Geography Ibérica. During nearly three centuries. Eregortes and Villanueva. was nailed in the military district of the city of Curnonium. Andrews of . the altarpiece baroque. etc. THE ARCHES: Los Arcos was romanised and his term. a bust yours remembers him in the plaza de Villamayor. Until the early 1900S also hosted the valuable processional cross silver that today can be seen in the church of the people. Santa Maria Church: After passing through the plaza of the fruit is turning to the plaza de Santa Maria where this monumental church. black Virgin of blue eyes. Their presence nubla attributes of the population and the parish of St. The castle began its decline after the annexation of Navarra by Castilla in the 1512 but still retains the hermitage. occupied in the year 905 the throne of the Kingdom of Pamplona. It is baroque XVIII and retains a gothic carving of XIV. Church of San Andres: Restored between 1973 and 1984.

XVI. The key importance of this church went unnoticed until the early 1900S and was the author and american traveler Goddard King who repaired in her during pilgrimage to Santiago. Monument from the year 1931. The entry costs one euro. from the romanesque late to Baroque. the Holy Sepulchre is a romanesque the 12th century which stands for an octagonal and vault caliphal eight arches. Latin cross Plant of a single nave. The altar presides over a romanesque carving wood of Christ crucified. The monument Santa Maria de los Arcos Presents various styles.Logroño The Hostels Hostel of pilgrims from Logroño Logroño (La Rioja) Tel: 941 248 686 Hostel parish of Santiago Logroño . You can visit calling Mari Carmen at 626 325 691 between 9 and 13 hours and in the afternoon between 16:30 and 19:00. French Road Stage 7: Torres of the River .

Hostel Parish of Viana Viana Tel: 948 64 50 37 / 646 666 738 Alberguería Andrés Muñoz Viana (Navarra) Tel: 948 64 55 30 / 609 141 798 (Telephone to call from November) Hostel of Pilgrims Door Revellín Logroño (La Rioja) Tel: 941 70 08 32 .

6). It ends by harden and emulates the delineation of the NA-1110 (former N111). in ashlar and very sober. Move to the center of the population by the street On Christ. and provides La Rioja. travelled from north to south and east to west during 142 kilometers. It is not all clay. The shrine. was built in the 16th and renovated during the baroque and the nineteenth century. road we crossed in full rise to achieve the hermitage of the Virgin of Poyo (Km 2. where we took a trail that climbs up a secondary road that goes toward Bargota (Km 3. We faced by the road and leave 100 meters after onto a track. Farewell Navarra.Logroño Logroño is near. the plaza Coso. The itinerary Abandoning Torres of the River by the top and their latest streets give way to a track that in turn gives in to a path later. a drop of more than 125 meters fruit of the erosion of the water. almost to the scope of bordon. the main street .5 Km). Down again to the NA-1110 and we up out of the curve. here grow pine trees of reforestation and some fruit trees and the fund of the ravine there geometric plots of the vineyards and olive groves nurtured by the semi-arid land. finally. the portal of the Trinidad. the Battery. but before the Way embauca to the pilgrim to move between ravines until Viana. Arrivals to the fund de la hoya continue between slides and paying attention to the crossings. Our route is modeled the NA-1110 and that is why it is not surprising that we finish walking by this she (7.Information on the stage 7: Torres of the River .7). where is the Balcony of bulls and. After a kilometer of asphalt left by the left and continue in parallel to the track until the entry of Viana. Thanks to her we can descend more comfortable the ravine of Cornava.

3). A border stone with the old registration -province of Logroño. After cross the road. After the vado passed the roundabout and tour to the right down the street Rúa Old. The difficulties Top rompepiernas: The first three kilometers and a half. gothic of superb dimensions and proud of their original home renaissance (Km 10. Entering Logroño by the stone bridge on the Ebro river. The day passes between crop fields and. If someone needs a rest should know that behind the hermitage there is a pleasant wooded area with tables and source. From here will be a andadero the guide us up to the capital riojana. in reaching the height of a signal that indicates the Observatory Bordon. cedes the shift to La Rioja. the Municipality of Viana and the church of Santa Maria.6 Km). and we carry on the slope next to another mass of pines until closer to the trash del Ebro. it is still frequented by the neighbors of the area. eye. where we expected the hostel (Km 20). Leave Viana along to the college Ricardo Campano and by a track between huertas we are going to cross the NA-7220. who has all the services.that leads to the plaza of the Fueros.9). are a continuous rises and falls quite annoying. turn right for taking briefly in a pinar. more in early stage. Although the density of traffic has declined due to the construction of the highway. which has accompanied us at 142 kilometers.5). The decline by the ravine of Cornava also burden long legs. including a hostel of pilgrims. in 1884 but built on reforms of primitive was lifted in the 11th century by Santo Domingo de la Calzada and San Juan de Ortega. Here are dan appointment. Later we will do the same with NA-1110 and we also by track until the hermitage of the Virgin of Caves (Km 13. NA-1110: eye to the crossings of the road NA-1110 (former N-111). Laguna Rods (14. Comments There is only an intermediate location. Viana. where the limit provincial.confirms (Km 15. face to face. Navarra. until you cross the road of Bargota. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .

Regained the territory. greater market) and shops (Portals) with a good hospital setting. The place emblematic of Logroño is the espolón with its beautiful gardens bursting with people chatting without haste. all of them under the majestic statue of general Espartero with his horse and its attributes.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. from 9 to 14 and 17 to 19 and closed on Sundays in the afternoon. The rest of the year opens from 9 to 14 from monday to saturday. LOGROÑO: It is the second major city of French Road. which owes its development and urban growth. which ab then crosses the Ebro by Logroño. Santa Maria Church: Of superb dimensions. It was built between 1250 and 1312 and expanded between the 16th century and XVIII. The home of the epistle. Was completed to build in 1692 and its facade responds to the fees classics of french baroque. what to do VIANA: Viana is the last town of Navarra in the path of Santiago. Founded by Sancho the Strong in 1219 through the grouping of small villages in order to defend Navarra de Castilla. Sancho el Mayor traces at the beginning of the 11th century the new route of the Road. Santa Maria is gothic. Logroño is essentially a city of services with a famed commercial network. This information point opens. . Alfonso VI de Leon gives him the Jurisdiction. At the end of the XI (1095). is renaissance and sowed precedent for future constructions. from Holy Week until October 12. The old town is replete with bars (street Laurel. In its portals is the office of tourism. of the main street and next to the that lies the burial of César Borgia. The City Hall: The town hall is located in the plaza de los Fueros.

the largest river of the Iberian Peninsula. It was built in the 11th century a bridge. In 1959 received the title of cathedral. in a vado natural river. The home is rococo and its twin towers of style riojano bearing the names of St. enlarged in the XVIII. attributed to Santo Domingo of the Road and San Juan de Ortega. Mary of the Round of Logroño Church of the 15th century. . The monument Cathedral of St. received the title of Cathedral. Peter and Paul. In the year 1884 was completed the works to the reformed entirely. Santa Maria Cathedral Round: The day 15 August 1959 until then Collegiate Church of "Holy Mary of the Round".Bridge on the Ebro: To enter Logroño have to cross the Ebro river. by special granting of Pope John XXIII.

French Road Stage 8: Logroño . Rodriguez Sotés Tel: 670 053 229 Hostel of pilgrims from Navarrete Navarrete (La Rioja) Tel: 941 44 07 76 (No Photo) Hostel of Pilgrims Sancho III .The Judería Najera (La Rioja) Tel: 941 36 11 38 (No Photo) .Najera The Hostels The Pitcher Navarrete (La Rioja) Tel: 941 44 11 80 Hostel San Saturnino Windy (La Rioja) Tel: 941 44 18 99 / 657 823 740 Hostel of pilgrims from Najera Najera (La Rioja) Tel: do not have. Tourist Office: 941 36 00 41 (No Photo) Hostel Cellar Fernando J.

passing under the arch known as door of the Road. More than one kilometer from sidewalk. of the worst. Leaving aside the diversion of the golf course (Km 8) began a demanding repecho we offer magnificent views: in the foreground .that leads to the park of the Grajera (3. we come up to the source circular where born the calle Marques de Murrieta. business and pedestrians stressed lead us until the train tracks and 300 meters below. Between gardens came up the tunnel to the ring and immediately to the paseo .5 Km). Today is a recreational environment enviable where fish. A tranche of the promenade is flanked by cypresses and reminds the images of the Appian Way. snack or. The capital riojana is not. After the dam is shortly to the classroom teaching environmental and transferred the limits of the park by a asphalt road which moves between soft lomas populated vine. and later Windy and the high of San Anton cede the witness to the river valley Najerilla. The street Ruavieja links with Barriocepo and it directs us to the plaza de Santiago. next to a concessionaire of Nissan. plaza coveted during the reconquest and dominated by the Castillo hills and Malpica. so you feel the pilgrim in the cities of the Road.Information on the stage 8: Logroño . day offers a face more friendly and less noisy. Here is built Najera. turn on the left to continue until the park of San Miguel. pottery tradition. The itinerary Like a fish out of water. Later. Scenario of coolers of the weekend. famous calzada departing from the very forum of ancient Rome. Past an area of children's games and a sports area is the dam reservoir of the Grajera.8 Km). simply. and much less.Najera The park in San Miguel and the natural environment of the reservoir of the Grajera sealed the stay in Logroño and open the doors to the gentle landscape riojano. built in 1883 on a gap in order to accumulate the river water Iregua and irrigating huertas located south of Logroñ here via verde . where stands the church homonymous (here sealed and facilitate the credential) that looks in its facade a carving of Santiago Matamoros. walking. rest (5. Navarrete. soaked in vines and fruit trees.

the people of potters called on the cerro Tedeón. located in the Poyo Roldán. From this atalaya sight is clears and shows us the valley of Najerilla. The way dies next to the Cooperative Wine Sotés (16. In short.4 kilometers of Logroño respectively. Windswept to 12. next to the cellar Vallformosa. The two high-ranking of the day. enclave where took place the legendary fighting between Roldán and the giant Ferragut. Parallel to the A-12 move up to the detour that leads to Windy (Km 18. which already surfacing after three hours of march (12.with shelter and several bars . Past the cemetery. ground clayey covered. The panorama also discover Najera. apparently close but really distant. olive groves and fruit trees that populate the huertas private. a path stony guide us toward the high in San Anton in short and easy climb (Km 21.7 and 19. as it sees Najera during two endless hours. which displays the home and the windows of the hospital in San Juan de Acre. take a path to be arrima to vines. are mere tacks. a mass arboreal surround the reservoir in the second term and to the fund Logroño. founded in 1185 by Dona Maria Ramirez. We spent together with the sports center and continue through the avenues of Logroño and San Fernando until the bridge over the river Najerilla. After crossing there that twist to the left and progress by the paseo parallel to the river to the hostel (Km 29. crossing point the way the city. Comments Navarrete.7 Km). The difficulties High mileage The journey from this stage is the longest Saint Jean Pied de Port but should not present any difficulty at this stage of the Road. We move away from the river and after mile finally. 32.or continue straight. where we cross the road going to Sotés to take a asphalt road which leads to the edge of the highway. we crossed the N-120 (caution) to enter into Najera. construction circular that served as a refuge for farmers and used by the guards field to guard the harvests (Km 25). However we still have two kilometers of voyage urban. Here we have the opportunity to move toward this town.2 Km) and descend toward Navarrete next to a metal fence sewn by crosses that van leaving the pilgrims.1). Navarrete has sufficient establishments where satisfy the appetite. . You can also obtained the credential in the church of Santiago. We are also goes to the step a guardaviñas.4). of branches twisted arranged in separate terraces of scrubland. Choose the visit to Windy and travel kilometer and 300 meters of track clayish that separates us from her (Km 19. paradoxically. Down until the step that saves the N-120 and continue toward a repeater telephony. Najera continues without submitted and after a factory in arid crossed the river Yalde by a small wooden bridge and concrete (Km 26). as not. the subsequent to the reservoir of the Grajera and the San Anton. A straight line separates us from Navarrete. the town of Windy. Becomes more hard the tranche of soft decline between San Anton and the final stage. on which stands the church of San Saturnino.1 Km). situated in the street Ruavieja. crossed finally on the AP-68 to reach the ruins of the hospital of pilgrims from San Juan de Acre. managed by the Association of Friends of the path of La Rioja. If someone decides to start the Way to Santiago in Logroño can get the credential in the hostel municipal. With this pleasure visual reached the high (9.vines. next to the church start machinery by the calle Mayor High and the plaza del Arco to turn to the left by the street Arrabal and continue to face down the street San Roque. The calle La Cruz surrounds the town and rises to the church of the assumption.2). We came to the LR-341 and the Road continues for its berm without access. have shelter for those who want divide the stage.6). now yes. The silhouette of a toro of Osborne also accompanies us in the fall and already in the llano.

in addition to the reception areas. I . pastime of the sport fishermen and habitat of several species of ducks and birds of prey of the wetlands. conditioning around to the reservoir built in 1883. what to do Reservoir and park of the Grajera: A green route allows the pilgrim linking comfortably from the park of San Miguel until the Grajera. has a golf course.In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. The park was inaugurated in 1992 and. restricted and own dam.

In July are held in this monumental the spectacular Chronicles Najerienses. Najera is head of your region by what has extensive services and business for the pilgrim. The cloister of the Knights is plateresque and is equipped with beautiful truss in stone. The hospital was founded in 1185 by Dona Maria Ramirez and the church of transition between romanesque and gothic was built later. Sancho el Mayor converts it into capital of the Kingdom of Navarra and passed by the Way to Santiago. Not in vain.N NAVARRETE: People with aspect of stronghold. This slender temple of three ships is gothic work of the 15th century and has a beautiful chorus of XVI and various tombs of kings of Navarra. almost by way of exposure. IN WINDY: Village located between las vegas of the rivers Iregua and Najerilla. The home gothic hospital was transferred to the cemetery of Navarrete and decorates today the entrance to the campo santo. Church of San Saturnino: Its square tower of the 17th century offers the best atalaya for recreated with reds fields argillaceous covered with vines that surround Windy. the region is famous pelotaris and countless factories of furniture. king of Castile. Before entering Navarrete is. Alfonso VIII. The original construction dates from the 16th century and this time maintains its home gothic. Castile and Leon in addition to the Don Diego Lopez de Haro. Is famous for its pottery workshops. IN NAJERA: Located near a castro romano. there are still small workshops of production more craft. The city revolves around the monastery and the church of Santa Maria the Real founded in 1052 by Don Garcia which turned into a pantheon family. Scene of multiple battles between castellanos and navarros. fabric and medieval houses blasonadas settled on the cerro Tedeón. despite having become an industry. granted him the Jurisdiction in 1185. the craft of potter goes back by these lands to the prehistory and. founder of Bilbao. Composed of three ships with starry vault and a cruise with vault crucería. the plant in what was the church-hospital of pilgrims San Juan de Acre. The monument Monastery of Santa Maria the Real Najera Gothic Church rebuilt in the 15th century. . your name Naxara comes from arabic and means "among the rocks".

Tourist Office: 941 34 12 30 Tel: 941 343 290 Hostel Virgin of Guadalupe Cirueña Tel: 638 92 40 69 .French Road Stage 9: Najera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada The Hostels House of the Holy Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja) Tel: 941 343390 Hostel Municipal Pilgrims of Azofra Azofra (La Rioja) Tel: 941 37 90 49 / 619 022 477 Hostel Virgen de las Candelas Ciriñuela (La Rioja) Hostel of the Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of the Annunciation Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja) Tel: 941 34 05 70.

already in the year 1168. population of La Rioja Alta where it acted the miracle of the hen that sang after asada.8 km).8 Km) that leads directly to Azofra. In brief leave aside a ship agricultural and crossed on the arroyo Pozuelos or Valdecaã (1. The road crosses Azofra by its main street.and abandon Najera to continue on a track clayey. We bid . The Market street leads next to the monastery of Santa Maria the Real. subtracted 9. Should know that until Cirueñ cuesta . land. we definitely to a asphalted road (3. a hospital and a cemetery for pilgrims (5. which already in the vicinity of Castile steals all the hectares to the vine. where the pharmacy.Information on the stage 9: Najera . awaits the legendary Santo Domingo de la Calzada. as a target.7 Km). The route a couple of populations: the cozy Azofra and Cirueña.3 kilometers. the next locality with some service. villa agricultural settled in the fertile plain of the river Tuerto. On pitch and. was rebuilt in the 15th century in gothic style. in the western end of the city. cross by a urbanization and a golf course that to in the surrounding landscape of cereal. insignia artistic of the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Navarra. grocery stores and bars. Founded in 1052. The itinerary The situation of municipal hostel. again. The best proof of its past santiago is the foundation. and the urban walk on the previous day let you leave Nájera quickly.Santo Domingo de la Calzada Today. By the side of the monument take the street Costanilla . The whole stands the plateresque cloister of the Knights.

former residence of illustrious family that has been rehabilitated for tourism. with surprise and disappointment. The departure we take a short stretch of the LR-206 and. which has a hostel for pilgrims and a hostel. The foreword to Santo Domingo are several warehouses and ships (19. Both options come together path of Santo Domingo in the Road. good place to account for the lunch.farewell to Azofra next to the Real Casona of the Amas. although until tomorrow we will not give the farewell final to La Rioja.9). After a gentle undulation discovered Santo Domingo of the Road. deviate to left hand to retake the day by tracks. to reach next to the source of the Romeros. More than a kilometer we encounter a pillory of mid XVI. After we next to the access road that leads to the streets May 12 and Greater. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . The almost nine kilometers separating Azofra of Cirueña only presented a drop of 190 meters. which is moving straight between the fields of cereal. where as a beacon vigía emerges the baroque tower of the cathedral. Comments Past the golf club Rioja Alta can also continue toward the location of Ciriñuela. where the ambitious hostel of pilgrims (Km 21) The difficulties Neither the mileage nor the mountainous terrain of the stage presented any difficulty. After the urbanization is up to this town (Km 15). In the next kilometers the delineation of the stage is about for some tranche of the N-120 and cross the road of Alesanco (Km 8. symbol of justice (Km 7. with a golf club and a residential complex that have built on the outskirts of Cirueña. which gives an idea of the softness of the day.2).5 Km). to barely 10 minutes we find ourselves. and. that the road passes for only by the street Neighborhood Bajero. The departure we find ourselves with a small stretch of road that leads to another track agrarian. With regard to the landscape. signal that Castilla is near. the fields of cereal van tape progressively the ground to the vine. After a repecho tended to a kilometer come next to a picnic (Km 13).

Their houses with packing hidalgo and shields nobility are aligned along its main street. but it is a good choice since the view from above worth. Founded by Santo Domingo in 1044.campanario exempt can upload after paying the corresponding entry. Are the heritage of mankind and the cradle of the spanish language with their Emilian Glossesâ. situated in the valley of the River Tuerto. handwritten annotations written in latin. The tower . The monument Cathedral in Santo Domingo de la Calzada Clear example of transition from romanesque to gothic. In the interior. . the Parador de Turismo preserved in its interior several elements of the old Hospital of pilgrims. The plant is romanesque but his style is Gothic and Renaissance. can envisage a carving of Santiago Pilgrim. On the tomb of the Holy was erected the cathedral. In the parish church of the centuries XVII and XVIII. in addition to a road between Najera and Appendage and a hospedería. romance and basque. Has the character of cathedral because in 1232 the town was named episcopal. especially to the cyclists. bars and restaurants. A few kilometers of Azofra are the monasteries of Suso and Yuso San Millán de la Cogolla (a detour to the departure of Azofra allows visit them. is the niche where live a rooster and a chicken in remembrance of the legend of the hen that sang after asada. Front. Santo Domingo of the Road is the capital of district and has many shops. Santo Domingo of the Road: This city is the daughter of genuine Camino de Santiago. who built a bridge over the river Oja to facilitate the passage to the pilgrims. the building more emblematic of the villa. giving a good rodeo). very hospitable with pilgrims. opposite the tomb of the Holy.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. what to do Azofra: Small population. dedicated to Our Lady of Los Angeles.

Belorado The Hostels Hostel in Santiago Belorado (Burgos) Tel: 677 811 847 / 947 562 164 Four Cantons Belorado (Burgos) Tel: 696 427 707 / 947 58 05 91 Hostel of pilgrims Wayfarer Belorado (Burgos) Tel: 656 873 927 Hostel private On Corro Belorado (Burgos) Tel: 670 691 173 / 947 580 683 Youth Hostel Carrasguedo Groats Tel: 941 746 000 (No Photo) Hostel San Luis de France Villamayor River Tel: 947 58 05 66 Hostel parish San Juan Bautista Groats (La Rioja) Refuge of pilgrims Acacio and Orietta Viloria of Rioja Burgos Tel: 947-585.123 Hostel municipal San Lazaro Appendage of the Road (Burgos) Tel: 947 58 02 83 or The City Hall: 947 58 80 78 Refuge Parish Belorado Belorado (Burgos) Tel: 947 58 00 85 .220 / 679.French Road Stage 10: Sto. Arnedo .941.

What we turn and deviate from the right on track to cross the LR-201. Two . as well as the hostel parish. Shops and bars are arremolinadas around the main street. now in sight of appendage of the Road. The primitive vado who built Santo Domingo today there is only the enclave.7 Km) and continue parallel to the National highway for several kilometers to turn left and turn to Groats. because its current structure is in the mid 1700S and 1900S. The closest target is Belorado.Belorado Past Groats.8 Km). located in the shadow of a picacho where still remain ancient caves of hermits and the ruins of a mythical castillo. 600 Meters after doing the same with a branch of the N-120 (1. coffee and the varied pastries of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. allow cope with guarantees the last few kilometers of the Road in La Rioja and the first of Castile.Information on the stage 10: Sto. with its famous ahorcaditos. relieved in its planned monotony by rows of poplars that grow to the vera of rivers and streams. last town riojano. nearly 150 meters in length and supported by 16 arches. site in the church of San Juan Bautista (6. Arnedo . The streets and river Palomarejos bear next to the hermitage of the early 1900S that gives access to the bridge over the river Oja. From now on the route french pass for a couple of weeks by lengthy landscapes of the castilian plateau. The itinerary A good juice. a cartel glean information welcomes Burgos and Castilla. The departure of Groats we meet again with the tracks of land that traverse the cereal.

Belorado is a good location to stage. We are already in the province of Burgos and. The deal by the street On Christ and the main street until the Plaza Mayor. even through Palencia and Leon. before setting foot in Galicia. in appendage of the Road and the entry of Belorado the delineation of the stage crosses the N-120. In the main street. The entry there is a small park and a leisure area where replenish calories for the final stretch of the stage. Left by the Real street and we again the track to move a strain to the center of Belorado (Km 22. The difficulties Several crossings of the N-120: The departure of Santo Domingo of the Road.5). In Belorado crossroads is the departure of a curve and is particularly dangerous.4). path of the next location: Castildelgado. there is a hostel at the edge of the road. From the panel already currency appendage of the Road. Comments In Groats and appendage of the Road there bars and shops. By her we Villamayor until the River (17.8 Km).7). first village castellano we came after overcoming a long straights and cross the N-120. a Community which will accompany us during the next two weeks (8. In Castildelgado. a panel informative glean welcomes Castile and Leon. At the entrance to the town there is a roll jurisdictional and a tourist office where offer extensive information from the path of Santiago to its step by Castile and Leon. We Leave Castildelgado down the street Path of the Costs and by track parallel to the National and asphalt arrived until Vitoria de Rioja. The departure of Appendage crossed again the N-120 and then on the river Reláchigo. in addition to shop.3). In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . where toward the year 1020 born Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Km 14. Again on asphalt put land of through to link up with the combustible track bonded to the National road (Km 15. with multiple services and a large amount of hostels. with the church of San Pedro and the hermitage barroca de Santa Maria del Campo (Km 12.8 Km).kilometers later. the parish church of our Lady of the Street blanket an interesting baptismal font of the 12th century (Km 10.7).

In the place is lifted a cross that still preserves and leads by name ?of the Brave?. It has a great medieval flavor along its street-path where you can find houses blasonadas with outgoing eaves. place border in his time of the Kingdom of Navarra and the County of Castile. The baptismal font. is another of the places worth visiting in Groats. It is a great cup settled on a beam of eight columns. Belorado: Important medieval village in the shadow of a peak and bathed by the river Tugging. which is located in the parish church of our Lady of the Street is another architectural jewel of the Road. The hermitage of Our Lady of Carrasquedo. At the top of farallon are the remains of a century castle X. is Renaissance-style and has a great baroque altarpiece. bars. The monumental parish church of the 14th century is devoted to San Juan Bautista and he stresses its valuable altarpiece. The village disposes of shops. a hostel parish and another youth. romanesque 12th century. in the square. It is settled to the northwest of Cerro de Mirabel and was formed around a castle whose first expressions back to the year 885. The people still maintains the road system grid of the villas of pilgrimage. built in the 1500S. and its surroundings of oak. Even still retains the solar where he grew.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. In the 19th century two neighboring Groats and Santo Domingo de la Calzada resolved disputes over the age of pasture in a fight to death that finally won Martin Garcia of Groats. was renewed . In the church of the Assumption there is a altarpiece of XVII in walnut with the image of the Holy. The San Pedro. what to do Groats: Groats is the last town of La Rioja before entering Burgos. Appendage of the Road: The tradition says that Santo Domingo de la Calzada born in this village burgos back in the month of May of the year 1019. Viloria of Rioja: First village burgos of the Road. The Church of Santa Maria.

built again in the XVIII after being ravaged by a fire. The cup shows walls and medieval towers carved to represent the heavenly the XVII and emphasizes by its bell tower. Outside the town is the hermitage of Our Lady of Bethlehem. . Belorado is famous for its stores and factories of skins. The pedestal is composed of eight semi columns and all measured more than a meter. is one of the localities in the French Road with more hostels for pilgrims. In addition. has a commercial service broad and good restaurants and cafes in the Plaza Mayor. The monument Baptismal Font of appendage of the Road In the Romanesque style.

Agés The Hostels Hostel La Campana de Espinosa of the Road Hostel in San Juan Ortega San Juan de Ortega (Burgos) Tel: 947 56 04 38 Hostel The Haystack of Agés Agés (Burgos) Tel: 947 400 629 / 699 273 856 Hostel House Caracol Hostel Parish Day "Saint Francis of Assisi" Day (Burgos) Tel: 947 58 00 85 Hostel de Villafranca Montes de Oca Villafranca Montes de Oca (Burgos) Tel: 947 582 124 / 687 594 296 Hostel San Anton Abad Villafranca Montes de Oca Tel: 947 58 21 50 Agés (Burgos) Tel: 947 430 413 Espinosa of the Road Tel: 678 47 93 61 Hostel San Rafael Agés (Burgos) Tel: 947 430392 Hostel in San Roque Villambistia Tel: 660 79 70 11 .French Road Stage 11: Belorado .

Parallel to this can be found on the stone bridge the known as the singing.1) for a pedestrian bridge of wood. Since Day one short section brings us closer to the next population: Villambistia (6.Agés The eleventh stage consists of two distinct parts.6 Km) where we receive the parish church of San Esteban 17th century. When crossing the population can be seen in a escarpment rocky. la ermita de la Virgen de la pena.just before there is an area of rest with several tables and barbecues . who appears as an oasis in the desert. A legend attached powers to the water flowing from the source of four caños and ensures that to recover the vitality and to eliminate the fatigue there is nothing better than soak the head in it. population where da beginning a long and lonely second tranche by the yesteryear feared Montes de Oca.7 Km). Forest Tracks fenced of oak. without anything else .Information on the stage 11: Belorado .(4. a tributary of Tugging. Past Villambistia. and finally to Agés. Villambistia Espinosa of the Road and Villafranca. The first serves as global warming and traveling by day. pine and heather lead to San Juan de Ortega. The itinerary To exit of Belorado there that crossing the street Hipólito Lopez Bernal and avenida Way to Santiago to cross subsequently the N-120 and the river Tugging the (Km 1. the other side of the N-120. move comfortable until the Day . By a separate track of the N-120 by the river Retorto.

In the interior of the church there is a capitel romanesque that receives the light that is strained by a window ceilings only the days of equinox: the March 20 and the September 22. Surrounded by robles. already without any loss in the direction Agés (Km 27. where the ascent begins to softened (Km 13). where the tradition places the mortal remains of Conde Diego Rodriguez Porcelos. we face and take the path to internal by a pine wild.7 Km). The holy burgos Juan Ortega (1080-1163) was the disciple of Santo Domingo of the Road and collaborated with him in the construction of bridges and highways before traveling to the Holy Land.2). we move toward Espinosa of the Road. although short. Leaving the lay of the N-120 climb next to the church of Santiago . For more security ask in the hostel municipal or private.that outline.2). repecho. recalls the building of the church of San Nicolas. The set of buildings are Cultural Interest since 1931 and belong to the municipality of Neighborhoods of Hill. It can also be book and request information on the phone 902 024 246 tuesday to sunday and in the months of January and February. which came after circumvent the N-120 (Km 8. offer nature and peace.keeps a size baroque Apostle . Comments Since Agés exists. . founder of Burgos (Km 10). how they lived thieves and how instituted a community of canons regular San Augustine". The top is steep and should take calmly. The difficulties Hard. To abandon Villafranca presents the greatest uneven but begins to refer the hardness to arrive at the height of the source of Mojapán. which leads us up to Villafranca Montes de Oca (Km 11. Past the ruins the itinerary turning to the left in search of berm of the national highway. The round built in the same place that we are a church under the invocation of San Nicolas de Bari. the possibility of access by bus to deposits of Atapuerca. Then the track descends as a toboggan until the way of a river to face a hard. As recounts Jose Maria Lacarra in the second volume of the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela: "in his testament.and we spent together to which was the hospital of the Queen or San Antonio Abad. The ordeal continues to reach a watchtower on the sierras of Demand and San Millán and to the source of Mojapán. in spite of a tranche very lonely. From this population to San Juan de Ortega through 12 kilometers or almost three hours of walking. To enter Villafranca there are also to move about 800 meters by the berm of national. In San Juan de Ortega there bar and hostel parish and for the most gourmet a center for rural tourism with all the amenities. N-120: Attention to the exit of Belorado and before entering Espinosa of the Road. Let the whole monastic and reach a road where autonomic rises a wooden cross. drafted in 1152 and that is kept in Ortega as precious relic. juniper and heather. Monday through Friday. first until a repeater and then to a monument to the fallen during the Civil War (Km 15.7). The track of loose gravel becomes from now on a wide forest trail surrounded by pine trees repopulated by which deal the remaining seven kilometers until reaching the monastery of San Juan de Ortega (23. so it is advisable stopped for lunch or make collection of edible for the voyage by the Montes de Oca. since there is to cross the N120. in contrast today. Although there was an option little busy that continues to the left by Santovenia de Oca. or at least there. Once constituted a rather risky where the dangers looked after each thicket. At the exit the profile of the track is escalates a little and reaches the ruins of the monastery mozarab of San Felix. the track continued its ascent. Zalduendo e Ibeas of Juarros.4). though brief. promotion to the departure of Villafranca of Montes de Oca: The departure of this population burgalese begins the voyage by the Montes de Oca.

what to do Day: The other side Day and the N-120 is the hermitage embedded in the rock of Our Lady of the Peña. hence its name. XVIII) is a battery of holy water carried . Heir to the roman Auca Austrigona. In the neoclassical church of Santiago Apostle (s. The parish church of this small town near Belorado is dedicated to San Esteban. was former episcopal until the year 1075. She was stopped in the past and thus consists in medieval chronicles.In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. Villafranca Montes de Oca: Their old settlers were of origin franco.

Located in the valley of Vein. . a tavern and a Center for Rural Tourism for the more greedy. The tomb of Saint is Gothic in style and the chapel of San Nicolas de Bari (S.out with the concha largest in the Way brought from the archipelago of the Philippines. to the left of the local road that leads to Atapuerca. The departure of the people. on five o'clock in the afternoon . and together built hospitals. Domenico Laffi during his trip to Poniente recounts the virtues of this place. was founded in 1380. from the latin Fagege (hayedo or mount beeches). that were once a place for the bandits who watched the Way. The pilgrims hospital San Antonio Abad. You can derive from the very word of origin roman that alludes to the communal property. Agés is a town quiet and a good alternative to San Juan de Ortega. its origin population goes back to the year 900. The day March 21 and the September 22. The monument Monastery of San Juan de Ortega Of romanesque and gothic. there is a Romanesque bridge over the river Vein attributed to San Juan de Ortega. of the word arabic Fageg (pilgrim) or of the word in basque Agista (border). roads and churches at the service of the pilgrims. which benefited from a third of the tithes. with bar restaurant and several hostels. San Juan de Ortega: The sanctuary is located in full Montes de Oca. San Juan de Ortega (1080 ? 1163) Was the founder of the church and the hospital. bridges. When he returned to Jerusalem became the most faithful collaborator of Santo Domingo. today restored. Agés: The origin of the term Agés is confusing. In San Juan de Ortega there is a hostel. the date on which could afforested. Villafranca is a good site for lunch before starting the rise up to the Montes de Oca. XII) is a beautiful example romanesque and floor plan of greek cross.(minute solar) a ray of light filtered by a small window and it's going shining light for 10 minutes the capital of the Annunciation. Was linked during the Middle Ages to the monastery of Najera.

Burgos The Hostels Hostel The Pilgrim Atapuerca (Burgos) Tel: 661 58 08 82 Hostel Municipal de Burgos Burgos Tel: 947 460922 Hostel Divina Pastora House of Pilgrims Emmaus Burgos Burgos Tel: 947 20 79 52 Hostel Olmos of Atapuerca Elms Atapuerca (Burgos) Tel: 947 43 04 44 Information on the stage 12: Agés .Burgos .French Road Stage 12: Agés .

in the number 28 of the street Fernan Gonzalez. Launched toward it. already in chestnut trees.up to a large wooden cross (4. A yellow arrow on the basis of the pole encourages us to continue straight and parallel to the dilapidated barbed-wire. torcemos left and continue glued to the fence along the track of gravel up the same Chestnuts. Since Chestnuts. as defined by the researchers working in the nearby archaeological sites (2. as to 200 meters and next to a pre-urbanization of houses. The of Villafría is heavier.marks the beginning of the decline toward the river valley Peak. the riverwalk put into the river Arlanzón that leads quietly until the center of Burgos. A vertex geodetic . we bid farewell to Agés with a last look at its traditional architecture and began the day by the lay of the road that leads to Atapuerca.8 Km).6 Km) and two kilometers later until Orbaneja (Km 10. The same walk will take us in about 40 minutes until the bridge of San Pablo or puente del Cid. already distinguishes the first capital castellana: Burgos. is the hostel municipal (Km 23). notable figure of the Reconquest and better known by the nickname of The Cid. Past the statue we take the promenade of the Spur to access by him until the cathedral square. Crossing the bridge agree to the plaza de El Cid.6). Walking to the vera of the river for more than three kilometers arrive next to the beach Source of Prior (Km 18. In short. The best alternative is to continue toward Chestnuts. However there is an alternative much more appetizing that avoids the tedious entry to the capital. crossroads that goes up Villalval (Km 7). (Km 22). Obliged. In the fall take toward the left. (Km 15. Before leaving the people leave the asphalt and deviate left by a stony track. It moves between monte low and after leaving behind a farm goes without difficulties . logic and the signalling impose continue until Burgos by the andadero of N-120 that passes before by Villayuda. Accessing this last can dodge the heavy access to the city taking the paseo river of the river Arlanzón until the bridge of San Pablo.2). It is to take. so they turn to left by the dirt track and walked between remnants of escombreras until encounter with the fence of the airport. at the foot of the N-120. we find a double signalling: that indica of front moves toward Villafría and that is diverted to the left (marked with painting with the option Rio) is directed to Castañares (Km 11. Continue through the road and she spent on highway AP-1. since it arrived in this town remaining many kilometers to the capital at the foot of the N-1 and going through a landscape industrial and highly urban.6 Km). . With the scene of the church shattered went out of the people by a road that leads us shortly to Cardeñuela Riopico (8. where the equestrian sculpture of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. Behind this monument summit of the gothic. It is an option that is not marked. past Atapuerca. In the fund more next is discovered a quarry and more to the fund the city of Burgos. which divides the population in two and acts as main street. Atapuerca crosses also on the road. which provides its security perimeter (Km 13.3).From a high limestone and peeling. located near the cathedral.not for cyclists . the Way leaves behind the river valley Peak and stops in a fork that leads to Villafría or an altitude of 1077 meters .7).6). an island in the ocean of time. The itinerary Between two lamps. Playing choose which continue. recognizable by the superb sculptures medieval that adorn their pillars. so what better is to ask a neighbor of Castañares how to reach the promenade.

the ground is favorable. Also in Cardeñuela of Riopico but in 2009 was closed.The difficulties The day is comfortable. The 23 kilometers are tolerable and once reached the high. after Atapuerca. Orbaneja and Chestnuts. Comments In Atapuerca. there are bar. to the entry of Burgos. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .

Burgos: Founded in the year 884 by Diego Rodriguez Porcelos. In the interior is the tomb of the Idc and on the triforium the famous Papamoscas. the Door of San Esteban and in extramuros la Cartuja de Miraflores. The monument Catedral de Burgos In the gothic style. Burgos is a city that must be part of its importance to the path of Santiago. and that of Navarre. In the vicinity of Atapuerca took place in 1054 the battle between the king of Leon and Castilla. The temple has four main gates. which resulted in the death of the latter. Fernando I. . A monolith commemorates the fact. You can visit on a guided to contemplate the place where he lived the Homo predecessor already more than a million years. the most important of the city and the cistercian monastery of the Strikes with a set of buildings ranging from the romanesque to gothic. The departure of Burgos are the magnificent Hospital of the King. The monuments of Burgos worthy of visited are innumerable: the church of St. automaton who sings the hours opening her mouth and wielding the badajo of a bell. Nicholas. to each other more beautiful and of the main facade stands the decoration style. It began to build in 1221 (Fernando III Santo was the first stone) and it took three centuries to finish it. of Santa Gadea. It settled merchants and artisans and hospitals were built (came to be more than 30) and for centuries became one of the cities more important in Spain. Its cathedral is one of the most famous of the world.What to see. In this way Fernando I recovered the territories of the Bureba and Goose that he had handed over to his brother. what to do Atapuerca: This town has jumped to the world fame for being the scenario of the deposits palaeolithic most important of the world. Don Garcia. There is a good restaurants.

Hontanas The Hostels Hostel of Tardajos Tardajos (Burgos) Tel: 947 45 11 89 (Municipality) Hostel Saint Bridget Hontanas Tel: 609 16 46 97 / 628 927 317 (Hostel) Mesón Hostel The Puntido Hontanas (Burgos) Tel: 947 37 85 97 Hostel Arroyo de San Bull Belongs to Churches (Burgos) Hostel Stoves of the Road Stoves of the Road (Burgos) Tel: 947 47 12 20 Tel: 609 164 697 / 696 858 770 (Hostel) Hostel Liberanos Domine Hostel of Hontanas Hontanas (Burgos) Tel: 947 37 74 36 (Municipality) / 947 37 70 21 (Hostel) Rabé of Roads Tel: 695 11 69 01 .French Road Stage 13: Burgos .

As traveling on a time machine. From here. of herradura in mudejar style and very restored in the twentieth century. next to the door of forest nursery ends the city and the asphalt becomes on the track. Always straight. Something later we continue. discovering landscapes and peoples almost medieval that give the Way that legend that has forged from its origin. The Way not enters Villalbilla but twists to the right to save the arroyo Molinar (5. Jose Maria Villacián Rebollo -next to the park the Parral. at the foot of the N-120 by the avenues of Palencia. We take it. Forest Nursery" (Km 3). but there is no way back. we will reach up to the detour marked as "The Guindales.Hontanas Leave behind the lively city of the cathedral in pursuit of the depopulated plateau is an exercise risky. doubled to left to fall down stairs to the streets Emperor. Crossed the Arlanzón and turn right on your margin. the pilgrim of the century is internal to the sober Castilla in the company of its shadow and its effort. and we straight down the street Benito Perez Galdos. there to walk to the arc or door of San Martin.and the streets of Villadiego. The itinerary The recent steps by the capital burgalese born behind the cathedral. on the street Villalón to lead to the promenade of the Island. depart to the right. at the foot of the river. on the street Fernan Gonzalez. Resume by tracks to cross the bridge on the ring road that links with the N-120 and the highway of the Road and we are going to .Information on the stage 13: Burgos . After the arch.9 Km). to the left.

9). cogujadas and other birds with querencia to crops. a right hand. Nearly three kilometers of Rabé.find the viaduct Arlanzón. The only distraction is the edges of the road. In the short journey we turn the river Urbel. By the calle Santa Marina beyond the source . who year after year. the picture is similar to that found to get here: an endless track of land that amounts by the plateau cereal.6). with their pros and cons. alondras. that yes. Five kilometers beyond Stoves we find ourselves with a cross from Santiago (25. After crossing a road and the riverbed Hormazuela entering Stoves of the Road. since then. the castilian plateau.2). population molded into the Path with a main street of step aimed from east to west (20. Tardajos was. The slope. a mansio in the Roman road that joined Clunia (the burgalese Coruna del Conde) with Juliobriga (the current Reinosa). liberanos Domine". with their pros and cons.8). the castilian plateau.4). that yes. The slope.9). Without trap or cardboard. since then. town to which it belongs (947 161 053). the track continues with its bearable ascent to reach an area more plana that gives access to the valley where it stands Stoves (Km 17. . In times of Rome. Crossed the river Arlanzón along the road and went out of it by a andadero parallel that leads us to Tardajos (Km 10. experience which established the role of the hospitaleros volunteers. Without trap or cardboard. What we can expect from now on is. which are decorated by piles of stone that derive the farmers of their crops. nicknamed Matamulos. engineering work of the highway A-231 that turn below (Km 8.6 Km). Long straights to more than 800 meters in height without more company that our own shadow and large tracts of cereal without horizon apparent but with crowd.decorated with scallop . where they have enabled some tables for the rest (Km 15. After her. alondras. Of Tardajos to Rabé. The vera of arroyo of the same name. nicknamed Matamulos. Given that the same is open to closed. cogujadas and other birds with querencia to crops. Long straights to more than 800 meters in height without more company that our own shadow and large tracts of cereal without horizon apparent but with crowd. on his own initiative. Lourdes Lluch rented here a house to welcome the pilgrims. Both formerly Tardajos and Rabé were separated by a stretch of sludge that gave rise to sing: "Rabé to Tardajos do not lack work. the own inertia and the weight of the backpack oblige download with care the stony cuesta. the track continues with its bearable ascent to reach an area more plana that gives access to the valley where it stands Stoves (Km 17. quite simply. Melodic verse that we can memorize reaching Rabé of Roads (Km 12. Nearly three kilometers of Rabé. quite simply. of birds. is narrow and little flow but very friend to overflow its banks and soil grasslands. which runs more than 50 kilometers by the province of Burgos. Overcame the people in the street Noon. What we can expect from now on is. After crossing a road and the riverbed Hormazuela entering Stoves of the Road. collaborate selflessly in the public shelters. on his own initiative. After her. where they have enabled some tables for the rest (Km 15. In the summer of 1990. or could be. experience which established the role of the hospitaleros volunteers. the own inertia and the weight of the backpack oblige download with care the stony cuesta.until the plaza Francisco Shores and went out by Baldomero Pampliega. a right hand. collaborate selflessly in the public shelters.decorated with scallop .6 Km).4). The departure of Stoves. this refuge is the most alternative route.until the plaza Francisco Shores and went out by Baldomero Pampliega. is the source of Praotorre. is the source of Praotorre. This channel.5 Km) and 700 meters below with the crossing toward the hostel San Bull (Km 26. population molded into the Path with a main street of step aimed from east to west (20. the most sensible is to contact with the city council of Churches. of birds. the plaza Leandro Mayoral and the Real street Poniente tread and finally the asphalt (without berm) to address the nearby Rabé of Roads. Lourdes Lluch rented here a house to welcome the pilgrims.6). who year after year. In the summer of 1990. By the calle Santa Marina beyond the source .

several hostels. especially in summer. in this is almost mandatory. is another good order to stage for those who do not want lengthen both the day. to 20. The name of the population comes from latin term fontana. The difficulties More than 30 kilometers without shadow shelter: If at any stage is recommended early to avoid the high temperatures of the hours central. recounted that in Hontanas the pastors surrounding their cabins with a wall to defend the wolves. Hat or visor and solar protection should never be lacking in the team. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . hostel and rural house offer comfort and relaxation to the wayfarer century (31. Today. The priest bolognese and assiduous pilgrim (travelled to Compostela three times during the years 1666 and 1673).6 kilometers of Burgos.1 Km). finally. In all localities intermediate stage there hostel and bar and the population with more services is Tardajos. crouched in the valley and hidden until the last time. Domenico Laffi.One more hour hike by identical landscape and arrived. almost 11 kilometers of Burgos. Comments Stoves of the Road. a source in spanish. to our final stage: Hontanas.

What to see, what to do Tardajos: Located in the region of Alfoz of Burgos, Tardajos is a historic location of the Road built on settlements romans and next to the Roman road linking Clunia with Juliobriga. He was replanted, next to other kernels of vera Arlanzón, from the year 882. Of the division in two neighborhoods is the legacy of its two churches, the Santa Maria and the Magdalena. Rabé Road: Small village burgos where highlights the parish church dedicated to Santa Marina and the hermitage, which keeps the image of Our Lady of the Monastery, highly revered by neighbors. The entry of Rabé of the Highways from Tardajos is located in the palace of the Count of Villariezo, from the beginning of XVII. Stoves of the Road: Stoves is one of the most unique people-path. His Real street, flanked by tough stone houses of two heights, it is the bank of pilgrimage. The town was donated in 1156 by Fernando VII, nicknamed the Emperor, the parisian monastery of San Dionisio. Burgos le separating twenty kilometers and a half, so it becomes an alternative very convenient for end of the stage. Arroyo San Bull: In a which between Stoves and Hontanas found arroyo San Bull, a place in full castilian plateau, belonging to the people of Churches, where he was called the car monastery of San Boal or San Baudilio. Believe it or not until we see here is a hostel. Hontanas: Domenico Laffi told during his trip to Poniente (Editorial Syldavia) as follows: "Past, with the help of God, this arenal entirely desert, we arrived at the villa that is called Fontana and we spent the afternoon. Is tucked away on the merits of a stream that barely is, until you find in it. In addition is small, unfortunate and poor. Only has ten or twelve houses, i want to say huts covered with straw, to protect the snow, where they live more than pastors" much has changed the scene, except that don't see Hontanas until you're not attached to it. Now is neither poor nor unfortunate. Already on the same entry, next to the great gothic church and neoclassical of the Immaculate, live together face to face a hostel - restaurant and a hostel and down the main street is the rest of offer, including the hostel municipal.

French Road Stage 14: Hontanas - Boadilla del Camino
The Hostels

Refuge Traditional Castrojeriz Castrojeriz (Burgos) Tel: 947 37 74 00 Hostel of pilgrims House Nostra Hostel of Castrojeriz (Camping) Castrojeriz Tel: 947 37 74 93 Castrojeriz Tel: 947 37 72 55 / 658 96 67 43

call City Hall: 979 15 18 26

Hostel in the Way Boadilla del Camino (Palencia) Tel: 979 81 02 84. For contact with them: 619 105 168

Hostel of Itero (Former La Posada) Itero of la Vega (Palencia) Tel: 979 15 17 81 Hostel Boadilla del Camino Boadilla del Camino (Palencia) Tel: 979 81 07 76

Hostel Putzu Boadilla del Camino

Hostel in San Esteban Castrojeriz (Burgos) Tel: 947 37 70 01 Hostel of Itero del Castillo Itero del Castillo (Burgos) Tel: 947 37 73 57 Hospital of pilgrims from San Anton Castrojeriz (3.6 km before)

Hostel in San Nicolas Itero del Castillo (Burgos)

Hostel Municipal Itero de la Vega Itero of la Vega (Palencia)

Information on the stage 14: Hontanas - Boadilla del Camino

This day, without trees shelter from the rigors of meteorology - either the dreaded sol summer, the penetrating cold winter or the uncomfortable movies -is recorded in the memory by the step under the arches of San Anton, the visit to Castrojeriz and the subsequent ascent to the Teso of Mostelares. Since this hill opens to the pilgrim the brutal Land of Fields, comarca proud of its cereal, of their palomares and its valuable art. Already in Bridge Fitero, Burgos is based on the shores of Pisuerga to receive Palencia. The itinerary The Real street of Hontanas leads to the road BU-P-4013, that we leave immediately to take a path that part right. Moving by him, passing next to the ruins of a tower (2.1 Km), to finish in the road (Km 4). The way lacks berm and in its place rise a row of hand ash whose shadow makes much more bearable transit. Soon, the fund, since we distinguish the ruins of the convent of San Anton, whose arcos, by way of tunnel without roofing, amount on the road. It was founded in 1146 by Fernando VII and, in him, the monks antonianos treated the sick of gangrene infectious known commonly as -fire of San Anton-. The cause of this evil, now well known, was a fungus that alter the grain of rye (5.6 Km). After crossing the Arc de Triomphe that resembles the skeleton of the convent, addressing the straight over two kilometers that we plant in Castrojeriz, last villa burgalese on the path of

even with the breath. By the same street. also known by the nickname of barn of Spain. shown to the fund Boadilla del Camino (Km 24. rich in wiper and vigorous horses. An esplanade brutal greens (spring) and browned and ochre (in summer and autumn) separate us even in our destination but after a print run of four kilometers reach. In a kilometer and 300 meters overcame a drop of 140 meters. The hermitage of Our Lady of Mercy. Crossed the people of east to west along the street Santa Ana and. converted into cultural center and hostel of hostel of pilgrims to the season managed by volunteers from the italian confraternity of San Giacomo . The district of Land of Fields. designed by architect Rodrigo Gil of n in gothic style german. we continue a couple of miles per track until the irrigation canal del Pisuerga (Km 22. The first thing we exits to the step is the former collegiate gothic de la Virgen del Manzano.3). went out of Castrojeriz to deal with the ascent to the Teso of Mostelares milestone. A rural road on the shores of Pisuerga brings us closer to Itero de la Vega. Nearly two kilometers later. the 13th century is the first monument to leave the step. abundant in bread. is dry and warm in summer but the winters are more humid than you might seem. gothic and with an elegant home plateresque XVI. and the church of San Juan. after saving a wavering from the field. rich in hunting and overflowing of art. wine. endowed with arcades where taking a break (Km 9. meat.8 Km) we receive a geometric humilladero and. The difficulties Lack of leafy As in previous days. Milestone of the ruta jacobea. on the side that looming on the street there are a couple of skulls sculpted.and then to the bridge Fitero or Mule on the Pisuerga river. District of palomares. The original work was built during the reign of Alfonso VI the Bravo (1072 . next to the church of the Assumption stresses a ornamented roll jurisdictional gothic of great porte.Santiago. Here are just Burgos and starts Palencia. In the high (12.3).5). fish. the church of Santo Domingo. silver. Ascent to Mostelares Stony Rise to 11 percent of average gradient. Below is tour to take the Real street of East and discover a helmet of houses blasonadas and traditional architecture. now called Real Poniente. As a curiosity. the pilgrim is at the mercy of the rigors of time. Nicholas . leads from the high by a favorable ground until the merendero located next to the source of lice (Km 16. geographical and indelible memories of the pilgrimage to Compostela. a white line and dazzling to the sun. Already in the people are the church of San Pedro and a jurisdictional roll. milk and honey but devoid of leafy-. (Km 28.1109). It spreads in crescent-shaped the skirts of a hill overlooking a primitive castillo. which implies a 11 per cent of average gradient. perhaps not for its hardness but by the spectacular panorama to which gives way. . During four kilometers. Then we during nine meters the road leads to Itero del Castillo and abandoned by the left to reach next to the former parish of St.5). but this factory because there is nothing left and what we see today are added and reconstructions of the bridge lifted in the 16th century (Km 18. The gap culminates in the Plaza Mayor. Boadilla account with several hostels where roost.9). The accused repecho begins meters after cross the river Odrilla by a wooden bridge. The visit of artistic Castrojeriz the end which was church of San Esteban.5). namely in Palencia. gold. In summer is highly recommended early and avoid walking in the hours central. Despite being a small town. from the 777 meters altitude climb up the 917. after crossing a road. first locality palentina of the Road (Km 20. as recounted Aymeric Picaud -land filled with treasures. going through the plains of Mostelares to discover gradually unspoilt landscape of Land of Fields. It is a must visit. the way.2). Soon turn right-hand.

is another good order to stage. The distance from Hontanas until the center of Fromista would be 34. Castrojeriz account with all the services and deserves a detained visit. both in Itero de la Vega as Boadilla del Camino. five kilometers beyond Boadilla del Camino. It also has three hostels and with all the services you need the pilgrim. there are bar and shop.Comments Fromista. Already in Palencia. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .2 kilometers.

restaurants and shops. as the Colegiata de Santa Maria del Manzano. (XIII) that keeps a beautiful size of Santiago Pilgrim. Has a castle of the 14th century. restaurants and bakeries. it seems. what to do Castrojeriz: Roman origin (say it was founded by Julio Cesar) or visigoth Castrojeriz is an ancient fortress located along a hill that had an important role in the history of Castile. next to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (s. Boadilla del Camino: This town of adobe houses bleached with lime and roof arabic with quite inclination has 132 inhabitants (INE 2008). the Santo Domingo church and the church of San Juan and up to four hostels fall to Castrojeriz as one of the populations more fitted with the Way to Santiago. Amancio Yagüez operates the Bazaar of Pilgrim. and are typical scallops of Castrojeriz: cakes with anise form of shell. Several churches. Itero del Castillo: Itero del Castillo is the last town burgos before crossing the bridge Fitero on the Pisuerga river and enter Palencia. were chained prisoners before being tried by the corregidor. adobe and tile. is the vestige of a parish of the 13th century that the Confraternitá di San Giacomo di Peruggia has recovered as hostel. There are also palomares built in stone. is the first of Palencia on the path of Santiago. The monument Colegiata de Nuestra Sra del Manzano Castrojeriz Founded in 1214 presents a style of transition from romanesque to gothic . In spite of count with hostel municipal the path does not pass through this town. a column carved in the 15th century on late gothic style. After the arab conquest was repopulated by captain Nuro Nunez in the year 882 and in the 974 was awarded the first of the fueros castellanos. attached to the way. The roll symbolized the legal power in the region and in it.rises one of the best rolls of justice of Castile. The hermitage of San Nicolas. This people. The entry surprised the dimensions of the Colegiata de Santa Maria del Manzano.What to see. Itero de la Vega. Shortly before entering into Itero de la Vega it rises the hermitage of Piety (s. Next to the hostel municipal is the parish church of San Pedro. In the arcades of the Plaza Mayor. There are many shops. crossed the Pisuerga and enter the first nucleus of Land of Fields. which began to be built in 1214 in transition from the romanesque to gothic. temple. 16-17) -baptismal romanesque and renaissance altarpiece. Itero del Castillo is a small village that formerly was fortified and defended the border County of Castile. which is left to right hand. The old town surrounds a pedestrian streets more showy Path (a mile long) around which were lifted churches. hospitals. In its interior is the size polychromed de la Virgen del Manzano. the centuries XVI and XVII. Itero de la Vega: Abandons the old County of Castile.

Tel: Carmen: 686 579 702 Hostel of Villarmentero of Fields Villarmentero of Fields (Palencia) Hostel of the population of Fields Population of Fields (Palencia) Tel: 979 81 10 99 / 685 510 020/ 625 469 326 Hostel Deprived of Villalcázar of Bank Villalcázar of Bank . Tel: 979 81 01 93 (No Photo) Hostel Parish Church of Santa Maria Carríon de los Condes (Palencia) Tel: 979 88 07 68 Hostel Villalcázar of Bank Villalcázar of Bank (Palencia) Tel: 979 88 80 41 Monastery of Santa Clara Carríon de los Condes (Palencia) Tel: 979 88 08 37 Hostel of Fromista Fromista (Palencia) .French Road Stage 15: Boadilla del Camino .Carrion de la Condes The Hostels Tel: 629 178 543 Hostel Star of the Road Fromista (Palencia) Tel: 979 81 00 53 / 653 751 582 Hostel Holy Spirit Carríon de los Condes (Palencia) Tel: 979 88 00 52 (No Photo) Hostel Canal de Castilla Fromista.

The itinerary After a last look at the watermarks decorative of roll jurisdictional and to the temple of Our Lady of the assumption. before arriving at Carrion. only broken by the step fleeting cars and 'bicigrinos'. built between 1753 and 1849. church . an interesting baptismal font. is over the wayfarer to its step by the nuclei of fields.Carrion de Los Condes Boadilla del Camino puts the pilgrimage to the doors of the Channel of Castilla and Fromista. Revenga and Villarmentero. in short. population overshadowed by the beauty of the romanesque church of San Martin. went out of Boadilla del way by the main street to take a path that. The purpose of the river network of canals. Our path continues in parallel to the Channel during more than three kilometers and reaches a set . Since then leads the irrigation and caters to coastal populations.8). statesman and political illustrated. This piece of engineering was conceived by the marquis of Ensenada (1702 . Villalcázar of Bank seeks your attention with Santa Maria la Blanca. In the final stretch.fortress attributed to the Templars. which exhibits.1781). After the plain and the monotony of a andadero. Worked until the introduction and the regularity of rail left him in disuse in 1959. such as Population. was transporting the cereal castellano until the Cantábrico by means of barges runs by beasts of tire. turn left and advancing to the meeting of the Canal de Castilla (Km 1. incidentally. and after the latest ships of the town.Information on the stage 15: Boadilla del Camino .

500. We Leave Villalcázar of Bank to retake the dear andadero that in the final stretch breaks the horizontal with some other costs without importance. a dome octagonal two cylindrical towers that look toward the west (5. It was built in the 11th century thanks to the sponsorship of Doña Greater de Castilla and consists of three ships. Small population with a bar at the entrance and an area of rest before departure and in the shadow of some pines dominated. after crossing the river. There are to overcome a couple of roundabouts. shop and hostel and out. The other.6 Km). On the river Carrion. In the center is a point of tourist information and the valuable romanesque church of San Martin worth a visit and. at least. There are no surprises until Carríon de los Condes. In the square stands the great church templaria of Santa Maria la Blanca. and turn next to the church of San Lorenzo. it is the perfection of its scale and its forms.8).000 inhabitants and Carríon de los Condes. Account with the trident bar. to take nothing comforting andadero parallel to the P-980. placed between the bridge on the highway A-67.7). The difficulties The fifteenth day is not any difficulty. Crossed Revenga of Fields along the road. final stage to which we went after crossing the road P-980. which coincides with the calle General Love.7 Km). a town that is passed without penalty or glory for a side but deserves a detained visit (Km 18. such as Santa Maria del Camino and Santiago . the rapid roll of the cars and of our fellow "bicigrinos" and the plains planted that does not seem so are the only elements of distraction throughout the tranche. At the exit awaits us again the andadero. Landmarks jacobean. some photos.of locks that at this point allowed the boats save a drop of more than 14 meters (Km 5). bar where recharge.continue to accompany the passage of pilgrim by Carrión (24.2 Km). with nearly 1. with nearly 2. The overnight in Villalcázar (who has party of San Nicolas de Bridge Fitero or Itero de la Vega will have done 27 kilometers) may appreciate as the latest lights on the day dyed of color gold to the church. Fromista. built by the end of the XII in transition from the romanesque to gothic. It seems a model. we are now about to the nearby Villarmentero of Fields (Km 14. before crossing the river Ucieza.6). shops of all kinds and churches. as not. By way of drawing up continue Villalcázar of Bank. which presents a Pantocrator surrounded by the Evangelists and Apostles on an arc pointed rich archivolts. which overlooks its tower conquered by the nests of stork. have all the services. 46 capitals. Crossed to the other side of the Canal and entered the town of Fromista. aligned mathematically two by two. As in the 12th century various hostels. After this artistic license there to retake the route above and directed toward the lay of the road P-980 in the direction to Carrión de Los Condes. at times was walled city and structured in two neighborhoods divided.whose figure of Pantocrator already has become icon . The distance is affordable and the gap negligible. Among the lowest point (777 meters to the departure of the population of Fields) and the highest (850 meters between Villalcázar and Carrion) there is only 73 meters of difference. Comments In all localities of the stage we can find. . who want can take the variant alternative that runs by Villovieco and ending linking with the way journal. we the monotonous andadero until the next location of Fields: Revenga (Km 12. There is no to leave without a glance at the home south. The first locality in leave to our meeting is Population of Fields (9.

by the well-known thief of art Erik the Belgian.fromista. In the plaza de Tuy is the parish church. In addition to parish houses a museum with sculptures.In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. You can find extensive information on this town palentina in www. Coming to the center of the town the first thing that appreciates their three apses and the original octagonal dome. dedicated to San Pedro. Gothic and Renaissance home designed by Juan of Escalante. metalwork and 29 tables of altarpiece of the church of Santa Maria del Castillo. Some of them were stolen. rare to observe the Romanesque art. . of the 11th century and commissioned by Doña Greater de Castilla. what to do Fromista: Stresses on all monuments the beautiful romanesque church of San The other side deserve the two cylindrical towers. later recovered. next to the church there is also an ethnographic museum that shows a tour of the different occupations and professions.

church-fortress templaria which belongs to the romanesque of transition. Carríon de los Condes was seat feudal of the powerful family Beni-Gomez. He was dwelling of kings. .in the frieze . rivals historical del Cid. the 16th century and three ships and the hermitage of Relief of the 13th century and in the Romanesque style of transition that keeps a size polychromed of the Virgin. now hospedería luxury retains a magnificent cloister renaissance.328 in the present). is the small chapel of San Miguel (romanesque 13th century). It has three ships and the imposing portico shows a great wealth sculpture. The church of Santiago has a magnificent home where 22 figures . played a key role in the foundation of Castilla and was a prosperous medieval city that came to count with 12. Captures all the attention the church of Santa Maria de la Blanca (s. 12 churches and 12 hospitals. at the entrance to the town. In Carríon de los Condes there are all kinds of services. XIII).show different offices and on them . In the shadow of a alameda. Deserve mention the parish church of the Magdalena. The monument San Martin de Fromista Church of Romanesque style of the 11th century. In its interior is the image of Santa Maria to which Alfonso X the Wise devoted several of its cantigas. Villalcázar of Bank: Popularly known as Villasirga hosted a major entrusts of Templars.are represented the twelve apostles presided over by an extraordinary image of the Christ Pantokrator that sobering to pilgrims. Carrión de Los Condes: Your name refers to the Counts that sent in two neighborhoods of the city where emerged the kingdoms christians. The church of Santa Maria del Camino has a sober portico romanesque in which is staged the tribute of the 100 their archivolts . Composed of three ships with barrel vault and cruise. The monastery of San Zoilo.Population of Fields: Population of Fields was the most important directs that the Order of the Hospital in San Juan took in the Land of Fields although not currently vestiges remain.000 inhabitants (2.

Terradillos Templars The Hostels Hostel of Terradillo of the Templars (Jacques de Molay) Hostel Templars Terradillos of Templars Tel: 667 25 22 79 Terradillos Templars Palencia) Tel: 979 88 36 79 / 657 16 50 11 Hostel of pilgrims from Calzadilla Calzadilla of the Cook (Palencia) Tel: 979883163 / 616 483517 The Palomar Lédigos (Palencia) Tel: 979 88 36 05 / 979 88 36 14 (No Photo) .French Road Stage 16: Carrión de Los Condes .

Information on the stage 16: Carrión de Los Condes . Moving in the vial of departure we find ourselves with the N-120. coming to less by the highway of The Road to Santiago A-231. The herbs have invaded the small berm of this via local but fortunately presents little traffic. The itinerary On the streets of Jose Antonio. hotel and Study Center and Documentation of the path of Santiago with a specialized and comprehensive library jacobea open to the public. just before crossing the road of Bustillo . we crossed to take the road of Villotilla (Km 2). more worn due to the passage of the pilgrims. Also. come to the river Carrión and the Benedictine monastery of San Zoilo. in addition.Terradillos Templars Between Carrión and Calzadilla of the Cook through 17 kilometers without any population and. become the only loophole. name that evokes the knights medieval christians.6 Km). Of Calzadilla to Terradillos Templars. and 800 meters later say goodbye to the road to tread the path Aquitaine. a relief andadero avoids the asphalt of the N-120. The sides of the road. simply do not exist and the floor of small boulders uncomfortable much step. where overlooking the beautiful frieze of the church of Santiago. and the streets Esteban Collantes and Pineapple Blasco.8 Km). many of them by the uncomfortable floor of boulders of the Way Aquitaine. In this stretch the shadows no shortage. The three kilometers from his home leave right hand the ownership of what was the abbey of Benevivere (4. Roman road that joined Bordeaux with Astorga and more than two thousand years after still part of its original layout (5.

and in high season. shelter and restaurant. crossed again the N-120 to enter into Ledigos. we go back to cross to resume for the last time the relief andadero which leads to the same Terradillos of the Templars. Hostel. all in one.4). it has to be loaded with at least one liter of water. 17 kilometers without any population: There are to go back to the first stage between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles to find a distance so bulges between localities.4). it remains a stretch of about three kilometers that saves a drop insignificant 50 meters. The arrows guided toward the bar and we are thrown off Ledigos in parallel to the national highway. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . which also lacks sources. people who takes its name from the Knights Templar (military order christian founded in the 12th century) which monitored in the same place the now defunct hospital in San Juan. in mild depression. More than four kilometers and a half after we finally to Calzadilla of Cook.8). Any option is valid. (Km 26. small nucleus but also with bar and hostel (Km 23. Some information posters warn take with caution these crossings. Mary of the Shops. By the national road turn the river Cook and crossed to move by a andadero that progress in parallel to the left. to continue the march there that surround the people and incorporated into the main street that leads to the N-120. it is possible to find in the midst of these soledades a bar improvised in a module of art (Km 10). normally placed a bar improvised but it should be cautious and not to trust. a former hospital also known as the Great Gentleman (Km 18. The diversion to St. To move with success and without hardship this stretch of four hours. Given that the bar is in one end. The difficulties Of Carrion to Calzadilla of Cook. Nearly two kilometers and a half after crossing the road come next to a indicator in stone that informs us of the passage of the Cañada Real Leon. one of the incoming spanish long used by transhumant pastoralists to lead the livestock from summer pastures (Leon) to the winter (Extremadura) and vice versa (Km 12. during the months of greater influx. Later. Several crossings of the N-120 from Calzadilla of the Cook: The departure of Calzadilla of the Cook the itinerary enters and exits the N-120 to access the andadero that moves by the left. allow any possibility: from mere rest and snack until the final stop for those who have completed fed of the road millennial.6). people salvador that at first glance resembles the decoration of a western (Km 17). some snack and fruit. In the kilometer 10 of the stage.

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What to see, what to do CALZADILLA OF THE COOK: Fifty-five inhabitants (according to the INE in 2008) living in this town bathed by the river Cook. In Calzadilla have appeared roman remains, in particular the Path Aquitaine, indelible memories for the pilgrim, passed by here long before the jacobean route. In the parish church of St. Maarten is retained a beautiful altarpiece renaissance of the 16th century from the former monastery of St. Mary of the Stores, great abbey and hospital of the Knights of the Order of Santiago. The name is due to the tents of fabric that were used to welcome the pilgrims. LEDIGOS: Small Town of about 80 people and tapias adobe. The parish church is enshrined in Santiago and in her are three different images of Santiago: matamoros, pilgrim and apostle. In the vicinity, as in many other localities in Land of Fields, we will see the famous palomares: circulars or quadrangular, built in adobe and in which are reared countless pigeons whose pigeons are tasted throughout the region. TERRADILLOS TEMPLARS: Your name evokes the presence of the friars warriors. He was possession of the Knights Templar dependent on Villalcázar of Bank. The military order christian Temple was founded in the 12th century after the first crusade. The last master of the order was Jacques de Molay, name, which carries a hostel in the locality. The parish church of San Pedro is an interesting crucifix from the 14th century.

French Road Stage 17: Terradillos Templars - The Burgo Ranero
The Hostels

Hostel Bercianos Bercianos of Real French Road (Leon) Tel: 987 78 40 08 Hostel Carriageway Coto Calzada Coto (Leon) Tel: 987 78 12 33 (City Hall), the Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon

Hostel of Pilgrims Cluny Sahagun (Leon) Tel: 987 78 21 17 / 987 78 00 01 (Municipality)

Hostel The Lagoon The Burgo Ranero Tel: 987 330 094

Hostel Viatoris Sahagun Tel: 987 780975

Alberguería Laganares San Nicolás del Real Road (Palencia) Tel: Marisa 629 181 536 / 979 18 81 42 Hostel del Burgo Ranero, Domenico Laffi The Burgo Ranero (Leon) Tel: 987 33 00 23 / 987 33 00 47

Hostel of Mothers Benedictine Sahagún, Tel: 987 78 00 78 Hostel hospedería jacobea El Nogal Hostel of Calzadilla of Hermanillos Calzadilla of Hermanillos. Corresponds to the Municipality of Burgo Ranero (Leon) Tel: 987 33 00 23 / 987 33 00 13, Ayto del Burgo Ranero The Burgo Ranero Tel: 627 22 93 31

Information on the stage 17: Terradillos Templars - The Burgo Ranero

4 already expect to be discovered (Km 7. Sahagún displays the mudejar art in the churches of San Lorenzo and San Tirso. lifted by alarifes that ignored stone and armed their works with brick. penultimate people of the Road from Santiago to its step by Palencia that looks bodegas excavated and adobe houses: mass of mud mixed sometimes with straw and used to lift walls and walls (Km 3. we spent together at the hostel municipal and continue through the streets The Blacksmithing and Antonio Nicolás (Km 13). The second. before passing the diversion to Mayorga. also marked as P-973 (Km 1. and subsequently fork at the foot of the N-120 that gives the option to continue toward Bercianos of Real Road and the Burgo Ranero or toward Calzada Coto and Calzadilla of Hermanillos. lonely and by the Way Trajana. save the river Cea . 150 Meters north of it runs the A-231. the province with more kilometers route santiago: nothing less than 214. built ex profeso for pilgrims and shaded by a row without order of false bananas (Acer pseudoplatanus). moves through areas of scrubland. after an hour's walk. On the path pass the boundary between Palencia and Leon. at times.3). First presents Sahagun. Nicholas of Royal Road saved the river Sequillo and turn right to take a path of pilgrims who moves to the vera of the N-120. Toward the right. will accompany us during the next 32.2 kilometers. is close. . The first alternative runs by a lane built ex profeso for pilgrims and shaded by a row of trees without purpose.8 Km). Also.5).Moratinos and St. evil. saving the highway A-231 by a bridge. we can see the arch baroque of San Benito. Skimming the vegetation that separates us from the road saved a arroyo and half a kilometer after crossed the N-120. Later. This landscape accompanies us until Moratinos. The day continues on a walk wooded and parallel to the road access to the N-120. went into Bercianos of Royal Road (Km 23). After the street Round of Station crossed the bridge on the tracks. the double alternative that occurs: front continues by the Real French Road toward Bercianos and Burgo Ranero. In short. Nicholas of REAL CAMINO. last province castellana that holds the record for kilometers of the path: in total 214. we see in an esplanade the hermitage of Our Lady of Perales (Km 21. Both routes come together again in the next day (17. The transit to Bercianos of Royal Road is pretty monotonous and. a path directs us to Sahagún.6) agree to the town of this town leonesa. Agree to a tree-lined esplanade where la ermita de la Virgen del Puente. The itinerary We Leave the former entrusts templaria of Terradillos by a track of reparcelling who dies in the asphalt of the P-905. last town palentino endowed with hostel and bar restaurant.4. We continue to face by the Real French Road (the alternative by Calzada Coto and Calzadilla briefly described in paragraph comments). with its mudejar. At the height of the church of St. Avoiding the N-120 below (Km 11. Romanesque style mudéjar (Km 10. disappear the trees and the paseo becomes a andadero that. Nicholas of Royal Road are the latest peoples of the route french to their step by Palencia and cede the witness to Leon.4).7). At the foot of the national highway. a poster of stone warns. Thomas Aquinas turn right and left the town. after crossing a creek and put aside the cross in memory of pilgrim german Manfred Kress.7 Km). scrub and small forests. A short stretch of road gives way to another track that moves between the cereal and random lines of poplars.4 Km). Exceeded one third of the stage. A dirt track.tributary of <. arranged next to the streams of San Juan and the Strike. on the left. all in one ( the bridge Singers and we bid farewell to Sahagún (13. Two kilometers and a half separate us from St. the highway from the path of Santiago. is accessed to Calzada Coto and from there to Calzadilla of Hermanillos. Progress in parallel to the N-120 and after crossing turn the river Valderabuey by a stone bridge. Beside flows a asphalted road used by pilgrims in bike. The departure of St. next to a canopy. at the end of the street Antonio Nicolás. Later.3).

although of high mileage. contemplating to turn the small parcels of vine that dot the fields. scrub and small forests are comes next to the farm and mount of Valdelocajos (Km 23.1).2) and after a stretch solitary areas of scrubland.7) and thereafter until the Burgo Ranero. where it should ask about the state of the signs on the basis of the people. where there is a bar and a shop. Comments Those pilgrims who decide continue toward Calzada Coto and Calzadilla of Hermanillos must turn right at the fork (17. Bercianos.5 kilometers per hour and including the stops. where joins this path with the Real French Road. a couple of grocers and a bar allow replenish forces to deal with the last part of the stage. Let the people to retake the track of the false bananas. Is flat except for minor ripples and can browse. The overnight Calzadilla of Hermanillos continue the following day until Mansilla of Mules. About three kilometers and a half after appears Calzadilla of the Hermanillos (Km 26.The entry of Bercianos we greets a source decorated with a vieira and going through the town by its main street in the company of adobe. to an average of 4. Crossed a road to enter this town at the height of a cruise in memory of the children.5). It is possible to continue in the face by the Real street or border the people on the road until the hostels of pilgrims (Km 30. as it is not entirely correct. have hostel.4 Km) and crossing the bridge on the A-231.1). After two kilometers come next to a resting area beside the arroyo del Olmo (Km 25. in eight hours. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .2). varies only between 800 and 880 meters. The departure takes a track that leads to crossing the train tracks (Km 20. Later. The itinerary enters then in Calzada Coto (Km 18.6). the track tree-lined moves up to a viaduct of the highway A-231 (Km 28. The difficulties The stage. Both Calzada Coto as Calzadilla. basic material of the traditional architecture of these first peoples leoneses.

Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. The population counts with hostel and a couple of bars restaurant. what to do MORATINOS: The church of St.858 inhabitants (according to the INE 2008) that offers all kinds of services. there a length of the Virgin and Child Jesus del siglo XVI. SAN NICOLÁS DEL REAL CAMINO: This small commune of the municipality of Moratinos is the last town palentino Camino de Santiago French. SAHAGÚN: Sahagun is a small capital of 2. We are already in the province of Leon. specifically in an old chapel dedicated to the martyrs Facundo and primitive. as it grew to the shelter of the Benedictine monastery of San Benito. "in San Nicolas of Royal Road had in the 12th century a hospital in lepers governed by canons of Saint Augustine". on the river bank Cea. It had a splendorous history and was called the Cluny Spanish. Thomas Aquinas was built in brick between the siglos XVI and XVII. The artists brought back from the muslim Spain the mudejar art (the use of brick instead of stone) which led to the famous monuments of Sahagun. where some are their origins. . Inside. As picks Jose Maria Lacarra in the second volume of the Pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela.

Church of San Lorenzo: it was built in the 13th century and bears the stamp of the alarifes mudejar. Tower of four bodies, plant basilica (without transcept to divide the three ships of the presbytery), three curved apses decorated in archery blind and brick, much brick, define this church. Church of San Tirso: In the same typology which San Lorenzo, although more antigua, San Tirso began to be built with blocks of stone, the most pure Romanesque style, at the beginning of the XII. However continued building in brick. Arco de San Benito: You can see the departure of Sahagun. It is 17th century baroque and replaced a Romanesque doorway from dilapidated and disappeared monastery of San Benito. This monastery of the benedictine order adopted the reform siesta in 1080. BERCIANOS OF ROYAL ROAD: Owes its name to the restocking with people from the region del Bierzo. Before Bercianos, on the left of andadero and in an esplanade endowed with several tables of stone, is the hermitage of Our Lady of Perales, popularly known as the Perala. A registration remembers that who read a salve to the Virgin of Pear trees get 40 days of indulgence. A new temple has replaced its slender parish church of Salvador, which collapsed and has been in ruins. In the interior was kept a carving renaissance in San Juan Bautista and the tomb of Dona Leonor de Quiñones, Madam of Bercianos. A kilometer and a half of the people, in the Valley del Olmo, is the source of Romero. THE BURGO RANERO: By its layout and its name refers to the pilgrimage, its main street called French Road and is now the Real street. His church, dedicated to San Pedro, was a beautiful size romance of the Virgin, today in the Cathedral Museum de Leon. Lost in the plains, The Burgo Ranero offers warmth, several hostels, restaurants, in addition to shops and pharmacy. CALZADA COTO: This town already appears in the documentation oldest of the monastery of Sahagún (s. X). It is from the 9th century a clear reference road of the Road in Castile. The parish church is dedicated to San Esteban. The new calzada tree-lined is a marvel for the pilgrim in full páramo leonés. Another way to reach Mansilla of Mules is to continue the ancient Via Trajana, Roman road of the remaining vestiges. The monument

San Lorenzo de Sahagún In the Romanesque style mudejar is built on brick. It has three ships and three apses, cruise and dome of the thirteenth century.

French Road Stage 18: The Burgo Ranero - Leon
The Hostels Hostel of the Monastery of the Benedictine (Sta Maria Carvajal) Leon Tel: 987 25 28 66 / 680 64 92 89

Hostel of Reliegos Las Matas Reliegos (Leon) Tel: 987 31 78 01. The Town Council of Santas Marten: 987 31 41 03, 987 31 78 71 or 987 31 78 67

Hostel of Mansilla of Mules Mansilla of Mules (Leon) Tel: 987 31 01 38, Tourist Office

Hostel Garden of the Road Mansilla of Mules Tel: 987 31 02 32 / 600 471 597

Hostel San Pelayo Bridge Villarente (Leon) Tel: 650 918 281 / 987 312 677

Hostel The Tower Arcahueja (Leon) Tel: 669 66 09 14 / 987 20 58 96 Hostel City de Leon Leon, Tel: 987 08 18 32/33. Fax 987 26 11 74

Information on the stage 18: The Burgo Ranero - Leon

Stage with a wide circulation that can be divided into two spending nights in Mansilla of Mules. The track tree-lined continues during nineteen flat kilometers toward Reliegos and Mansilla, where says goodbye. From the river <until the Porma advances through parallel paths to the N601 and from Villarente Bridge Road distance slightly from the national to reach Arcahueja. Finally, the neighborhood of Bridge Castro, on the shores of Torío, represents the final entry in Leon. The itinerary The departure of the Burgo we find ourselves with a gap. Are relatively abundant in these confines of the Land of Fields and were used until very recently as drinking trough for animals. Today the habitat of certain species of amphibians, birds of prey and ducks. We track tree-lined the Real French Road by a landscape modeled the yesterday: impressive plains cultivated, few ripples and almost deforested. Two kilometers and a half of the Burgo Ranero turn a resting area located to the vera of arroyo del Valle de la Granja (2.5 Km) and two kilometers later, in a slight which flows through another arroyo: Valdasneros (4.5 Km). In half an hour long more monotonous leave to the left a track and school ultralight (Km 7) and a kilometer later the diversion to Villamarco (Km 8). The law of the straight line offers us a respite when the track draws a curve and saves below the train tracks (Km 10.6). In the post which turn the arroyo of Valdearcos and after overcoming a slight repecho let us get fall to the population of Reliegos, clustered until the last time. In the same

entrance there are some traditional vineyards in brick and adobe, used to preserve the wine but primarily as a venue. Facing Reliegos of tip to tip, wind track tree-lined by the Real street (Km 13), where struck a meteorite in 1947. Leave the fronton to one side to dive next to the false bananas in the plains of cereal, decorated by giant structure of irrigation by spraying. The proverb "Reliegos to Mansilla, the legua either measure", provides for the distance of a legua ( between 5,573 and 5,914 meters) between these two locations. Nearly four kilometers after Reliegos, after passing under the towers of power line, there is an area of rest at the edge of the track trees (Km 16.7). We the final goodbye to the track artificial, save the N-601 (road Adanero - Leon) by a viaduct and pulled a irrigation canal to enter Mansilla of Mules. Discovered the ancient walled city in handing the puerta del Castillo, cal and pebble. The streets of Santa Maria, where overlooks the tower of the church, (Km 19) and of the Bridge, where does its own one of the hostels of pilgrims, facing Mansilla of Mules and lead to the bridge over the river <, the latino Astura. Nothing more crossing the bridge there to take a path that was born on the left and that moves parallel to the N-601, next to the ditches, the maize fields and any other acacia. Thus arrived in one hour to Villamoros of Mansilla (23.5 Km), whose entry leave the protection of the way to take the lay of the N-601. Turn Villamoros along the road and again on the path parallel came up Villarente Bridge, where overcame the river Porma by a long bridge medieval origin. In the course of 2010 is expected the construction of a gateway metal that facilitates the passage of the pilgrims. Cross Bridge Villarente along the route of the N-601, that part in two this town with a multitude of services (Km 25.3). If moving by the sidewalk of the left, to reach a Cashier's office Spain, crossed by the pedestrian and continue through the sidewalk right. At the height of the Restaurant Avellaneda we distance ourselves a little of the N-601 to take a track that is born to our right (Km 26.3). By her saved the channel of Arriola, we crossed below the road going to Sanfelismo and continue straight. After a repecho, whose beginning have enabled an area of rest deck, we reached Arcahueja (Km 29.5). After this population the tranche was escalates with several slides, leave it to one side the diversion to Valdelafuente (Km 30.9), coronamos a small nails and continue toward a site located at the foot of the N-601. By a pedestrian bridge, empowered by the beginning of 2010, save the knot road of the N-601 and we are going in the direction Bridge Castro, barrio de Leon separately from the city by the Torío river. Entering Bridge Castro down the street Simon Arias, crossed the avenue of Madrid (Km 35) and we on the right by Victoriano Martínez and plaza Thomas Mallo to reach a gateway and cross the river Torío. At the right of it is the stone bridge of the XVIII. Exceeded the riverbed - already in Leon - we face the street from the Mayor Miguel Brown and continue through her during 600 meters until the avenue of dual carriageway of Fernandez Ladreda. From this crossing the itinerary urban splits: from front to the hostel of St. Mary of Carbajal and left into the hostel municipal, by the same avenue Fernandez Ladreda until the street Fields Gothic (Km 37.1). The difficulties Browse in a single-stage the 37.1 kilometers separating the Burgo Ranero de Leon is a company for people with good physical condition. The most common is to divide the journey in two stages comfortable: of the Burgo Ranero to Mansilla of Mules (19 km) and Mansilla of Mules to Leon (18.1 km). The options are many since in Bridge Villarente and Arcahueja there are also hostel.

It is necessary to improve the signalling since it is not entirely clear. opened the pedestrian bridge that saves the knot road of the N-601. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . At the intersection of the street from the Mayor Miguel Brown with the avenue Fernandez Ladreda.Comments In February 2010. some painted pointed to the bifurcation toward the hostel of Santa Maria de Carbajal and toward the Municipal. Before had a tour that alternative blazed by asphalt until a few repeaters and descended with bluntness by a path until the entry of Bridge Castro (a profile of stage picks this diversion).

built by Cistercian nuns. MANSILLA OF MULES: Walled City (s. Leon was proclaimed the capital of his own kingdom and over the years came to bring together what is now Galicia. belonging to the Municipality of Santas Marten. The parish church this dedicated jointly to the Pope San Cornelius and the Bishop of Carthage San Cipriano. More than a dozen kilometers of Mansilla there are two jewels of leonés: the monastery mozarab -lifted by monks córdoba. the only temple of Mansilla until 1220 but rebuilt in the 18th and the hermitage of Our Lady of Grace. This sense playful to the space has accomplished that will happen examples of bodegas quaint. both eminent personalities of the Christian church of the century III that were martyred in the years 253 and 258. The departure of Mansilla crosses the river <. came the hikers who departed from Calzadilla of the Hermanillos by the Way Trajana. part of Portugal. XII-XIII).San Miguel de Climbing (s. in which no longer be taste the wine hybrid just quality. could be the Roman settlement of Pallantia. what to do RELIEGOS: The origin of Reliegos Las Matas. Their architectural gems are innumerable: the cathedral of Santa Maria (s. only two temples in use: the parish church of Santa Maria. where confluían several roads or Roman roads. He was an important roman city in the year 712 was conquered by the Arabs and remained under Muslim rule until the 853. The <is 286 kilometers in length and is the tributary more flow in the Douro river. full of harmony gothic and its stained glass covering an area of 1. LEON: Leon is the fourth big city of the Road. offers nearly all the services. was the main gate of the wall and is built in cal and pebble. but the variety more modern prieto picudo. which hit on 28 December 1947 in the Real street and that today is exposed in the National Museum of Science. Reliegos is also known by the meteorite. The main facade. which looks to the west. The caves of the entry were old wine cellars. Originated in the final settlement of the Roman legion VII Gemina toward the year 74 of our era. The bridge is open to traffic and for 2010 is expected the construction of a metal gateway to facilitate the passage of the pilgrims. known in the seniority in the Latin name of Astura. is in the gothic style and began to be built by the year 1205. also known by the nickname latino of Pulchra Leonina. XII) on the river <. (X) and of Santa Maria de Gradefes. a bar restaurant with menus for the pilgrim and a shop also offer what is necessary to form a final stage. the type L5 and nearly 9 kilograms in weight.800 square meters. by the accessing the pilgrims to the Real French Way. the year Ordoño I got repopulate and included it in the Kingdom of Asturias. while retaining its role as save wine but above all by serving as a meeting place. especially for the pilgrims who have party of Sahagun. The central arches are the best preserved the original structure. Cantabria and much of Castile and Leon. which no one used but that in recent decades have been recovered. The door of the Castle. offer the visitor with triple home. two convents and three hospitals when he was an important commercial center and livestock (hence the nickname of Mules). A hostel. at the end of the 12th century. Their seven churches. crossed from side to side by the N-601. rosace and two towers: that of the Bells and the Clock. Is inspired by the French cathedral of Reims and its interior is great. . Asturias. By the Arco de Santa Maria. the only one of the wall that is retained complete. Under the reign of Ordoño II. The bridge over the river Porma is medieval origin (already mentioned in the Codex Calixtinus the 12th century) and has suffered repairs and reconstruction over the centuries. Belonged to the county of Benavente until 1594. BRIDGE VILLARENTE: Bridge Villarente of Villaturiel.What to see.

The Pantheon was built in 1063 and the church. the Royal Pantheon and a museum. introduced latin cross plant. Antonino and Dña. three ships lateral and ship cross. the hostal de San Marcos is today Parador of Tourism and houses the Museum of Leon. The monument Catedral de Leon In the gothic style. Tel: 686 053 390 The Virgin of the Road (Leon) Tel: 615 217 335 Hostel de San Martin of the Road San Martin Del Camino(Leon). Tel: 634 467 629 (Luis) / 987 37 70 86 (Municipality) . Its origin as a hospital of pilgrims goes back to the 12th century but the current building was built between the siglos XVI and XVIII. which replaced the previous mozarab. Cinia Hostel Casa de Jesus Villar of Mazarife. Construction began in early 13th century and was completed in the XIV.They also stress the Real Basilica of San Isidoro.San Martin Del Camino The Hostels Hostel D. French Road Stage 19: Leon . was consecrated in 1149. The Hostel in San Marcos is a building plateresque beautiful. although it has added later. one of the great treasures from the romanesque Spanish which consists of the church. Facade plateresque style (very ornamental own of the spanish Renaissance).

Hostel Vieira San Martin of the road. (Leon) Tel: 987 378 565 / 651 517 382 Hostel of Villadangos of Wasteland Villadangos of Páramo (Leon) Tel: 987 39 00 03 / 660 305 615 Hostel San Antonio de Padua Villar of Mazarife Tel: 987 390 192 / 687 300 666 The House of the Road Valverde of the Virgin Tel: 987 30 34 14 / 659 17 80 87 Hostel Tio Pepe Villar of Mazarife Tel: 987 390 517 / 696 005 264 Hostel Santa Ana San Martin Del Camino(Leon) Tel: 987 378 653 / 680 917 423 .

Leaving to the left the Bullring. It is worth stop and enjoy the rich ornamentation plateresque of its facade (2. provided to the vera of the N-120. always in front. leads us to take the avenue of the Parish Priest . The latter progresa by the paramo. The itinerary In the door of the hostel municipal de Leon turn left at the same street in the fields Gothic and doubled to right by the Paseo del Parque. including a polygon. a tributary of <.3 Km). and crosses Valverde of the Virgin. This avenue. that of hospital of pilgrims in the Middle Ages has gone to Parador of Tourism and Museum. whose output is decides whether to continue for the option of Villar of Mazarife or by the French Road more historical. San Miguel of the Road and Villadangos of Wasteland to conclude in San Martin of the Road. Other five kilometers urban areas.Information on the stage 19: Leon . next to the Hostel and continue straight along avenida de Quevedo. close to the Virgen del Camino. we during more than a kilometer by the Paseo de Papalaguinda and continue straight after the glorieta de Guzman the Good for linking with the avenue of the Countess Sagasta. We crossed the river Bernesga. on the river Bernesga. After 700 meters and always in front by this avenue came along to the Hostal de San Marcos. We continue to face and crossed the avenue of Fernandez Ladreda.San Martin Del Camino Broad avenues leading from the hostels to Hostal de San Marcos.

a couple of bars. We are in land of the paramo. a grocery store and a bakery (Km 25. We Are glued to the college Santiago Apostle and after the hostel pilgrims (21. and to Valverde of the Virgin (Km 12.6). which does not abandon until the end of stage. It is a town satellite de Leon heading in two by the N-120. Immediately went into Valverde of the Virgin (Km 12. we crossed.Paul Díez. We continue to face. A road in parallel to the N-120 leads to a tunnel under the A-66. a population that does not seem ever and whose first houses have been in a small which. after which turn right up until an antenna surrounded by wooded dispersed.2).5). A line of 3. Offers nearly all the services and is a good place to propose the first stop. We leave it to one side the source The Cañín and we see in the asphalt road a series of painted that evil indicated to the left the bifurcation toward Villar of Mazarife (see comments). left. In Virgin of the Road is common to see overfly the aircraft of the army.7 kilometers. the bifurcation Villar of Mazarife. an alternative to the itinerary historical and main French Road (Km 8. It is a variant . Enter immediately into an industrial (5. in 1957 and whose facade is adorned by thirteen sculptures of barcelonan Joseph Mary Subirachs.6 Km). From San Miguel until the next town there are 7. From this point can continue on the right of the national or the left. by the berm and along the heavy traffic of this national road entering Virgen del Camino (7. We continue the progress by the same avenue of the Parish Priest Paul Díez and on the sidewalk on the right you can see the sober hermitage in brick and canto de Santiago Apostle of XVIII. and we climb down the street Way of the Cross next to some wineries. turning to the side of the cemetery and a service road next to the latest craft. Comments The departure of Virgin of the Road. crossed the N-120 (whether we are on the sidewalk right) and down the road of peace. we crossed to enter Trobajo the Road (3. After passing through San Miguel of the way back to the monotonous andadero. sailing the paramo between the N-120 and the nearby AP-71 that progresses to our left.9 km). a site and the lay of the N-120 to the entry of Virgin of the Road. At the height of a florist (Km 4.7 Km) which ends next to a petrol and at the edge of the N-120. The bars are stacked to the edge of the national road. long avenues. so it should raise a stop at this stage of the stage.9). that looks showy farolas rojas. By the same calle Real down until you cross an irrigation canal and continue between poplars for no more than 400 meters to go back to the company of the sonora N-120. We Cross Valverde to the vera of the N-120 and the departure we the andadero until the next population also crossed by the national: San Miguel del Camino (Km 13. With care. doubled to left.2) it had to pass a small calvary by streets. The difficulties The departure of Leon is very uncomfortable. where the bakery and a shop.7) and in response to the signalling. because there are andadero on both sides. as it is located next to a military airbase. which stresses in the distance by its peculiar water tank and that allows adapt a final stage to count with sufficient hostels. appear about painted on the asphalt (very badly marked) that indicate. Without any loss came to a pedestrian bridge on the tracks. we went through the plaza Sira San Pedro and turn slightly to the right into the streets of the same name.8 kilometers leads us to the center of San Martin of the Road. after next to the source The Cañín. Went Out to an avenue. the stretch between San Miguel of the Road and Villadangos of Wasteland becomes very heavy since they are 7. Also.7 kilometers of andadero without intermediate populations. To get together to the Shrine. ground raso and away. From here down gently until some industrial buildings and link with the andadero parallel to the N-120. An hour and threequarters after entering Villadangos of the Paramo.3 Km) crossed the N-120 to catch the Real street.

where it overnight. Oncina of the Valdoncina. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Huts below and Villar of Mazarife. This route avoids the company of the N-120 and by dirt tracks and asphalt passes through the populations of Fresno of the Road. The distance between Leon and Villar is approximately 22 kilometers and this route and the French come together in the next stage in Bridge Orbigo.of French road that leads to this people leonese currently with 3 hostels.

From afar stresses the water tank. The parish church is dedicated to Santiago. Juan Lopez. blessed the new altar of this temple and the whole formed by the altarpiece. It was a resettled village during the initial phase of the Reconquest and scenario in the year 1111 of a bloody battle between the armies of the queen dona Urraca and her ex-husband king Aragonés Alfonso I "the Warrior" accompanied by his son Alfonso VII. Naturally has a church dedicated to the bishop of Tours. with some bar and bakery. Seen near.What to see. This town satellite de Leon has sufficient shops and bars to raise the first stop of the day. ambon. table and chair costing some 45. bishop of Leon. sword in hand and touched the usage military. In September 2009. one for women and another for priests". The author is the architect dominico Don Francisco Coelho of Portugal. which seems a saucer flier that plans by the location. even knowing that served to collect water. The main facade is adorned by thirteen sculptures of the artist barcelonan Josep Maria Subirachs representing the Virgin and the twelve apostles and each figure weighs about 700 kilos. VILLADANGOS OF THE PARAMO: Villadangos is located in the páramo leonés. who chairs the high altar. whose first stone was placed in 1957. The monument .000 euros. VALVERDE OF THE VIRGIN AND SAN MIGUEL OF THE ROAD: Two locations crossed by the N-120. Is traditionally joined the path of Santiago. with four beds for men. thanks to the help of the Apostle Santiago. In the doors of the temple there carved two funny reliefs leather that represent the mythical victory of the king leonés Ramiro I on Abderramán II in the battle of Clavijo (La Rioja). what to do VIRGEN DEL CAMINO: The departure of this population is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Road. still seems a UFO or a giant mushroom. SAN MARTIN OF THE ROAD: People quiet and ideal to raise the final stage. since that San Martin was a bishop french that he welcomed the pilgrims under its layer. The investigation of Juan Uriah stipulates that there was in San Martin of the Way a hospital that was "to host pilgrims poor.

In its origin devoted to San Juan Bautista was ravaged by Almanzor in 988. French Road Stage 20: San Martin Del Camino. The plant is latin cross and the form three ships with its corresponding apses.Astorga The Hostels Refuge Parish Hospital of Orbigo Hostel of pilgrims Servants of Mary Astorga (Leon) Tel: 987 616 034 / 618 271 773 Hospital of Orbigo (Leon) Tel: 987 38 84 44 / 661 994 238 .San Isidoro de Leon Romanesque Church. After reedificarse was expanded and returned to enshrined in the 1149.

From 8 h until the 15 h from monday to friday Hostel Path and Route Astorga Tel: Hostel of Pilgrims San Javier Astorga (Leon) Tel: 987 61 85 32 .Hostel Parish Santibáñez Valdeiglesias Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias (Leon) Tel: 987 37 76 98 Hostel San Miguel Hospital of Orbigo (Leon) Tel: 987 388 285 / 609 420 931 Hostel Municipal Hospital of Orbigo Hospital of Orbigo (Leon) Tel: 987 38 82 06 (City Hall).

Infinity of irrigation ditches bathe the vegetable crops that are sampled in around Leon and even in neighboring provinces.2 Km). the Way is moving toward Villares of Orbigo and Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias by a cultural landscape and mount low. Recreated in this view came up to a local road (11. Choose the second option and turn right by a track surrounded by a landscape extremely agriculture. including a scarecrow (Km 13. We do what we crossed. quite rocky also. By it. Down for about 700 meters. Thus arrived until Villares de Orbigo (Km 10).Astorga In the same tone that yesterday. Both options is based on the cruise Santo Toribio. for access to Hospital in Orbigo. The three kilometers turn long the diversion to Santa Marina del Rey and Villavante (Km 3). without fear rampage horses or spears lost. won 30 meters in height until reaching a cross labrada escorted by a series of figures. Later the path lies with the channel of the dam Cerrajera. Maize crop and small tracts of vegetable flooded fields to our right.6). bathed by infinity ponds. On the outskirts of Villares of Orbigo crossed a local road and take a path next to a ship brick.5 Km) that leads to the nearby population of Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias (Km 12. where we receive the church of San Juan Bautista. where Serum of Quiñones challenged in 1434 to every man claiming cross it. Turn next to a picnic and climb slightly by monte low. continue through the streets and Real torcemos right by Carromonte Under. locality with multiple services. with their trees. population that we are experiencing thanks to an excellent signalling to move toward the next location. between small plots of vine that dot the rest of crops. (Km 8). option highly valued by the pilgrims. Then come several slides by the uncomfortable track stony: to a rapid downward succeeds him a short rise and another depression. whose espadaña often bear more of a nest of stork. somewhat longer. next to some ships livestock. excellent mirador on San Justo de la Vega. where a sign nailed to a pole shows the two possibilities for launching the rest of the stage. the pace machacón that mark the road parallel to the N-120. Immediately filed with us the river Orbigo. past the channel of the Paramo and poster of order to population. Soon we cross the road in provincial Bridge Orbigo (6. Went down the street Path of Villares. His first news dating from the 14th century (4. which visit Villares de Orbigo and Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias. A couple of miles after we move away from the N-120 by the right and turn next to a nice water tank in brick. is answered by a rise in the . a channel of irrigation of Orbigo that part of this river in Villanueva of Carrizo to converge again in Cebrones of the river. leaving the left a small barranco created by the erosion. flowing under the prolonged bridge of Passo Honorable.9 Km) next to the church of Santa Maria. the city of Astorga and mount Teleno.7 Km). If we look toward the left we find ourselves with a general level of the fertile plain of the river Orbigo. From the center of Hospital of Orbigo (7. progress by the same main street until exit. irrigated thanks to a good network of canals and ditches.. arrive to Bridge Orbigo to save the tributary of <by the mythical bridge of Passo Honorable. and then ascend through an area more refugee between oaks and chaparros. The itinerary Facing San Martin Del Caminonext to the N-120 and. Both options come together in the cruise Santo Toribio. canals and crops. In the face continues the trace historic by a andadero parallel to the N-120. Already in Hospital of Orbigo can choose to continue for the monotonous andadero or enjoy a agricultural landscape. turn right and immediately left to take the andadero of fine gravel moving parallel to the national road. on the right. 18th century.8). where the hostel parish.Information on the stage 20: San Martin Del Camino. End of the street and went out of Santibáñez by a wide track.

(Km 19. where turn left. the bishop of Astorga.188 meters is the highest summit of the montes de Leon. TO 800 meters of Villavante cross railway tracks and a kilometer and 200 meters after highway AP-71 (Leon . Turn left and we are approaching until the gateway metal that saves the tracks of the line Palencia .3). that is left to right. Soon crossed a road and a long straight leads us to the cruise Santo Toribio. neither the powder". which pulled by a small bridge of likely roman origin.1). Comments Those who have accommodation in Villar of Mazarife resume the Way by local road until the Mile of the Paramo. On the outskirts saved the river Eyed by a gateway metallic parallel to the stone bridge and a few meters later left the walking and take a track that moves next to a ship. Descend the cruise to enter San Justo de la Vega by a voyage and going through this location by the Real street (Km 20. From this point only remaining 300 meters to reach the City Hall (24. This option is more boring but a couple of miles shorter than that of Santibáñez.2 Km). with its 2. The difficulties The distance of the stage is moderate and the route from San Martin Del Caminountil Hospital of Orbigo is flat.5 kilometers between Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias and the cruise Santo Toribio can be done heavy by the floor stony and slides of final. advance in parallel to the N-120 until the cruise Santo Toribio. The tranche of 6. The track leads in the river jargon.Astorga and after the roundabout decorated with the roman name Astorga: Asturica Augusta.same characteristics that ends for letting the legs doloridas. which is not going through. We came to a plateau (Km 17. From this point move through dirt track until Villavante. and it also makes it to one side. a tough cost us about the hostel of the Friends of the Road and the whole formed by the chapel of the Vera Cruz and the church of the Parents Redemptorists. in the fifth century. The bridge is a mka maze of straight and heights that brings us together the first of the hostels of Astorga. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Turn the dismantled via Plasencia .Astorga). In this same place. where a few tables invite a snack in this excellent mirador on San Justo de la Vega. A kilometer from local road lies to the pilgrim in Bridge of Orbigo. hurled: "Astorga. after being expelled from its headquarters. the city of Astorga and mount Teleno. The pilgrims not to take in Hospital of Orbigo option by Villares of Orbigo and Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias. where it joins the French Road from San Martin of the Road. climb up the street Imprisonment Relief. Then.5) and left to right-hand a ship. located in the place known as Majada of Ventura.La Coruna (Km 23). where they join the two itineraries.

was lifted along to the hospital of the Knights of San Juan. who gathered the legacy of the hospital. 24 years later. Everything to conquer your lady Leonor Tovar. This locality. The river Orbigo born of the confluence of rivers and Moon Palace and leads to the <. Its waters hosting a good people of Common Trout or Trout Fario (Salmo trutta fario). It was built in the 14th century although remodeled in later centuries and is famous for the next historic event: In 1434. . Don Serum. It ran 727 races and broke 166 spears during a month. the man leonés don Serum of Quiñones. what to do BRIDGE ORBIGO AND HOSPITAL OF ORBIGO: The endless bridge over the river Orbigo joins the two populations. bakers. feast of Santiago Apostle. organized a tournament in arms challenging to every man who would like crossing the bridge.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. Hospital of Orbigo is hoyun great service center and there are several stores. The church of San Juan Bautista. main ingredient of the famed soups that are prepared in Hospital of Orbigo. to break three spears against him and his nine companions. automatic teller machine. is the 18th century and preserves a plateresque altarpiece. with the exception of the day July 25. the other side of the bridge. a few inns and restaurants of road. die in another tournament against one of the gentlemen who had expired in the Passo Honorable of Orbigo.pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela where Serum of Quiñones handed over to the apostle a blue ribbon that belonged to his lady. Fulfilled the tournament -only died a man.

the outside is lined with granite gray of Montearenas and the whole consists of four floors. San Happy Orbigo. The municipality is built on the fertile ribera del Orbigo and is graced by infinity of ditches that bathe the vegetable crops. The monument Palacio de Gaudi Astorga Palacio responsible to Antonio Gaudi in 1887 and ended definitively in 1961.VILLARES DE ORBIGO AND SANTIBÁÑEZ DE VALDEIGLESIAS: In Villares of Orbigo is located in the City Hall. Santa Maria Cathedral: began to be built in the last third of the 15th century and was not topped until the second half of the XVII. Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias and Valdeiglesias. where you can visit an extensive collection of sacred art. the Asturica Augusta of the romans. on the basis of medieval elements and Arabs. is the work of Antonio Gaudi. called Conventus Asturum. During the Middle Ages were a señorío family property Quiñones and archpriethood Astorga. You can taste the cooked worn. Episcopal Palace: Today houses the Museum of the Roads. worked shows that combines the styles medieval and modern. Astorga is a city of more than 12. ASTORGA: Located on a hill located between the rivers Jargon and Tuerto. sampled in around Leon and even in neighboring provinces. between the end of the century III and the beginning of the century IV but has been heavily modified. The western facade is plateresque and chapels and the door of the sacristy are attributed to Gil of n. peculiar because first served the meat. especially in the 9TH century at different times later. The parish Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias is of the XIX. Astorga. Of unmistakable modernist style. Walls: The walled enclosure original was built in Roman times. then the vegetables and finally the soup. whose municipality covers at the same Villares de Orbigo. was in its origin a military camp built during the campaign for the cántabras wars in the years 29 to 19 a. .000 inhabitants where there are all kinds of services. The Town Council of Astorga: it was built in 1675 in basis to the design of Manuel of the Lastra and was renovated by the end of the XIX and in 1995. The clock of the facade is the work of Bartolomé Fernandez and has the peculiarity that two automata worn .Juan Zancuda and Associated . Due to the presence of gold mines in the same province. a Moral of Orbigo.ring the bell to give the hours. the city was growing driven by the excellent location that allowed him to a great control on the exploitation of mines. The building. Nor is there to leave to prove the famous mantecadas and the wafers in the capital neck.C. The church of Santiago de Villares of Orbigo saves a woodcarving of the Virgen del Carmen and a valuable frame in wood of chestnut and oak.

Tel: 660 912 823 Hostel and Center of rural tourism The Wayfarer Santa Catalina de Somoza Tel: 987 69 10 98 Hostel Gaucelmo Rabanal del Camino (Leon) Tel: 987 69 19 01 Hostel of Murias of Rechivaldo Murias of Rechivaldo (Leon) Tel: 987 69 11 50 .Foncebadón The Hostels Hostel parish Domus Dei Foncebadón Hostel Hospedería San Blas Santa Catalina de Somoza (Leon) Tel: 987 69 14 11 / 637 46 48 33 Hostel Convent of Foncebadón Foncebadón (Leon) Tel: 658 974 818 Hostel Municipal Rabanal Path Rabanal del Camino (Leon) Tel: 987 631 687 Hostel Our Lady of Pilar Rabanal del Camino (Leon) Tel: 987 63 16 21 / 616 089 942 Hostel Gabino The Geese.French Road Stage 21: Astorga .

The Hostel Águedas Murias of Rechivaldo (Leon) Tel: 987 69 12 34 / 636 06 78 40 The Hostel Tesín Rabanal del Camino (Leon) Tel: 650 952 721 Hostel Monte Irago Foncebadón (Leon) Tel: 695 452 950 Information on the stage 21: Astorga . and Foncebadón.Foncebadón With the spotlight on the Mountains of Leon. end of the ninth stage of the Codex Calistinus. Rabanal del Camino. their dances to the sound of the flute and drum and their stews pantagruélicos. are presented as possible late stage. the French Road is internal maragatería. District inhabited in its day by arrieros and still retains its tough houses in ashlar and fitted with portalón. on the slopes of Irago. .

population neck to we are moving after saving the riverbed jargon. is very difficult or rather impossible leaving the ancient roman city without having tried a single sweet. Overcame the costs of the main street of Rabanal of the way to reach next to a laundry room. on the left. The parish church of San Esteban.9). owned by the Board Neighborhood (Km 19. which in some sections that are to reach is close and forced to walk on the asphalt. where we take a track between the piornos (cyclists should climb Foncebadón along the road LE-142). After Porter doubled to right and moving straight about 400 meters by the calle San Pedro. After the Geese awaits us the same indent: the monotony of andadero.7). turning their backs to the facade of the Municipality of Astorga. although it was also widens next to a pinar. again in a promotion almost imperceptible. An hour after we leave it to right-hand crossroads to Rabanal Old and Maluenga (17. A kilometer later cross the road and we on the path of the left. 18. About half an hour after arrived. going through the Plaza Mayor to colarnos by the street Pius Gullón. brings us closer to the people of the Geese. the center of Santa Catalina de Somoza (9.3) and climb a brief tranche to the road LE-142.where the hostel private. that the hostels of Foncebadón are open).3). several hostels and el paso almost daily pilgrims (Km 25. construction of the eighteenth century that was restored completely in 2007. road that we left by a andadero glued to the LE-CV-192. sella and also facilitates credentials (2. Both the make night (up to four hostels where choose) as the continue find Rabanal several inns that offer traditional food and good pout (Km 20. good atalaya to recognize how far the silhouette of Astorga and lands of the maragatería. After a couple of bars turn on the left to go next to a source and the church of Santiago (Km 13. to enter Rabanal the Way.4).3 Km). Abandoning Murias of Rechivaldo by means of a track of gravel escorted thickets and brooms. Leave the company of the LE-CV-192. especially in winter. where is the mesón and the hostel private (Km 4. A andadero at the foot of the LE-142 is waiting for us to lead until Murias of Rechivaldo. After crossing Garcia Prieto continue to face down the street of posts and the street Santiago. which is based here with the YOU-142. we conned with their notices of mantecadas and hojaldrados. where the hermitage of Ecce Homo. tough houses with gates double-leaf always painted some primary color. abandoning the road to take a path that rises between a rebollar. Going through Santa Catalina de Somoza by the Real street and the departure recovered the andadero of LE-CV-192. .7).3).The itinerary Because of the large amount of tearooms that there are in Astorga. people ruined and settled on mount Irago risen by a tavern. Come next to a source drinking trough (Km 22. Since Astorga mediate only 20. A path that progress above the road. Leaving aside the Episcopal Palace turn next to the main facade of the cathedral and take the Concierge street .6 Km). leaves us three kilometers and a half later in the center of Foncebadón. is a right hand and going through Murias by a side street.5 Km) and. where some pilgrims stop to send its own. Also old village of arrieros worn. that in addition. Move glued to a fence topped with crosses made with sticks. Already desayunados. For a walk parallel to the LE-142 down gently until the height of Valdeviejas. Several hostels endowed with bar also allow a little break after two hours of walking. A long line of more than two kilometers leads us to cross the LE-142 (Km 7. amounting to a very out. photocopying layout.3 kilometers and some pilgrims lengthen the matchday five kilometers and most until Foncebadón (Ensure before. Again next to the road we see. Also on the left leave the hermitage of Christ of the Vera Cruz. We leave behind the hermitage and save the highway A-6 (highway in North-West links Madrid with the cooking Arteixo) by an overpass. located on the left of the plaza. the monumental oak pilgrim. The ninth stage of the Codex Calistinus departing de Leon and ending in Rabanal of the Road. after the river of Rabanal Old. We crossed the street by a pedestrian walkway and throw in the direction to Castrillo de Polvazares and Santa Colomba of Somoza in the streets of the Martyrs. a restaurant. known by the nickname of carballo of Afonso Pedredo (Km 19). The hermit madruga.

which leads to the French Road just before entering into Santa Catalina Somoza. promotion less bearable but nothing demanding.The difficulties Since Astorga until Rabanal Path is 283 meters in 20. Artistic and typical village worn of cobblestone streets and houses of arrieros).6 kilometers.3 kilometers. instead of entering Murias of Rechivaldo continue for the lay of the LE-142 for a couple of miles. a rise very out and almost imperceptible. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Since Rabanal to Foncebadón are about 280 meters in 5. Comments Those who want Sidetracked to visit nearby Castrillo de los Polvazares (Whole Historic. After visiting the people should take a track signposted.

The parish church is dedicated to Santiago and in its interior can contemplate a nice size (16th century) of the Holy pilgrim garb. SANTA CATALINA SOMOZA: The hospitality is a constant in the history of Santa Catalina Somoza. FONCEBADÓN: A wooden cross welcomes Foncebadón. It is typical and pantagruélico the cooked worn. In the upper part of the people is the parish church of the assumption. This type of cover that goes back to the prehistory has endured for centuries and has been regarded as an indication of the substrate celt of all this extensive area. has four hostels. which is making a comeback each summer by the passage of the pilgrims. The navarro Pascual Madoz recounts in his dictionary statistical mid XIX Foncebadón had parish church of Santa Maria Magdalena served by a cure of income and free provision. is a highlight of the Virgen del Pilar covered in a niche on the lintel of the door. Charlemagne and his faithful wrist breton Anseïs contemplated Astorga and Sahagún. people ruined and settled on mount Irago. secular occupation of the worn. Ramiro II de Leon convened here a council and in the XI. Rabanal del Camino. RABANAL PATH: This village of mansions solid stone served to advance to the Templars of Ponferrada to protect the pilgrims until it reaches the Bierzo. a hermit del Bierzo called Gaucelmo built a alberguería. During the Middle Ages existed several hospitals and churches. of the eighteenth century. what to do MURIAS OF RECHIVALDO: It is the typical population neck. It was a people of arrieros. a town in the municipality of Santa Colomba of Somoza. . Rabanal also served as posada (house of the Four Corners) to Felipe II in his pilgrimage to Santiago. which was donated to the canons of Astorga in 1142 and a monastery that belonged to the Aguilar de Campoo. a shop and several inns where you can eat. by their relationship jacobea.What to see. can still be seen houses teitadas covered with straw rye. As the volume two of the Pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela in The Geese there was a hospital. built in ashlar and roofed by teja arabic in the 17th century or XVIII. The most important of it. according to legend. Stresses the parish church of San Esteban with its characteristic espadaña. Already in the Real street can contemplate the chapel of San Jose and the Hospital in San Gregorio. patron of the people. Two kilometers from Murias of Rechivaldo is Castrillo de los Polvazares. There is also a statue of San Roque Pilgrim. The location has several hostels and bars. one of the few examples romanesque that can be found in this area. several hostels and el paso incessant of pilgrims are responsible for keeping alive the memory of what was once a day Foncebadón. The town is in excellent condition of conservation. THE GEESE: In The Geese. In the 10th century. As in many other peoples Real street is the bank peregrinal. a restaurant. In this enclave of pasture land and houses destruction. The pilgrims stopped here to regain forces and were grouped to circumvent the summits of the dangerous monte Irago. In the courtyard of the church there is a chapel known as the Christ pilgrims. In the parish church of Santa Maria retained a relic of San Blas. The former hospital of the Virgin of the candles are no longer remains. Before entering the village is the hermitage of Vera Cruz. From this villa. There are several premises where they serve snacks and meals. where he watched the wild animals and bandits. a tavern. the core more representative of the maragatería. one of the saints more present in the way for his side care and health care. particularly its road.

Ponferrada The Hostels Hostel of pilgrims San Nicolas de Flüe Ponferrada (Leon) Tel: 987 41 33 81 Hostel parish Apostle Santiago The Holly Hostel Santa Marina Molinaseca Tel: 987 45 30 77 / 615 302 390 Refuge of Manjarín Manjarín (Leon) Hostel of pilgrims from Molinaseca Molinaseca (Leon) Tel: 987 45 30 77 Hostel .The monument Castrillo de Polvazares Is the population more representative of the region neck declared a Historic .Mesón Holly The Holly (Leon) Tel: 987 69 50 74 .Artistic thanks to its good conservation status. Castrillo was a people arriero which reached its splendor in the 1700S. French Road Stage 22: Foncebadón .

The Holly. between just bell and smoke signals. foot since 1993 thanks to Thomas Martinez. which is presented in a crude decline between grasses and piornos.500 meters altitude. .Ponferrada The French Road reaches its roof next to the Cross of Ferro. and Field stand the stage and the dotan of the infrastructure necessary to reach successfully Ponferrada. capital of the region. Molinaseca. on the river Meruelo.Hostel The Tavern of Jose The Holly (Leon) Tel: 987 69 50 74 (No Photo) Hostel Irrigation of Ambros Irrigation of Ambros Tel: 987 695 190 Information on the stage 22: Foncebadón . The maragatería succumbs to the Bierzo. Irrigation of Ambrós. nailed on a mound of stones at 1. is the refuge templar of Manjarín. Near.

Turn the hostels and leave the company of the road after a tennis court. Two kilometers and 300 meters after de la Cruz de Ferro we planted in the refuge of Manjarín.2 Km) and continue through it. you in the LE-142 (19. which is moving next to some forest of reforestation. especially the quadriceps. which in smooth slope brings us closer to the road LE-142. Behind the backs of cruz is tradition throwing a stone to the pile already lifted. Rest in peace. which falls under the shadow of the chestnuts and the freshness of arroyo de Prado. Departing from The Holly we encounter with a graphic sculpture by Eulogio Pisabarros in memory of Heinrich Krauss. pilgrim german who died performing the Way. whose espadaña and two bells are always the first lights of the day. The atmosphere behind closed doors is better discover for yourself (4. the Way is presented in the Holly. because when we reach the road (Km 22.2 Km). we go back to leave to start a decline tortuous which will leave their mark on our muscles. After we the path parallel to reach Irrigation of Ambrós. To the vera of some poplars. next to the cross was erected in 1982 a chapel dedicated to Santiago Apostle. In this core berciano surrounded by piornos and pasture. a shop where to buy sandwiches and a mesón allow a hiatus in the stage that we have already completed in more than 40 per cent (Km 11. the route runs always parallel to the road. A gesture modeled on that made the reapers gallegos when they moved to Castilla to work in the fields of cereal and also the arrieros and transhumant pastoralists (2. capital of the municipality that also encompasses the Holly and irrigation of Ambrós. Documenta Juan Uriah that neighbors of this town were free of taxes in exchange for placing 800 stakes to indicate the way to travellers. has a good network of bars and restaurants. bakery.5 Km). The path is stony and strong pending (cyclists should browse throughout the stage for the road LE-142). Going through irrigation of tip to tip (this population of the municipality of Molinaseca has about 600 meters long). (Km 15). next to the LE-142.5) does not have to follow the paseo parallel to it that passes next to the urbanization Patricia. At the foot of the road is the Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Angustias. After those seven kilometers. the first location of the Bierzo. In them we leave it to one side the Military Base in Transmissions.4). Roofs and balconies of wood give way to a path. In the first 3.5 Km). going next to the plaza San Sebastian. pharmacy. clothes our steps. At the exit take the path of the left. from the end of the XVII and that gives way to the medieval bridge over the river Meruelo.6).7). This town. Situated a few accurate 1500 meters (the roof of the Way French). our guide in the stage today (1. Yews Hunters ( Sorbus aucuparia). Except some curve to tackle. The death of a bell and the signals of the smoke of a bonfire guide us toward its interior. the hospitalero templar.5 kilometers llanea and even rises slightly. the hostel more peculiar to the Way managed by Thomas Martinez. tree caducifolio easily distinguishable by their thick clusters of red berries. Already in open field come again next to the road (Km 16. by which we entered in Molinaseca. Eye.instead of travel the road we own road during nearly two kilometers. A cairn something hidden under the berm left of the road points us the right direction. More than 7 kilometers separating the refuge of Manjarín of The Holly. A track with . We crossed the location by the Real street or the Way to Santiago that leads to avenida de Fraga Iribarne.The itinerary Bye Foncebadón street above. is no more than a small iron cross aupada by a disproportionate mast of wood. By a path parallel to the road. fed by the arroyo of the Pretadura. among fallen walls and the church. From this point we progress along the path parallel to the LE-142. where the hostel of pilgrims and the source. A kilometer later of the Base really begins the decline with a view to Ponferrada (from a distance is distinguished in a black spot that corresponds to the tower of the Rosaleda of more than 100 meters). Turn right and take a course that progresa near the river Meruelo and would later be closer to the road. located below Peña Llabaya and abandoned in 1990. etc (Km 19. came to the Cross of Ferro.

some toboggan.4) and 400 meters after saved the avenues to finalize shortly the twentieth second stage. Ponferrada and the hostel parish of St.3). Nicholas of Flüe welcomes us (Km 27. Several townships we escort until you cross the river (Km 26. already by asphalt. upset at this stage of stage. the chapel of the Holy Christ. Irrigation of Ambrós or Molinaseca. looking for the vega of the river Boeza. leads to Field. Went Out. Comments The cyclists should take out the road LE-142 and circular for it. at least until Molinaseca. the parish church of Our Lady of the Oak and the manor houses of the Moons. Field account with a source romana. From this location can take the signalling official until Ponferrada. The pilgrims who come from Rabanal or from behind also have the possibility of roost in The Holly. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Village already in the Middle Ages. The difficulties The kilometers extra yesterday from Rabanal of The Road to Foncebadón are appreciated today. as the decline punishes much at the level muscular. flowing to the right of the itinerary. There are also several mesones menu with pilgrim where recharge (Km 24).

and the hermitage of San Sebastian. Irrigation of Ambrós is another people typical of the Bierzo. etc. In the interior of the hut is deployed a small bazaar where to buy some memory that kept alive Manjarín. Jerusalem. The departure of the people a monument recalls to the pilgrim german Heinrich Krauss.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. cleaning. with their roofs of slate and their balconies of wood. some boards decorated report on the distances from Manjarín at different points as Santiago de Compostela. Also. Rome. Highlights the parish church. a slate in the interior of the hut shows the different work being carried out since its opening up the closure and silence: prayer. who died when traveling by bicycle. . The Real Street is the most picturesque de Leon. with a baroque altarpiece of 1706 work of Peter Santín. Thomas is responsible for sealing credentials under a charged atmosphere of smoke from the bonfire. IRRIGATION OF AMBRÓS: Located 930 meters altitude. etc. While some curiosean objects or serve coffee the thermo. the hospitalero templar Thomas Martinez and theirs are responsible for tañer a bell to guide the pilgrims toward his refuge. THE HOLLY: The Holly is an aesthetic people whose popular architecture of roofs of slate and the accent of their inhabitants indicate that we are already fully in the Bierzo. At the entrance. The parish church of San Miguel is a stone sculpture polychromed with a tunic with flowers that it is not known whether represents to Santiago. collection of firewood. In The Holly were exempted from paying taxes to the king in exchange for placing 800 stakes to indicate the Way to pilgrims. the Savior or to Saint John the Evangelist. Around alternating the green meadows with horticultural products and the traditional livestock. what to do Ruben Garcia Blázquez MANJARÍN: Since 1993.

It has become the mecca of lovers of the templars and their initiation rites. although there are vestiges dating from previous eras. In the town highlights the manor houses of the Moons with coat of arms and the two houses of the Villaboa. During the Roman occupation were famous its gold mines. There are grocery. jewel of preromanesque Spanish. In the plaza de Field is located the chapel of the Santo Cristo del siglo XVIII. Other valuable monuments are the Convent of the Concepcionistas and City Hall. Consists of three naves separated by four granite columns and arches of half a point. patroness del Bierzo. The day August 15 come in a procession neighbors of this people del Bierzo. cashier and a large amount of bars and restaurants where to eat. built in the 1600S and erected on the foundations of the medieval church. Also highlights the two bells of XVI and XVII and the oak centuries that continues to grow alongside the temple. Have good fame sausage and sausages. the wooden bridge over the river Sil is reinforced with iron. In the vicinity of Ponferrada can visit the church mozarab of Santiago de Peñalba. Some houses are noble and are blasonadas with shields nobility. including several stores and workshops of bicycles that both scarce along the way. channelled to the pilgrims to the street where Real rested the hospital. It is one of the most beautiful examples of the military architecture in Spain. Offers all the services. The Castle of the Templars is a testimony proud of what that meant this controversial order of warrior monks in Ponferrada. giving the name of Pons Ferrata to the city. The capital del Bierzo is deployed in an old castro and suffered different invasions and destruction. Its origin is related to that of a small chapel of the 11th century and a large part of the building today is the end of the XVII. The Romanesque bridge over the river Meruelo. PONFERRADA: The last big city . before arriving in Santiago.6 and 4 meters. Among its altarpieces stresses the high altar. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak. Also stresses the arrogant temple of San Nicolas de Bari of neoclassical style (which the visit can be stopped in the baroque altarpiece with columns salomónicas and in the size gothic Christ Crucified). On the other hand is the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Oak from the Field.almost 69. already documented in the 12th century and restored for the last time in 1980. material very abundant. has a high tower and the interior consists of a single nave. In 1082. beautiful baroque building terraced house to mount. FIELD: People situated in the vicinity of Ponferrada and medieval origin. is in transition gothic renaissance. with baroque style-churrigueresque and giving shelter to the invaluable size of the Virgin of the Oak of the sixteenth century.000 inhabitants in 2009. . bakery.MOLINASECA: The entry of Molinaseca is the Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Angustias. The bridge has seven arches and its width varies between 2. one of them with tower. pharmacy. whose doors were lined with iron by the habit of pilgrims to be a splinter as souvenirs. who comes across the bow of the Clock. as the source romana built in vault and with storage of water located in the way to Santiago French.

The City Hall: 987 54 00 89. In 1924 was declared a National Monument Historic. The current appearance is due to a large amount of expansions and reforms carried out since the 15th century until our days. Artistic.Villafranca del Bierzo The Hostels Hostel Municipal Villafranca del Bierzo Villafranca del Bierzo (Leon) Tel: 987 54 26 80.The monument Castillo Templar Ponferrada In principle castro and later ciudadella romana. The Order of Temple extends and improvement since the 11th century to the XIII. French Road Stage 23: Ponferrada . Tourism: 987 54 00 28 Refuge Phoenix Family Jato Villafranca del Bierzo (Leon) Tel: 987 54 02 29 Hostel of Cacabelos Cacabelos (Leon) Tel: 987 54 71 67 Hostel Stone Villafranca del Bierzo (Leon) Tel: 987 540 260 .

New Sources. Here. vines twisted grape Mencía and populations heaped services received daily the ringing of the bordones and the swing of the backpacks. Camponaraya and Cacabelos becomes heavy after crossing the river Cúa in the direction Pieros and Villafranca del Bierzo. Columbrianos. . a plain sheltered by mountains to prevent the passage of the climate atlantic.Hostel Vineyard Femita Villafranca del Bierzo Tel: 987 54 24 90 Information on the stage 23: Ponferrada . offered today as the scenario to the path of Santiago.Villafranca del Bierzo La hoya del Bierzo. The step comfortable by Compostilla.

Is longer and pilgrims often continue on the lay of the road. at the junction to San Clemente. then the romanesque church in Santiago. The El Bierzo meets some excellent conditions for the grape growing. to reach the roundabout where stands the monument to the blood donors. We came together to the castle and. The Road continues between single-family and small plots where struggling neighbors. The Road descends and enters into Cacabelos down the street Cimadevilla. next to the chapel of San Blas and San Roque Columbrianos left by the asphalt road that springs to the left. the pilgrims in bike continue for the left and pilgrims on the right up to the immediate plaza de la Virgen de la Encina. Put an end to this population of services of almost 4. We went down the street Valiña. The stretch that begins is the most relaxing of the day. Nogueira and face a sharp rise before giving way to several slides up the first houses of Villafranca del Bierzo.7 Km). by asphalted road progress until the location of Camponaraya. Until Pieros there that sweat a demanding repecho by the lay of the road LE-713 or the old N-VI (has both names). Two kilometers and 400 meters below (Km 14. After the church of San Esteban descend gently to cross the CL-631 (5. where we crossed the river Sil (1. In a point. in which perimeter is the hostel of pilgrims.5 kilometers) which cost us some 20 minutes. By a track of gravel reached the highway A-6.7).500 inhabitants next to a cooperative of wine and an area of rest. it is about to Valtuille above. Then turn right on the street river Urdiales and behind her back to turn to the right at the inexhaustible avenida de las Huertas of Sacramento.3) crosses paths with care a road and progress is made by the berm of another until the solar the Regulatory Board of the Designation of Origin Bierzo (Km 14.5). The entry of New Sources (Km 8). We welcome the local Red Cross and subsequently a passage by the we arrived in the Town Hall Square (Km 3. We Spent Pieros by the berm. as it has been nailed in a plain surrounded by mountains to prevent the passage of atlantic climate. After crossing the river Cúa we find ourselves with the Sanctuary of the Fifth anguish. again. Later. La hoya del Bierzo looks its best landscape. down stairs and continue on the street Salinas and Rinconada Salinas to the streets of the Water . which displays before us the Door of forgiveness. Already in the plaza torcemos left and down the stairs of the street the Rañadero. which leads to avenida del Castillo.2 Km). and immediately the refuge Phoenix.1). leaving it to the right. where we spent some tennis courts and the football field. Abandoning definitively Compostilla by an asphalt road and saved the NO-VI by a tunnel (4.8). turn right on the avenue of the Freedom. Crops of vine mark the church of San Esteban and the first houses of Columbrianos.6).9 Km). where lies the hermitage of Divine Christ and his vera a bar frequented by pilgrims.5 Km) and usher in the core population. Later. Cross Camponaraya (near 1. The departure of Ponferrada is a long rodeo because instead of moving toward the west we do to the north. crossing of through the river Reguera of Naraya (Km 10. there is a sign that encourages us to take the variant of the right. We arrived at the avenida de la Puebla. and we continue to the vera of the road. After the church of Santa Maria -retains the Romanesque apse. a cruise with figures of Santiago Pilgrim and Christ Crucified welcomes hikers. where it is the source of the Pimenteras. after turning on the left and immediately to the right by the Third Cross.9).The itinerary Leave the hostel by the calle La Loma and guided by the signalling continue through the streets Criers and the Temple. that after a wavy tranche is abandoned by the left in response to the signs of a cairn santiago (Km 20. that the perimeter along the street Gil and Carrasco.progress to the river Cúa tributary of the Sil (Km 16. always splashed of vineyards and poplars. Already in decline turn the hostel municipal (left). . next to the neo-romanesque chapel we faced by the IV Avenue. On a path of gravel turn next to the study of sculpture A. which pulled by a step high (11.Ribadeo (Km 24. Leave New Sources and. The church of San Andres gives way to the castle of the Templars. where Compostilla. on the right hand. The red wines are elaborated with the variety Mencia.

turn left by the costs of Zamora (to reach the calle Santa Catalina).5 kilometers from the stage. from the river Cúa in Cacabelos until Villafranca del Bierzo. gives a long rodeo and seems to be an April fool but is the most historic.The difficulties The route to exit of Ponferrada. are the hardest.Ribadeo. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Comments The you want overnight in the hostel private located at the end of Villafranca del Bierzo must continue on the streets of the Water . crossing the river Burbia and continue to face down the street of the conception to the street Holy Spirit. The last 7. heading north up Compostilla.

Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. NEW SOURCES: The entry is the hermitage of Divine Christ. The population is renowned in the organization of major trade fairs and exhibitions that typically take place in the fairground. with two inns: the loneliness and San Juan de Jaberos. the place of Conimbrianos or Columbrianos already listed in documents of the century X. Hervededo and Malgoma. is located in the Archaeological Museum in Ourense. The current which preserves the original bell. The neo-romanesque church occupied since 1940. nicknamed the Vera Cruz. the place of a hermitage medieval destroyed in the War of Independence. workers of the Thermal Power of Endesa. located at the entrance and a separately from the center of the population. At the heart can find the parish church of San Ildefonso and la capilla de la Virgen de la Soledad. Magaz Below. the 12th century. COLUMBRIANOS: Dependent on Ponferrada since 1837. what to do COMPOSTILLA: Compostilla is a neighborhood of Ponferrada created to provide housing. The former size of wood polychromed of Our Lady of the Refuge. many of them singlefamily. CAMPONARAYA: The municipality includes own Camponaraya and populations of Narayola. The former hermitage. is of the decade of 2000 and usually lie in a row of backpacks.000 inhabitants and counted in the old. was in 1662 and cost 300 real. since his vera is a bar frequented by pilgrims. The church of San Esteban. is 1778. Offers all the services. . Today Camponaraya account with more than 4.

The convent of the announced in 1606 was erected on the old Hospital San Roque and tradition says that Saint Francis of Assisi was hosted in him. along the path. and the convent of San Jose. foreign traders that were established with Alfonso VI and. VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO: The origin of Villafranca del Bierzo goes back to the communities of francs. above all. located in the House of Culture. italian style. and in it are located several palaces. The stone bridge that crosses is one of the siglos XVI and XVIII. Romanesque temple lombardo of a single nave and with the magnificent home of forgiveness. PIEROS: The romanesque church of San Martin. The monument Church of San Francisco de Villafranca del Bierzo Romanesque Church of the 13th century.CACABELOS: Villa on the river Cúa of more than 5. Surrounding the perimeter interior is the hostel. The Pope Spanish Calixto III attached to the pilgrims sick or disabled passing through this door the same indulgences than if they had come to Santiago. has seven altarpieces and houses the body of the monastery of Carracedo. In the 12th century half the population was foreign. In the year 1904 completed the construction of the tower. The historic capital del Bierzo offers all the services. a design by architect Don Jose Maria Aparicio which is composed of cabins of two seats. XVI) is private and had a relationship with the history of the people. as reads the inscription. which receives the waters of Valcarce. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Museum. capital of the asturians i have just giving name to the region). the foundation of a community of cluny monks in the year 1070. It is the 18th century.500 inhabitants. the same as he built in 1082 the church and the bridge reinforced iron (Pons Ferrata) in Ponferrada. an Alameda french style and a promenade river to the river Burbia. In the portico there is a Virgin romanesque 13th century. . The river Cúa has a length of 62 kilometers. preserves the Romanesque apse and was rebuilt again in the XVI. was consecrated on 19 November 1086 by the bishop astorgano Osmundo. is born near the port of Cienfuegos and leads to the Sil. The church of Santa Maria. the choir and the atrium at the expense of Don Jose and Don Jorge Rodriguez. Villafranca also has a nice Plaza Mayor. where he collected abundant samples of the rich past roman and romano of the region (2 kilometers is the Castrum Bergidum. In Cacabelos can find all services. founded by Saint Francis of Assisi and expanded in gothic style in the XVII. including shops of bicycles where you can go to buy spare parts or repair damage.The castle of the Marquis de Villafranca (s. Nothing more than come in Villafranca is the church of Santiago. The streets of the water through the city of one to another party. At the Shrine of the Fifth Anguish there is an image of the Child Jesus playing cards with San Antonio de Padua.

O' Cebreiro The Hostels Hostel OR Cebreiro O' Cebreiro(Lugo) Tel: 660 396 809 Refuge in Herrerías The Herrerías Tel: 654 35 39 40 Hostel of Trabadelo Trabadelo (Leon) Tel: 647 635 831 / 687 827 987 Hostel of the Faba The Faba Refuge Small Potala Ruitelán (Leon) Tel: 987 56 13 22 Hostel of Pereje Pereje (Leon) Tel: 987 54 01 38 Hostel Das Animas Ambasmestas (Leon) Tel: 619 048 626 Hostel School Laguna de Castilla (Leon) Tel: 987 68 47 86 / 619 479 238 Hostel Crispeta Trabadelo (Leon) Tel: 620 329 386 / 696 978 653 .French Road Stage 24: Villafranca del Bierzo .

S Aparecida do Brasil (old hostel Sarracín) Vega of Valcarce (Leon) Tel: 987 54 30 45 Information on the stage 24: Villafranca del Bierzo . The rise is expected and is not patent until the kilometer 21 of the stage. in particular by the parish OR Cebreiro: former village of pallozas today restored for the sake of tourism. party by the N-VI and the A-6 and well populated. Today is the day of the stage queen. . It is abandoned Leon and Castilla to enter Galicia.Hostel The Pilgrim Hostel de Vega of Valcarce Vega of Valcarce (Leon) Tel: 987 54 30 06 / 657 09 79 54 The Portela of Valcarce (Leon) Tel: 987 54 31 97 Hostel N. exceeded the neighborhood of Hospital.O' Cebreiro The mountain reaches the path of Santiago. The guide to the top is the valley of encased river Valcarce. surely the most remembered for the return of the pilgrimage.

we walk near mile by a asphalt road. escorted by the poplars on the shores of Valcarce and by chestnut of great retake the rail pedestrian precinct. The broad panoramic affect the perception of the the output to left hand is the hostel . such as out of nothing. The hostel of pilgrims.5). above the national. and this time not returned immediately to our track of bobsleigh. arrived in the first location of the day: Pereje (Km 5. crossed the river Burbia and continue through the streets of the Design and Holy Spirit. take the detour to Ambasmestas and Vega of Valcarce. turn next to the monument to the pilgrim.6).5). and then to Vega of Valcarce. which becomes slightly milder until reaching the last people of Leon in the path of Santiago French: Laguna de Castilla. which will consist in download the pace. After the Faba abandon progressively the umbria to exit to a field open grassland with a view to the Atlantic forest. Before arriving in this small nucleus crossed the river Valcarce by a stone bridge. rather. population of services (bars. In these circumstances is where the weight of the backpack plays a decisive role. with shelter and several bars. Going through the location .7). The stage queen is nearing completion (Km 27). we take the diversion that low until the Herrerías. This scenario brings us closer to the Faba -the entry there is a diversion to the hostel.7). In full rise. At this stage of stage only we have won 171 meters. where we can also take something (Km 13. Crossed with caution the national and by the access road. endowed with bar and hostel deputy (25. hikers must take the path that was born on the left of the asphalt road (Km 22).9 Km) and a kilometer above crossed again N-VI to take the detour to this population. cashiers.8 Km). shops and bakeries) with its Magdalena church (Km 16. Is the 152. with superb chestnuts. turn 90 degrees to the left by the costs of Zamora (to come to the street Santa Catalina). First came to Ambasmestas (14.4). only a small foretaste of what will come later.8 km). a continuation of the kernel above that takes its name of the old hospital for pilgrims british. on the left. until the neighborhood of Hospital (20. the province with more kilometers of French Road: nothing less than 214. Something above. The departure of Ruitelán this slope is escalates a little.(Km 23. which has the necessary infrastructure to make a high on the Road (Km 9. on the edge of the N-VI. The basis of the port is near. By order tread Galicia and.4.9).5 and bears the inscription Os Santos (of Teso dos Santos). moving encased between the highway A6 and the N-VI. Fatigued. barely traffic 300 meters in the company of N-VI. . which gives the welcome OR Cebreiro. In this way we came to a pedestrian lane. By the old road which we bring. A hard repecho by asphalt.k 410 of the N-VI. We Crossed The Herrerías (20.2).Ribadeo Villafranca del Bierzo. the slope gives us a brief respite until you cross the arroyo of Refoxo and we fuels again by a causeway grim amounting hard under the canopy of leaves outdated chestnut and oak trees. we go from now until Ruitelán (Km 18. shorten steps and be breathing. Flanked by the forest of ribera del Valcarce. in particular. at the height of the p.The itinerary After crossing the street of the Water . is on the other end of this parish lucense (Km 28.1) before taking the diversion to Pereje. By this last abandon Villafranca and we during a kilometer by the lay of the road.1 Km). Leave the population. almost a kilometer invites us to raise the strategy. A kilometer and 600 meters further is the break of Trabadelo (6.5) back to the reunion of lane pedestrian. something like a track of bobsleigh and protected by a wall which does not go to the meter high (1. move up Trabadelo. 400 Meters after the Way farewell of Leon. To leave this set of houses starts the real ascension to OR Cebreiro. parallel to the N-VI. About 700 meters above Laguna de Castilla appears the first mojón santiago with signs of distances. For this to fold of pilgrims spent under several viaducts of the A-6 (Km 4. deal last kilometer until the church pre of Santa Maria la Real. After the Portela. leaving the right the diversion to Pradela and Sotelo. cyclists must continue in the face by asphalt. confluence of rivers Balboa and Valcarce. A kilometer and 700 meters more than tedious lane places us in the Portela of Valcarce.9 Km). Already on the path. which accompanies the course of the river Valcarce (to our left). Exceeded a stream that feeds into the river Valcarce (Km 10. Lugo. the first of the Xunta.

although the slope continues to be very respectable to Laguna de Castilla. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . In just 7.The difficulties In the first 21 kilometers only $190 meters. It is from the neighborhood of Hospital. when it begins of truth the rise. They are All with bar and the population with more services is Vega of Valcarce. past The Smithies. Comments The 100 per cent of the localities of the stage offer at least a hostel for pilgrims.5 kilometers up O' Cebreiroexceeded 610 meters. so it can be divided the day to our craving. The stretch hard is among the Hospital and the Faba.

In the building was dan cites constructions and reforms of the centuries. Smithies. The church of San Juan Bautista belongs to the baroque style popular and data from the XVII and XVIII. several houses and bars. It is now pattern of Lugo. Alfonso VI attempted deleted but not departed until years later. Ambasmestas. in two heights and covered by slabs. The pallozas . During the fall. so present in the way. Vega of Valcarce offers full service to the pilgrim: bakery. where it says that he lived withdrawn this eremita lucense (833-905). to the river Valcarce.What to see. On a hill rises the castle of Sarracín that is in ruins and dating back to the centuries XV and XVI. and the monks of Aurillac that running the Cebreiro. belonging to the municipality of Trabadelo. The Faba and Laguna de Castilla. attests to the feature pilgrim of villa. which domesticated a wolf when he attacked and subsequently became bishop of Leon. PEREJE: Small village in the region of Os Ancares. Parada de Soto. AMBASMESTAS: The Church of Our Lady of Carmen is rectangular plant and a single nave and hosts a baroque altarpiece. among which are also jacobean Portela of Valcarce.traditional dwellings of plant elliptic roofed with high . THE PORTELA OF VALCARCE: The name alludes to the portazgo that had to pay to the feudal lords travellers passing through the valley. RUITELÁN: The parish church is devoted to San Juan Bautista (centuries XIII to XVII). Have hostels. It is of a single nave. what to do DISTRICT OF OS ANCARES The district of Os Ancares is nestled between Leon and Galicia and is obligatory step of the twentieth fourth stage of the path of Santiago French. In the slopes of Mount. cashiers and bars where they serve meals. It is a rectangular has a single nave and espadaña. 19th and 20. a rectangular and bell tower. Sotelo. It maintains a haystack of the nineteenth century. is the chapel of San Froilán. The cause was that the abbot of O' Cebreirolifted a church and a hospital in pilgrims in Pereje. grocery stores. Moral of Valcarce. The municipality what form the own Trabadelo. Sotoparada and Villar of pens. Pradela. In the population. It is a natural reserve with its mountainous landscape. In the year 1702. San Fiz oj Seo. Attributed to the knights templar is possible that would be preceded by another defensive construction of the century X. Ruitelán. VEGA OF VALCARCE: Vega of Valcarce is the largest village of the valley. TRABADELO: The entry of Trabadelo already can be seen the dense sotos of chestnuts. Cruñego Villafranca. on the outskirts of Ruitelán. It became involved Alfonso IX of Leon. steep slopes. Was the subject of a resounding dispute that pitted the cluny of Santa Maria. Pereje. still retains a blacksmith of the XIX. as patron of sinners and penitents. which is surrounded by old chestnut trees. a town that was within the administration siesta Villafranca del Bierzo. The municipality comprises 23 locations. the queen dona Urraca and Pope Urban II. The church of the Magdalena. . in which inhabits a population of more customs galician that castellanas. the collection of chestnuts is one of the largest and most successful of the neighbors.have been heirs to the tribes prerromanas that inhabited the land and that led to substantial vestiges.

to the right of the high altar is the chapel of the Holy Miracle. It is another of the mythical places of the Road and crown. The people began to be restored to mid1960s and also the pallozas: old housing prerromanas circular or oval formed by stone walls and ceiling of stems of rye. O' CEBREIRO: O' Cebreirois a parish of Concello of Pedrafita do Cebreiro. Country Houses. wind. One of the pallozas houses a museum. in turn renaissance and baroque. restaurants and souvenir shops have become a O' Cebreiroin a theme park of the peoples of height. Stresses the simple and primitive temple preromanesque of Santa Maria la Real. founded by Benedictine monks. Its plant is square. . The monument Church of Santa Maria the Actual OR Cebreiro Church pre IX century. Does anyone remember the name of the port lucense of Pedrafita. O' Cebreirois a village of stone.THE HERRERÍAS: This small nucleus owes its name to the four herrerías where they worked the iron and other metals. bars. fog…is one of the first enclaves which hosted the pilgrims en route to Santiago.300 meters in height the massif galician-leonés. Also in A House oj Ferreiro may be a former fragua restored. THE FABA: The church of San Andres.5). who is covered with snow all winter and that makes it necessary chains? It is the same port amounting pilgrims on roads. Everything in this place is magic and mystery: the pallozas. The church of San Julian is baroque XVIII. In the Teso de los Santos (mojón 152. tireless promoter of the Road and creator of the yellow arrow. there was a hermitage that marked the boundary between Leon and Lugo. On the altar lies the tomb of don Elijah Valiña. where is the image of the Virgen de los Remedios (Santa Maria the Real). pastor of O' Cebreirofrom 1959 until his death in 1989. to 1. and portal of Galicia by the province of Lugo. probably of origin prerrromano. the centuries IX and X. As a continuation of Smithies. Basilica Plan with three ships and tower. inns. the neighborhood of Hospital takes its name from a former hospital created in 1178 for the pilgrims british. type asturiano. actualization La Laguna. LAGUNA DE CASTILLA: In the last town of Castile and Leon we can see three granaries of XIX though not very well preserved. is of a single nave in two tranches and has a baroque altarpiece.

French Road Stage 25: O' Cebreiro.Triacastela The Hostels Hostel Complex Xacobeo Triacastela Tel: 982 548 037 / 690 613 388 Hostel of Hospital da Countess Hospital da Countess (Lugo) Tel: 660 396 810 / 982 16 13 36 Hostel Refuge of Oribio Triacastela (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 80 85 Hostel in Reboleira Coal from the Path (Lugo) Tel: 982 16 13 35 Hostel Aitzenea Triacastela (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 80 76 / 944 60 22 36 / 982 54 81 29 Hostel of Triacastela Triacastela (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 80 87 / 660 396 811 .

In OR Biduedo. whose core rests in the bottom of the valley under the shadow of mount Oribio. .Hostel Berce oj Caminho Triacastela (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 81 27 Private Hostel High oj Poio High oj Poio (Lugo) Tel: 982 367172 Information on the stage 25: O' Cebreiro. the Concello of Pedrafita do Cebreiro pass witness to that of Triacastela.Triacastela The hard day lived yesterday it needs a short route but active to renew forces before the sinuous plotted future. The Road reaches its maximum cota galician slopes of Mount Area and even deploys lashes in the repecho of the high oj Poio.

Began the twenty-fifth stage above the hostel of pilgrims. After she crossed the road and we fall between trees to make to cross a kilometer later. The official signalling brand 151 kilometers to Santiago. Later we take the detour Sabugos and Temple but bid farewell to immediately the tranche asphalting along a road which brings us to Padornelo (8. Is the kingdom of stone and the slabs of slate. in the bottom of the valley. returned to the path that leads us by identical landscape up OR Biduedo. chestnuts and grassland that form. Mary the Real. After the temple crossed the LU-633. the fog and the orbillo.5). The other side of the LU-633. If we turn relatively early and have not yet opened the bars. stretched village with a chapel that passing under the claim of the sale of raspberries. The forest trail leads to the foot of the LU-633. The cairn santiago mark the 145. the sierra of OR Courel.hostel and a mesón receive strategically walkers. We Leave this town of cowboys and continue through a groove put to the guardarrail LU-633. of infinity of lomas. The departure of this small parish face a tough though brief costs by the we reached the high oj Poio (8. a false llano us closer to Hospital.1 Km).5 Km). fragas oaks and soutos of chestnuts. Separate us just 6. . in a wasteland on the left and the rest. that of the castros celts and the mines desired by the romans. In Galicia municipalities are called Concellos. the view is recreated in a multitude of lomas marbled of ferns. faithful companion during the stage of today. The first high. we immersed in the land of Santiago. Sheltered by the vegetation of the mountain. Throughout this tranche descend exactly one hundred meters (14.8 kilometers of the end of stage and we have yet to download some 530 meters. the San Roque. Throughout this tranche virtually llaneamos because only descend 45 meters. He was immortalized in bronze by the artist Jose Maria Acuña (4. finally. A sharp curve allows us to front view of the monte Oribio.3). on the left of the forest trail. next to the church of St.205 meters. In this village will probably one of the first contacts with the "blonds galician".1 Km). holly and other catalog of atlantic species. already the Concello of Triacastela. So we got into Interns (Km 18.3 Km).The itinerary If the fog does not prevent hiding the valley. Toward the south. After OR Biduedo. it is likely that some local we receive with a succulent tower of cakes of milk fried (Km 11. Thus arrived to Coal. the decline begins to be patent. of 1443 meters altitude. it is a privilege that gives us the way and that we cannot refuse. The hostel public is found in the same entry.7 Km). the way to dispose of the LU-633 and tackle the twists and turns of the road. our 154. On the right. The day continues until the village of Ramil (20. next to the inseparable LU-633.1 Km). rises the plastic sculpture of a pilgrim medieval that moves against the wind. In the fall. and almost bonded to Triacastela. ascend from the 1296 meters until 1370 (the highest point of French Road in Galicia) in the vicinity of Teso da Cruz and mount Area. an assortment of hostels private. in the center of the population (21. is Triacastela. to 2. More than three kilometers of path bonded to the LU633 separate us from the next population. the cows cinnamon appreciated by their meat (5.9). The village post OR Biduedo is Filloval (Km 17. a 1270 meters and before a broad overview.8). A bar . Today. and we take a path very close to the road which we clothes with their beeches.5 Km) that leads to the first parish of the day. eager to stabilize your heart rate after similar boost. with bars and hostel.1 Km). with a church pre of a single nave (Km 3. robles. with brown centenary at the edge of the road.4 kilometers away. see dawn from OR Cebreiro. it takes to reach. the second biggest inhabited the day that leads by nickname "the Countess".2). Facing Coal and again.7. among others. where the parish of Santo Estevo of Liñares. the core also Pedrafita do Cebreiro. From that point down to a meeting of a wide forest trail (1. Subsequently. The path follows the route of the LU-633 and decreasing slightly to the 1. next to a small merendero. to which they belong different parishes that encompass turn to different villages.

1 km. Comments The more adventurous can continue until the Benedictine monastery of Samos. The strong repecho to reach the high oj Poio is the only noteworthy point of the day.The difficulties Short stage but needed to renew forces after the last day of OR Cebreiro. about 10 kilometers of Triacastela. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . The monastery is located in the variant longer than that leads to Sarria. which crosses on several occasions. In this case the stage would become 31. We have to pay attention to the traffic in the LU-633.

French Road Stage 26: Triacastela .Sarria The Hostels Hostel in Pedra Sarria Tel: 982530130 / 652517199 International Hostel Sarria Sarria Tel: 982 53 51 09 . is accessed a natural viewpoint on the valley of Veigas da Forcas. OR BIDUEDO: OR Biduedo is a village in the parish of Lamas oj Biduedo and already belongs to the Concello of Triacastela. which is divided the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. The parish church. the 16th century and was widely reformed in the year 64. the road passes next to a chestnut centenary. COAL: Parish of Concello of Pedrafita do Cebreiro. in the high in San Roque and in a diversion of 300 meters left hand. what to do SANTO ESTEVO OF LIÑARES: The Codex Calixtinus refers to this population as Linar of Rege. devoted to San Xoán. INTERNS AND RAMIL: Small villages without services of Concello of Triacastela. in the parish of Padornelo. There is a mesón that offers snacks. HOSPITAL DA COUNTESS: The origin of the town goes back to that of a former hospital there founded in the 9th century by the countess doña Egilo. built of masonry and roofing by slabs.What to see. FILLOVAL. The Church of San Esteban de Liñares is medieval style preromanesque and was restored in 1963. The temple is the 15th century. Account with several bars and hostel. In Ramil. light dishes and menu. As the rest of this mountain area was built in stone and covered by slabs of slate. If it is open cannot seal the credential. A bar endures the type to 1225 meters. It is of a single nave and custody a baroque altarpiece. The church of San Xoán is similar to that of O' Cebreiro(tower of three floors and portico of three entries) before reaching Hospital da Countess. The road passes next to the chapel of San Pedro. of the Xunta and rehabilitated for the Holy Year of 2010. It is a parish belonging to the Concello of Pedrafita do Cebreiro. PADORNELO: The road passes put to the church of San Xoán. Account with bar and hostel of pilgrims.

Concello Sarria (Lugo) Tel: 660 396 812 Hostel Don Alvaro Sarria (Lugo) Tel: 982 531 592 / 686 468 803 Hostel of pilgrims from Sarria Sarria (Lugo) Tel: 660 396 813 .The Blazons Sarria (Lugo) Tel: 600 512 565 Hostel of the Monastery of Samos Samos (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 60 46 Hostel Two Eight Marabedís Sarria Tel: 629 46 17 70 Hostel OR Durmiñento Sarria Tel: 600 862 508 / 982 53 10 99 Hostel Private Dove and Firewood San Aves do Camiño Tel: 658 90 68 16 Hostel TO Cova oj Frade Samos Tel: 982 54 60 87 / 616 664 968 Refuge of the pilgrims from Calvor Calvor.

Hostel Val Samos Samos (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 61 63 / 609 63 88 01 Information on the stage 26: Triacastela . longest. the other goes further to the north of San Top and internal also by beautiful places villages of oak and chestnut. visit the famous Benedictine monastery of Samos and progresses through the leafy trees of the river Oribio. .Sarria Since Triacastela there are two routes to reach out to Sarria: the south.

9 km). Aves do Camiño. Then take a path that leads to A Raft (Km 2.5).5 kilometers. The Way left to right-hand a hostel private surrounded by a garden (14. progresa the route until Samos and its Benedictine monastery and from there continues until Sarria. including the public (Km 18. since they are recorded more than 5. Saved by a bridge the river Sarria and crossed in Benign Quiroga to turn next to the Peregrinoteca. also known by the .2). Five hundred meters after we desligamos briefly of the LU-5602 to enter Aguiada (Km 13. A staircase rises to the entry of the rúa Greater. In the high left the road to enjoy the stretch nicely on the stage. which also offers bar and restaurant. the andadero of land continues to progress at the foot of the LU-5602 by small slides. Save a arroyo and move on the road that goes back to the road.The itinerary Those who have accommodation in the hostel public must cross Triacastela by the central street until the departure of the population. On the left of the road is the parish of St. at the beginning in false llano to harden after. On the left. The parish of the same name is behind the hostel. Immediately come together to the camping Vila de Sarria and leave Mendros right. we crossed to continue in the face by the rúa oj Pilgrim. The Road splits from here to Sarria and have to choose one of the itineraries. by the LU-633. Not in vain this capital of Concello boasts the largest number of hostels of French Road and is the place chosen by many hikers to start the pilgrimage. slightly above. after a short tranche. We got together in Sarria up with the first shelter. Corridors closed chestnuts. robles. Turn the cairn 114 km of Carballal and crossroads to Ferreiros. The Road put on the road LU-5602 and a kilometer later the crosses for involved fleetingly by a wooded stretch to tackle a curve prolonged.6). is born diversion to San Top.5 Km). The marbled spots of oak and chestnut give way to the meadows (Km 10. Passing through the population and cross the road along the poster announcing the entry to the Concello Sarria (Km 10. The fall to Montán .3 Km) and continues for the andadero leaving aside the crossing Airexe. The population is on the left and a machine of soft drinks at the foot of the road is all that is offer by these places (3. Down again to the road and turn in brief together at the hostel public of Calvor (Km 13.7). until the vicinity of the high of Riocabo (Km dangerous because the floor is composed of lajas stone (7. just to the height of the Fonte two Lameiros (3. On the right. On the right hand part the itinerary on San Top. (14. A kilometer rest for reaching Pintín (11. We take and. We continue the decline until the village of Fontearcuda. a village however by the characteristics yellow arrows.7 kilometers. that is left to right hand. After the population returned to the arms of the road for a parallel path. abandoning the road to the right to remain for a asphalt road.7 Km). The route accompanies the run of the river Sarria. on the left. where the cairn santiago announces us the 121. A good repecho by asphalt leaves us to the height of San Top. and birch we escort.a village that is barely roza . that should change its name to the "rúa of Hostels". 6.3). In Furela cannot recover strength in the bar located at the foot of the road. By San Top: The departure of Triacastela turn to right and crossed the LU-633.1). The rua Jose Sanchez leaves us at the foot de la rua Calvo Sotelo.5 km shorter although exceeds a drop of 238 meters the first 5. By costs more pronounced continue surrounded by lush robles until lead again in the road. The Way low Fontearcuda until the road and it crosses (attentive to the signalling because you have to search the cairn) to take a path that avoids the long rodeo of the road from Zoo. The itinerary continues its rise on the road.9). By asphalt came finally to Furela. With a view of Sarria. as it is located in the distance ideal to get the Compostela. By Samos: By this route the distance travelled is 24. Border pillars jacobean that mark the distance of medium in half a kilometer not seen in this route.5 kilometers (8.4).3 Km).8 Km).

first by roads and later by tracks and tranches paved. Reiriz and Sivil. population where link with the route from San Top (Km 20). achieve the tiny villages of Gorolfe. In Teiguín we have already said goodbye to the company of the road and from the parish of Pascais back to the nearby rumor of the river.5 kilometers to the high of Riocabo from that point the stage poses no problems. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . There are to take the bifurcation of the left. The road is also a disadvantage by Samos but the supply the breathtaking landscapes to vera of the river Sarria or Oribio.3 Km).5 kilometers longer than the option of San of rio Oribio. In this parish is the pazo de Lusío of the year 1551. since it was form on the slopes of Mount in the Concello of Triacastela. The other side of the LU-633 is Vigo. 6. In the option of Samos makes only a difficulty its length. and reaches Freituxe (7.4). It gets out of Triacastela to eventually on the road LU-633. From here saved the LU-5602 to arrive to Aguiada.7 Km). a path that accompanies the river by the right progresses to Renche. parish of Concello Samos already documented in the year 1175. belonging to the parish of Calvor and displays a pazo with tower linked to the families Monseiro. by favorable terrain reaches San Cristovo oj Real (3.8 Km). After Samos returns to the company of the road to Teiguín (11. After went up and down hata the parish of Saint Martin oj Realcon church of Romanesque style rural (Km 8. progress until the immediate Ballast. Baia of Pascais. to which we climb subsequently (12.7 kilometers. again by beautiful landscapes next to the vega of Sarria or Oribio. Gonzalez. This. From here to the rúa Greater of Sarria subtracted 4. Agree to the Concello Sarria by the village of Dogs.5). Since Renche. The difficulties In the itinerary on San Top are hard the first 5. village of the parish of St. (Km5. The departure of this population returned to the LU-633 and the crossed to address until Samos. capital of Concello where the famous Benedictine monastery and that account with all services except shop and workshop for bicycles (Km 9. Losada and Sarmiento. From San Cristovo. another parish of Samos also documented in 1175.8). place belonging to the parish of Santiago de Extrasiz and last entity of Concello Samos.8 Km). a village of Martin.

several bars and cafes. restored. The church is a noble neoclassical building. It is also known as chapel of the Savior and goes back to the centuries IX or X. The parish church of Santo Estevo or San Esteban preceded it a monastery founded by the priest Adrian in the eighth century and a visigoth church. CALVOR: The road passes put their hostel but will not be in the population. what to do SAMOS: Capital of Concello of the same name and location of the famous Benedictine monastery of Samos. between the church and convent is the Cloister of Feijoo. a couple of hostels for pilgrims. in an allusion to the impressive and alia conifer located at his side.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. pharmacy. one of the oldest in Spain and cultural symbol of Galicia. The imposing and rich architectural current comes almost all of the siglos XVI to XVIII. was declared a national monument in 1944. A tombstone visigothic confirms the antiquity. although there are few medieval remains. Keeps a size romanesque of the Virgin and Child. Calvor is located on an old castro of that can still be contemplate their defenses. at least. . chaired by the illustrious polygraph benedictine. health center and. The current church. Aside from the monastery is the chapel mozarab of Cypress. Its origins to the sixth century in full suevo kingdom and its foundation was in charge of San Martin Dumiense that was devoted to the martyrs of Antioch San Julian and Santa Basilisa. still retains some elements of that era as a capital. XVI). Terraced House to this is the refining Cloister of the Nereidas (s. Samos has guesthouses.

baroque. at least. According to our distances away from here to Santiago 115. the last 100 kilometers on foot. whose origins date back to the 13th century with the foundation of a hospital. renaissance.3 kilometers. The Parents Mercedarians run this convent. . in the departure of the stage toward Portomarín. since the year 1896. neoclassical and modernist.202 hikers. mainly from the factory Gothic and Renaissance. Those who come pilgrim from other points over those who joined in the own Sarria. Collects samples from the preromanesque passing through the styles gothic. Both in the church of Santa Mariña as in the convent of the Magdalena issued credentials. since it has been looted and burned several times in the course of history. since they earn the Compostela who roam. The data collected in the Pilgrim's Office of the rúa oj Vilar reflect that in 2009 began their pilgrimage in Sarria 26. 23 percent of those who toured this year.SARRIA: Sarria is a hotbed of pilgrims. romanesque transition with several covers the 13th century. In the rúa Greater are the parish church of Santa Mariña. inaugurated in 1885 and the church of Salvador. Past el mirador. The monument Monastery of Samos Monumental founded in the sixth century that shows all styles possible due to continuous restorations. the French Road. you can see the convent of the Magdalena.

Portomarín The Hostels Hostel House Morgade Morgade (Parish TO Clamp) Tel: 982 53 12 50 Hostel PortoSantiago Portomarín (Lugo) Tel: 618 82 65 15 Hostel Ferramenteiro Portomarín (Lugo) Tel: 982 545 362 Hostel Manuel Portomarín Tel: 679 754 718 Hostel of Ferreiros Ferreiros (Lugo) Hostel OR Mirador Portomarín (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 53 23 / 667 54 45 45 Hostel Mercadoiro Mercadoiro Tel: 982 545 359 / 676 476 260 Tel: 982 15 74 96 / 660 396 815 Hostel of Portomarín Portomarín (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 51 43 / 660 396 816 Hostel The Wayfarer Portomarín (Lugo) Tel: 982 54 51 76 Hostel of Barbadelo Barbadelo (Lugo) Tel: 660 396 814 .French Road Stage 27: Sarria .

and rural corridors.Portomarín The twentieth seventh day is for a good part of the wayfarers the first. Paradela and Portomarín. . neighborhood tracks paved paths.Hostel OR Pombal Barbadelo Tel: 686 718 732 Information on the stage 27: Sarria . good examples of romanesque. the minimum distance that there are to walk to win the Compostela. since that Sarria is very close to the mythical and last 100 kilometers. bridges and medieval catwalks rustic and until a modern resting area full of vending machines. The stage does not disappoint in absolute nor the firstborn nor the tanning pilgrim. It offers countless villages of the Concellos Sarria.

of the year 1920. several meters from the Road.. In the first crossing that occurs we left. clothing and equipment of the travelers. and after a slope and tracks paved . Surrounded by the churchyard. next to small meadow and orchards individuals turn under a viaduct to cross the tracks. with bar and hostel and the itinerary visit Moutrás (17.3 Km).surrounded by superb castaños . passing along to the building of the Preventive Detention. The village appears after and.9 kilometers between Sarria and As Walls offers an excellent start of stage. crowned with stones and bathed in graffiti. with bar and hostel at the foot of the asphalt road. In the early hours of the day and. batteries. After them saved a arroyo thanks to a gateway of wood (2. a poster gives us the welcome the Concello of Paradela.and a stamp for garnish further the credential (Km 3. nationalities. first parish of Paradela.5). mainly from the factory Gothic and Renaissance and run by the Parents Mercedarians. adorned with a cruise. a panel informative holds our attention on the romanesque church of Santiago. soft drinks.6). first to the false cairn of the 100 and a few meters below the true. It would be sufficient begin to walk on this point to obtain the Compostela but the pilgrimage is much more than a certificate signed.5) to reach. Near the exit.2 Km). at least during a stretch. (13. the rúa Maior Sarria is the kilometer 0 of his pilgrimage to Compostela. deserve your attention the covers and the capitals. village to which we arrived. goodbye to the asphalt to move by road under chestnuts and carballos toward Cortiñas (Km 10 and Cairn 102) and Lavandeira (Mojón 101.5.5) and down by asphalted road until the immediate Mirallos (13. Immediately. The five minutes turn next to a source decorated with Pelegrín. The Road is directed by asphalt from Mirallos to A Penalty and then to Couto (14. the street would to make a statistic that reliable on ages. In a few minutes turn Mercadoiro (16. 700 Meters later come next to the doors of the Mill of Cisterns (7.6 Km and border pillar 98). the asphalt road to take a path in slight costs the sheltered from the oak and pine trees. Between low stone walls and chestnut reached Pitch (11. It also means stop. snacks.that rises to the place of As Walls (Mojón 109). after leaving prior to the left a wooden cross coiled with barbed wire and cross the road LU-4203 (Km 16. cuesta.2). Some three hundred meters after the mirador. The medieval Ponte Rough allows cross (1.1 Km). mascot Xacobeo 93 Km (6.The itinerary For a good percentage of hikers.2 Km). which takes over from Sarria.3 Km) and Market da Serra (Km 6). The cairn 95. above all.9).4). come to the mirador on Sarria. by track neighborhood. It will not be strange encounter with some family guiding the cattle from one place to another.8 Km). We Ferreiros..1 Km and Cairn 98. The initial tranche of 2. The stage descends along the wall of the cemetery to the river Small tributary of Sarria.5 Km) and continue again by track neighborhood asphalted up the villages of Rent (5. presumably. we move to Italy where we receive a sculpture in memory to Don Germán Arias. at the moment. for twisting ninety degrees at the right and thank a step built by stone slabs that prevents get the foot on the raft of water. with mesón along the path.7 Km) and Rozas (Km 15 and Cairn 97). Say. replete with all kinds of vending machines: coffee. where it stands a castro pre-roman of the same name. After the Rúa Maior. in the summer months. with tavern and located at the intersection of the LU-5709.7). and after Peruscallo. Leave the hostel of pilgrims from Barbadelo to right-hand (4. Leaving behind the place of Rozas occurs the cairn 96. on the left. The course of water gives way to a hard repecho by road . we see the resting area Km 108 of Italy. are some houses to the roadside (Km 2.5 Km and Cairn 100. From here. Some meters further is Morgade (Km 12).2 Km and Cairn 103). Soon we crossed the LU-633 to spend Leiman (8. the Road board with the Convent of the Magdalena. By hand left is the romanesque church of Santa Maria which was lowered stone by stone from Ferreiros in 1790. When crossing not continues along the road but takes a corridor trees that arises from the front (Km 6). with the presence of some granaries and where to buy raspberries or bordones (9. races.5 announces the closeness of Moimentos. New asphalt road progress until the parish of Barbadelo.

some first 13 kilometers until Ferreiros where abound over the false plains and the increases that the slopes. Melide . The entrance to the village is done by one of the arches of the old Roman bridge . Since Sarria to Santiago de Compostela we have divided the journey in 5 stages while it is possible to shorten 4. We Climb by it and passing the Virtual Center of Information to the Pilgrim we go to the center of the people. parish or concello advertising. rebuilt to settle a staircase and placing a small chapel. The large number of sites that there are at the stage.Melide (31. more than 350 meters in length. in the last 100 kilometers. They are not easy stages and the first three is better taking calmly.descend until Parrocha (18. about us until the Portomarín facades of white and gray roofs. Comments The pillars of distance always precede the place. taking at least 20 kilometers in the morning. at least twice a day. the 22. although the distance travelled today may seem infinitely greater deal. However.4 kilometers of the stage. last village in the Way belonging to Paradela (Km 20).8 Km).Santiago de Compostela (20 Km). damming by Belesar (Mojón 90). At the end of 2009 already encouraged and requested in the Pilgrim's Office to seal.4 Km). In Market da Serra there to pay attention to the signalling. lead to lose the exact location in more than a moment. In the hostel public. some inhabited by a single person. Mileage affordable and landscapes comforting. all with hostel at the end of the day: Sarria . village.Pedrouzo (33. the inability to maintain a steady pace due to the terrain wavy and frequent change of floor converted this day in more than a mere walking rural. The Road not continues along the road where the tavern but continues by a corridor trees that arises from the front in the crossing. does not entail any difficulty. The difficulties The stage.Gonzar (30. apparently. A sharp decline brings us closer to the river Miño. The bridge. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .1 Km) and Pedrouzo .medieval.7 Km) and Vilachá. Gonzar .

The deputy hamlet receives the name of Monastery -contraction of monastery. animals and men of the capitals of the double pair of columns. It has a tower of plant square and a home full of symbols and medieval iconography. what to do BARBADELO Santiago de Barbadelo is a parish of Concello Sarria situated between lush forests. Of this delicate portico stresses the human figure with the arms in cruz of the eardrum and the game of birds. The church of Santiago de Barbadelo is a beautiful example of Romanesque style gallego.allusion to a former institution annexd by Samos.Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. .

By its monumentality. It also offers a espadaña baroque at the top of its facade. Consists of a ship with five sections covered with vault crucería and canyon pointed out. The facade of romanesque church of San Pedro. John of Jerusalem and was rebuilt stone by stone in the present place due to the construction of the reservoir of Belesar. is a humble locality where the blacksmiths claveteaban footwear of the pilgrims and herraban its horrors. which was lowered toward 1790 stone by stone until the immediate Mirallos. Portomarín was an important place to step in the Middle Ages with a large bridge and with hospital. San Nicolas and San Pedro. who also moved to an end of the people (next to the Pazo de Berbetoros of XVII) is beautiful invoice. French Road Stage 28: Portomarín . The great church-fortress of San Nicolas.Palas de Rei The Hostels Hostel Track Palas de Rei Tel: 639 88 22 29 Hostel of Gonzar Gonzar (Lugo) Tel: 982 15 78 40 . The monument San Nicolas de Portomarín Temple fortress built in the 13th century that belonged to the Order of St. It can be reached the population by the stairway settled on the arches of the old medieval bridge. The pazo del Conde da Maza. is a temple modest but with an interesting home romanesque. is submerged in the reservoir of Belesar. The people had been rebuilt again in 1960 on a hillside safely.FERREIROS The parish of Ferreiros. formed by two neighborhoods. The old city. We must not let the people without proving the cake of almonds similar to that of Santiago. The church of Santa Maria de Ferreiros. Portomarín. where it was also placed the chapel of the Virgen de las Nieves. that rests on two mochetes with head of a lion. is on the right margin of the river Miño. everything was under the waters of Miño. constitutes one of the most interesting examples from the romanesque lucense. The towers presented remate fortification. erected by the monks-Knights of the order of St. PORTOMARÍN Portomarín. the 16th and the pazo two Pepper Shakers also went up to the current location. capital of Concello of the same name. wealth of elements and pomp sculptural. was dismantled stone by stone to be rebuilt in the plaza of the new settlement. already the Concello of Paradela. in addition to several hostels. offers all the services. John of Jerusalem in the 12th century.

Ligonde . Concello of Portomarin Tel: 982 54 52 32 / 660 396 818 Hostel Os Chacotes Palas de Rei Tel: 607 481 536 Hostel OR Cruceiro Sales of Naron Tel: 658 06 49 17 Hostel of Airexe Airexe .Concello of Monterroso (Lugo) Tel: 982 15 34 83 / 660 396 819 .Hostel in Calzada Parish of Lestedo Tel: 982 18 37 44 Hostel private House Garcia Gonzar Hostel House Molar Sales of Naron Tel: 696 79 45 07 Hostel of Palas de Rei Palas de Rei (Lugo) Tel: 660 396 820 Tel: 982 157 842 / 670 862 386 Hostel of Hospital da Cruz Hospital de la Cruz (Lugo).

which in turn divides the river Miño and Ulloa and Concellos of Portomarín and Monterroso. Although the beginning is promising. However make the trip good examples of Romanesque churches.Palas de Rei The stage is divided by the sierra of Ligonde. the rest is drunk next to roads modest.Hostel of pilgrims School of Ligonde Ligonde Tel: 679 816 061 Hostel Source of Pilgrim Ligonde Tel: 982 18 37 52 Information on the stage 28: Portomarín . former pilgrim hospitals and the valuable cruise Lameiros . and offer with a gentle promotion by the mount San Antonio. provincial and even national. including the possibility of diverted until Vilar of Donuts to visit the San Salvador.

Half A kilometer.3) and half a kilometer below. referring to the ordeal of Jesus (Km 16). A house and. is the whole visit (Km 4.road to transit in parallel to the N-547. crossed the road and continue through a similar andadero advances by the right. also of Portomarín. On one side is represented the image of Christ and the other of the Lady of sorrows. in march 1520 when traveling to be crowned emperor. Even crossed another couple of times the road until you reach Hospital da Cruz. Aves of OR River. Immediately come to Ligonde (16. Subsequently come to Pitch (Km 22). Ascend approximately one kilometer and began to llanear among pine trees and meadows. Since Castromaior face a demanding rise of 700 meters to another andadero parallel to the LU-633 (10 Km).9). several spots of pines isolate us from her during a small tranche.9) to go to Mamurria (Km 21. going next to the cross marks the place of an ancient cemetery of pilgrims. Kilometer and a half later we leave it to one side the village of Previsa. At the height of some ships of fertilizers and crossed again the LU-633 and progress on the left. where pilgrims prayed a rosary at the sight of Mount Sacrum.5). On the left.4 Km) and then OR Rosario.4). Few meters and come to Palas de Rei. in may 1554 on the way to La Coruna to marry Mary Tudor ON the departure of Ligonde. the board here with the Miño. Although still walked very close to the road. where we leave the asphalt road .8). since the Concello of Palas de Rei (shortly the diversion to Vilar of Donuts) and the parish of Santiago de Lestedo (Mojón 70. It is a modest road fitted with a berm compact on the road in the next 10 kilometers to the link of the N-547 in TO Pitch. a village of the parish of St. 200 Meters. Back the toboggan until Airexe (Km 17. The following people we visited Sales of Narón (Km 13. rises the famous cruise Lameiros. The output there is a small chapel rehabilitated in 2004. we come to the cairn 76.5 Km). Half a kilometer later arrived to the recreational area Os Chacotes. Also next to the House of Carneiro. to the vera the hostel municipal. where the disciples of the Apostle Santiago domaron bulls braves moved the body of the holy (Km 23. The sierra of Ligonde divides the river Miño and Ulla. who had as guests illustrious to Carlos V. the first in the Concello of Monterroso (Km 15.3 Km). visited the church of San Tirso and down the stairway to the same center of Concello.5). with the pazo and the chapel of San Marcos. It is double-sided and was placed in 1670. At the base cannot distinguish tongs.5).5 and 11.3). along the path. a right hand. Again next to the asphalt turn a picnic (Km 7. Turn next to the bar and the hostel public and in brief turn left to take a track that rises to Castromaior. The crossed and turn to right next to some houses.4). in gentle climb by the berm. next to it are first Avenostre (22. is the church of Santiago. is Os Lameiros. of invoice neoclassical and with the home romanesque of its predecessor. take a path that low bonded to a wall to the bridge over the river of Airexe (Km 17). Now enjoy a good tranche in decline. which leads to the same road. also parish of Concello of Portomarín with romanesque church at the end of the XII and a nearby castro roman large-scale (9. 450 Meters after we arrived at Toxibo Cairn (85. where they are the other hostels (Km 25). Go by the rúa oj Cruceiro. The way down to the lay of the LU-633 and past crossroads to San Aves and Velade we take a andadero stuck on the road. and to Felipe II. Crossed with caution the N-540 and take the C-535 in the direction Sales. Move along the berm and we face after crossing the road LU-3301 (Km 18.4).8). a crown of thorns and a skull.The itinerary Backwards from the hostel public until the nearby church of St. the cairn 89 we are guided by a path that was born on the left (Km 1) and that goes by the slopes of Mount San Antonio. somewhat aloof. later an elegant hórreo in stone and wood. Nicholas and continue to face to exit for the avenue of Chantada.8 Km). The 756 meters altitude must make reference to another point higher because we are to 722. Some hundreds of meters below. (Mojón 78. where the hostel public of the same name (Km 23.3) and throw up the nearby parish of Gonzar (Km 8). We climb up the village of Os Value (Km 20. After reached the village of Portos (Mojón 71 and Km 19.5 Km 20). which announced the Sierra of Ligonde (Km 13. Overcome them. decorated with a rosette and topped with pinnacle and cruz.5. The church of Santa Maria and the core population are on the left. to the height of a brick factory (Km 3). From this point down until a gateway metal that saves the Rego das Torres. .

Comments During the stage find at least a bar in Gonzar. between Portos and Lestedo and in the same Lestedo. Castromaior.typical in Galicia . sales of Narón. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez .The difficulties Until the high in the Sierra of Ligonde (13. There is only one repecho demanding the departure of Castromaior.8 Km) exceeds a drop of 335 meters but pass with ease. Airexe. Since the Sierra will happen several slides .until Palas de Rei.

fought the emir of Córdoba in its attempt to conquer Galicia. Romanesque style simple and crude but very well preserved. preserves the home romanesque of its predecessor. MONASTERY OF VILAR OF DONUTS: Between Portos and Lestedo (between the kilometers 19. we find ourselves in an area of castros celts that can give us a picture of how it was Galicia before being conquered by the romans. SALES OF NARÓN: Sales of Narón was a high on the road before crossing the sierra of Ligonde and place of business transactions. It was donated in the 956 by the conde Osorio to his wife lady Teoduli Pepiz to redeem their sins. It is believed that in this place christians. Mary is its most important monument. The diversion has about 2. Draws attention to the decoration of the facades. Gonzar was a entrusts to the knights of San Juan de Portomarín and the parish of St. Was an important place in the Middle Ages where they used joined the pilgrims to confront the past tranches of the jacobean route. . one at the foot of the road and another in the interior that is also hostel. his home romanesque. parish of Concello of Palas de Rei where is the most valuable of the more than 20 small Romanesque churches of the municipality of Palas de Rei: the church of Salvador with a home of great beauty and some archivolts of great wealth iconographic. the artistic richness of its Concello is significant: a score of Romanesque churches as the Vilar of Donuts. where the four sides of the base represent the calvary or to the death of Jesus (hammer. Once it was also an important station jacobea where still a cemetery of pilgrims. However. The departure of the people is the Chapel of the Magdalena. in Castromaior.4 and 20 of the stage) is the diversion to Vilar of Donuts. Castromaior also has a bar. Just before entering into Ligonde is the cruceiro of Lameiros (1670). Has a municipal shelter and the bars and the hostel public are found in the immediate core of Airexe. PALAS DE REI: The history of Palas de Rei goes back to ancient times. nails. If we in bike there is no problem since the return can take the N-547 and link with the way in TO Pitch. after discovering the tomb of the Apostle in Santiago. Here located Benito Viceto the top of its historical novel The Hidalgos Monforte. Palas de Rei account with multiple possibilities of supply and enjoyment for the pilgrim. The church of San Tirso. which may be an indication of the existence of a former hospital at the service of the pilgrims. In Gonzar there are a couple of bars. His church of Santiago.What to see. while in the cross surprised the highlight of the maternity or life. In its interior highlights a size romanesque of the Virgin and a altarpiece of the sixteenth century. and more taking into account the amount of castros celts existing in its township and its location in the Roman road Lugo-Astorga. annex to a disappeared hospital of the Order of Santiago. bones and skulls). when a group of knights meet to prepare the attack on the conde de Lemos. In this parish is the small church of Santa Maria. Above.5 kilometers of ida and many others back. more specifically. LIGONDE: Ligonde is one of the 29 parishes of Concello of Monterroso and encompasses 12 villages or entities. the castle of Pambre and literary and televised Pazo de Ulloa. is the only vestige remains of the historic past. what to do GONZAR: Santa Maria de Gonzar is one of the 20 parishes of Concello of Portomarín. neoclassical.

Tel: 659 999 496 .Remonde Tel: 609 12 47 17 Hostel Ultreia Arzúa Tel: 981 500 471 / 626 639 450 Hostel Santiago Castañeda Hostel of Arzúa Arzúa (A Coruña) Tel: 660 396 824 Tel: 981 501 711 / 699 761 698 Hostel OR Abrigadoiro Hostel of Ribadiso da Baixo Hostel of Melide Melide (A Coruña) Tel: 660 396 822 Hostel Via Dairy Arzúa Tel: 981 500 581 / 616 759 447 / 695 944 937 Hostel de Mato Casanova Mato-Casanova (Lugo) Tel: 982 17 34 83 Hostel Don Quixote Arzúa Tel: 981 500 139 / 696162695 Hostel Santiago Apostle Hostel House Sunday Pontecampaña .French Road Stage 29: Palas de Rei .Arzúa The Hostels Ribadiso Baixo (A Coruña) Council San Xiao do Camiño (San Xulián do of Arzúa Camiño) Tel: 981 50 11 85 / 660 396 823 Tel: 982374117/676596975 Hostel Resort TO Bolboreta Vilar of Remonde .Mato Tel: 630 728 864 / 982 163 226 Arzúa Tel: 981 508 132 / 981 500 004 Hostel da Fonte Arzúa.

that the becomes a real challenge. The cairn 64 us announces the arrival in the church of San Sebastian de Carballal. The itinerary Cross the road next to the House of Concello of Palas de Rei and down by the voyage of Pilgrim to cross the road and continue down the cobbled rúa oj Apostolo. For the third time saved the road and we faced by the rúa Roxán River. which exhibits in the first term the apse (Km 3. where to turn connects the path of the North. Novo. We continue to San Xulián do Camiño.Arzúa In addition to be the longest stage of Galicia luce a profile broken. The cairn 63.1 Km).4). Under a sling climb up a couple of villages in this parish and down to cross the N-547 (2. By asphalted road turn the place of Pallotta Cairn (62) and descend without quarter by a beautiful corredoira . A good row of stone slabs prevents get on the raft of water. visit Leboreiro and pulpera Melide.Information on the stage 29: Palas de Rei . coinciding with the N-547.5 introduces us to a path surrounded by eucalyptus trees and robles. The itinerary beyond the limits of Lugo to enter A Coruña by the village of OR Coto. well-known commonly as rompepiernas. To the roadside is now the romanesque church at the end of the XII. and after 500 meters (past the point per kilometer 35 of the national) torcemos to the right to cross the river Roxán. very prone to embarrarse. Went Out to the avenida de Compostela. reaching down to the place of Lacua Cairn (63). and continues for a multitude of slides and magical scenarios as that of the river Catasol until Ribadixo da Baixo and Arzúa. announced by the cairn 62. where there is a sculpture of some pilgrims dancing signed by J.5. where links the Primitive Road.

progress until Casanova. first village cooking belonging to the parish of Leboreiro. the Museum da Terra of Melide.barbecue turn right to visit the church of Santa Maria de Melide. saving before by a tunnel the N-547.5 Km). (Km 17. It is the prelude to Melide. With a view to the valley down until the N-547. A kilometer after changes the picture and down until the river Gateiro by an environment more worthy. After the church of Santiago turn right hand and down by a track until the river Boente and place of Punta Brea. also of the parish of Mato (5. already in the Concello of Melide (Km 8. we crossed to catch in front of the CP-4603 in the direction San Martin. The cairn 56 gives way to Disicabo and then occurs a tedious tranche next to the N-547 and the business park Melide. the Convent of Sancti Spiritus and his church. by an endless walking down the avenue of Lugo. until the first houses of Arzúa. Down by asphalted road until arroyo Ribeiral.3). By a beautiful environment we go to Raido.2 Km). Abandoning his company rapidly to continue until Parabispo. was used to preserve the maize. village of the parish of Rendal (Km 25.2). located between Pedrido and River (Km 23. belonging to the parish of Mato (4. already the Concello of Arzúa (Km 18. Toward the hostel public and to tackle cannot continue for the rúa San Pedro but the itinerary is also marked by the rúa Convent until the plaza Convent (Km 14. Landscape of postcard that gives us the Way. Crossed this tributary of Ulla by the medieval bridge (Km 13) and agree to the parish of St. the building of the Town Hall of the eighteenth century and the chapel of San Antonio. a tributary of Gateiro. the capital of Concello. Then. to our seem absurd. move up Campanilla. At the height of a restaurant . almost always tracks neighborhood paved. Continue through the asphalt road and the left by the left to take a path. Later.and we head into the parish of Boente. heading in two by the N547 (Km 20. The temple is romanesque the end of the XII. we turn Peroxa. In the same entrance there are several hostels private located one after another. small village of the parish of Mato and last lucense population in the Way (Km 8). Behind the interesting church of Santa Maria. Here we will see a Cabazo: a basket giant that. defined in the seniority as Campus Leporarius or field of hares (9.5 Km).7). Then occurs a spectacular. Xoán of Gateiro.5 . in cuesta.5). braced for rock and twisted branches. After passing the houses of Carballal we surrounded between eucalyptus trees. has a single nave and semicircular apse and hosts the only reja romanesque of Galicia. also called for the Magdalena (Km 11).7 Km). After the other way leave the avenue to catch the rúa Top oj Place. climb up the N-547 to reach. as the granaries. We leave it to one side the hostel public and later the detour to a private one. After border the hostel public abandon Melide by the rúa Main. Which forest of Fangorn. species deciduous and meadows to step stoned the river Catasol.where is the cairn 45. Much of the year we can find and are sometimes flowing streams by him. The departure of Coto or leave the asphalt by the left to download to Leboreiro. which houses today. .5). at the foot of the N-547. We arrived at the avenida de Lugo. Now it traced and continue in the face. Down until you cross the rego oj Vilar. and next to it reached several locations in the parishes of Figueiroa and Castañeda. which gives access to Ribadiso da Baixo. in Porto de Bois (7.2 Km).7). parish of the same name (Km 15. After encircle some meadows face a tough costs that rises at the foot of the N-547. where the public (28. next to the we leave the square to take the rúa San Antonio. Here are dan cites the old hospital of pilgrims.8 Km). and we come in OR Coto. romanesque transition. Giving a rodeo. In this place were lime kilns where the pilgrims deposited stone brought from Triacastela (Km 22. By a secondary road say goodbye to the 96. The other side of medieval bridge is the pilgrims hospital San Anton. Abandoning Leboreiro and crossed the river Dry by a medieval bridge (9. lower during two kilometers to the river Iso.7 kilometers in the province of Lugo.8).until the river Pambre to reach Ponte Campaign. turn next to the chapel of San Roque and his cruise of the 14th century. leaving the left the diversion to Doroña.6). currently restored as hostel public. Under a forest of eucalyptus trees saved the stream of Valverde.8).

the influx of pilgrims. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . Comments Given that in Melide and Arzúa linking the Roads Primitive and the North. mostly from April and May. is significantly higher in recent installments of the Road.The difficulties The almost 29 kilometers from this stage tantamount to a flat stretch of about 40 kilometers. The stage is composed of countless ups and downs that make impossible to maintain the pace.

the feast of the cheese. as reza page institutional. is a place of the parish lucense de Mato where they had a bloody battle between Enrique de Trastamara and conde de Lemos. situated in the geographic center of Galicia. LEBOREIRO: Leboreiro is the first parish of A Coruna. The cheese of Arzúa is prepared craftsmen with whole cow's milk and occurs throughout the region Arzúa . Of the romanesque church of San Pedro.e. a former hospice of pilgrims founded by the family Ulloa in the 12th century. Fernán Ruiz de Castro. i. ARZÚA: In the old town of Arzúa is the former convent of the Magdalena. Here there is also the cruceiro XIV century is considered the oldest of Galicia. In the home is sculpted a figure of the Virgin. Offers all the services. The octopus. a barn in the form of gigantic basket used to preserve the maize. foundation agustina the 14th century which maintained a alberguería for pilgrims poor and that today is in ruins. The monument Cabazo of Leboreiro A Cabazo is a great basket circular done with sticks intertwined and covered with straw that supported a base of stone is used to preserve the maize. what to do PORTO DE BOIS: Port of oxen. By the place where the pilgrims of the route primitive made its entry lifted the Monastery-Hospital of Sancti Spiritus. The possible abundance of hares explains that the Codex Calistinus what called in the Middle Ages Campus Leporarius. cooked and with olive oil. salt and pepper is the best cover letter of Melide. The bridge on the Rio Seco is the 14th century and provided with a in the restoration of the year 1984. Behind the Cabazo is the romanesque church of Santa Maria with apse circular and wooden ceiling. built by the people and for the people. year after year. and in several municipalities in Lugo. a place. . Very close it rises the modern parish church in Santiago. which owns two images of the Apostle. Since 1975 is celebrated in Arzúa. of a single nave. XV) become a magnificent hostel. faithful to the monarch legitimate don Pedro I the Cruel. MELIDE: Capital of Concello of the same name. In Melide linking the pilgrims who come by the Primitive Road. apse circular. which now houses the Museum of Terra Melide. does not keep more than the home. In the eardrum of the home there are sculpted a beautiful image of the Virgin. formed by 26 parishes. seems to be that was replanted by order of the Archbishop Gelmírez. Before it can be seen a typical cabazo.Ulloa. Of origin roman. to which escort solid stone houses. the last province of the Road. a as a Pilgrim and another as Matamoros. transferred today to the Field of San Roque and known as chapel of San Roque. is the old Hospital San Anton Ponte de Ribadiso (s. A cruise presides over the main street paved. The fate is inclined to part of the Trastamara who inflicted a severe defeat to the count. in latin. in the western slopes of the sierra of Careón. with sweet as well as the well-known "rich" and the fussiness. opposite is the facade of the House of Nursing. as if it were a primitive hórreo. It also stresses the traditional pastries.What to see. RIBADISO DA BAIXO: Nothing more crossing the river Iso by an idyllic medieval bridge. The church of Santa Maria is in the Romanesque style of transition.

French Road Stage 30: Arzúa .Concello of O' Pino) Tel: 981 51 13 65 / 660 23 49 95 Hostel Arca do Pine Pedrouzo (A Coruña) Tel: 660 396 826 . Irene A Coruña Tel: 660 396 825 Hostel Edreira Hostel Porta de Santiago Pedrouzo (Parish of Ark .Concello of O' Pino) Tel: 981 511 103 / 607 835 354 O Pedrouzo (Parish of Ark .Pedrouzo The Hostels Private Hostel St. Irene A Coruña Tel: 981 51 10 00 Hostel public St.

2).8). Down until the creek Thief (3.2). are happening one after another with their family casting drying in the sun. starting from front to the cobbled rúa oj Carmen.3 Km).Pedrouzo Between Arzúa and the Cathedral of Santiago mediate almost 40 kilometers and the most logical and prudent is to divide the tranche in two days to stop and fonda in Santa Irene u O Pedrouzo. where it is located the hostel public. At the exit avoid crossing the N-547 thanks to a tunnel and face a repecho.9). .Information on the stage 30: Arzúa . The eucalyptus populate. necessary for the survival of livestock and rural areas. crossed the river Hair and came from followed As Muddy and its chapel of St. until the place of A Peroxa. with outstanding easier and tracks always close to the N-547. the landscape gallego and meadows individuals. tributary to turn the Iso (Km 1. and climb up Preguntoño. maize crop and with a view to Arzúa. Down to the river Brandeso. A more rural down until the source os French. also of the parish of Burres (3. The itinerary Since the rúa Top oj Place. Traveled tracks coated with stubble and prone to dirty to little rain. among meadows. village of the parish of Burres with its ermita de San Paio del siglo XVIII (Km 2. Their arcades and facades coated wood fired our step by Arzúa. increasingly. The Concello of Arzúa cedes the witness to that of O' Pino in a journey comfortable. Lazarus (Mojón 36 and Km 0.9 Km) to achieve subsequently Tavern Vella (Mojón 32 and Km 5.

5 and 13. In parallel to the National and after crossing again overcame with ease the rise up to OR Splice. It is an alternative scary and it makes more sense divide the tranche in two. turn along the border pillar 20. on the left. Irene and its baroque fountain or go to the hostel private.9).8 Km). The way. Leave the population crossing a link road and we continue to enter the Concello of O' Pino the last before the Santiago. Those who choose to spend the night in Santa Irene must know that there is no services. . where we save the N-547 below. We disassociate few meters from the national by the right. who died in the way. The first population is Street. this day can be considered a formality to await the arrival in Santiago. The other side is already A Pitch (Mojón 23. passing along to the remembrance to the pilgrim Guillermo Watt. instead of the church of San Miguel de Cerceda (Km 12. The company of the N-547 is the least pleasant. We Leave the kernel after crossing the arroyo Langüello and we by a network of tracks and roads until Boavista (Km 9. a village of San Breixo of Ferreiros. a track that falls under the eucalyptus trees. Comments For those wanting to to Santiago with a print run must know that from Arzúa there are nearly 40 kilometers. Irene have telephones of Taxi. the church of San Lourenzo of Pastor (Km 15. Returned above at the foot of the road and the cross next to a concessionaire of agricultural machinery to reach Oxén. OR splice or Rúa. we have the option of moving to visit the shrine of St.5). Thanks to a dense sling of eucalyptus trees we isolate the noise of the road. a service very used to go to dinner O Pedrouzo. A couple of houses and a sawmill and more eucalyptus trees they lead up to Rúa parish of Ark (Km 17.1). In the middle of the journey there are a picnic with source and a windmill that recalls that of the American farms. and avoid again the road for a tunnel. to the left of the National.1 Km).6 Km) and the nearby TO Rabiña (Mojón 23 and 14 Km). In the high cross the road to enter the population and we.1 Km). leads now to the immediate Ras (13.3).3) and Salceda (11. At this point can also link the pilgrims who come from the path of the North and have taken the variant O' Pino.8 Km).600 Meters after entering Calzada. If we continue to face arrived at the hostel of the Xunta (Km 16. from the parish of Burres and last kernel inhabited the Concello of Arzúa (5. where we spent under a hórreo (7. although there are names that are moving about 35 kilometers to the Monte do Gozo and leave for the last day a triumphant walk just 5 kilometers. By asphalted road arrived at the edge of the N-547 and climb next to it up O Pedrouzo. or by a tunnel under the N-547. also of Ark and with all the services (Km 19. Below. The difficulties Accustomed to stages longer. at the foot of the N-547. of the same parish. In the hostels St.3).

The . both at this stage as in the last. The itinerary visit. Ferreiros. nuclei population belonging to the parishes of Ark.In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez What to see. The enclave more singular is Santa Irene. Cerceda. with its hermitage dedicated to the holy martyr portuguese and baroque fountain of curative waters. Pastor and Pereira. what to do CONCELLO OF O' Pino: Penultimate galician municipality of French Road composed of 13 parishes and nearly 180 places.

population of services at the foot of the N-547. offers to the pilgrim everything you need.Santiago de Compostela The Hostels Residence of Pilgrims San Lazaro Santiago de Compostela Tel: 981 57 14 88 / 618 266 894 Hostel Minor Seminary The Asuncion Santiago de Compostela Tel: 881 031 768 Hostel del Monte do Gozo Santiago de Compostela Tel: 981 55 89 42 Ext 2618 Hostel OR Fogar of Teodomiro Santiago de Compostela Tel: 981 58 29 20 / 699 631 592 Hostel Santo Santiago Santiago de Compostela Tel: 606 437 437.chapel was built by the provision of two noble who lived in the nearby village of the two houses. cashier.can peep the horizon and imagine the galician coast. O Pedrouzo. French Road Stage 31: Pedrouzo . pensions. In OR Splice -the population previous. pharmacy. Hostels. Reservations: 657 402 403 Hostel Aquarium in Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Tel: 981 57 54 38 . health center. etc. restaurants.

strains riojanas. By a dirt track covered with stubble we move between a eucalyptus forest. next to the airport. the plaza del Obradoiro and the cathedral. are here at the side. The place takes the name of a chapel ravaged by a fire (Km 1. the vast castilian plateau and even the montes de Leon and the mythical OR Cebreiro. though only have passed several weeks. among the latest patches of eucalyptus trees and robles. On tracks of stubble. The itinerary Twenty kilometers only compared to 755.3 already travels since our first day on the other side of the Pyrenees. accompany us now until the core of Amenal. Far. insurance. a village of the parish of Ark. that opening for seven days. The Obradoiro is the order and the beginning. Carballos indigenous and eucalyptus trees reforested in bulk. of the parish . . Another forest we looked at the exit of San Anton.Information on the stage 31: Pedrouzo . Santiago.3). perhaps for fear end and not knowing or not wanting what to do after.Santiago de Compostela The walk becomes serene. reach the latest villages O' Pino. and leads to the pilgrim by the parish of Sabugueira. have already forests navarros. Since the watchtower Monte do Gozo gets the first overview of Santiago de Compostela and gives beginning an urban that concludes at the foot of the baroque facade of the cathedral. you leave to enter San Anton. to which we emocionaremos. Moving in the face during half a kilometer and to get together to the college and the tracks sports turn 90 degrees to the left. where the City. With reference to the hostel public travel the people to the vera of the national and turn right by the rúa oj Concello. The municipality of Santiago looks at a high.

to access the Plaza del Obradoiro. Link with the rúa oj Valiño (Km 17. As part of the idiosyncrasies of the pilgrimage. covered with oavs and known as arroyo of Lavacolla.5 Km). where the adventure ends. which rises to the praza de Cervantes.7). Finally went under the arc of the Palace by a passageway.5 kilometers but becomes much more affordable. By asphalted road began a comfortable rise ending in the long-awaited Monte do Gozo. By the place where he was the Carries do Camiño entering the historic by la Rua das Houses Reais. last core of Concello of OR Pino (Km 4).8 Km). The difficulties A couple of increases separate us from Santiago. leaving to the left several rows of beacons (Km 6.7) and we continue to face by the Rua das Fontiñas and rúa two Concheiros. Instead of continuing to meet deviate at the left to climb to the monument erected in the year santiago of 1993.2). that looks entered the year of its construction: 1840. After saving the variant below we fall by several clusters of the parish of Sabugueira: TO Esquipa and Lavacolla (9. pumpkin and vieira announces entry in the municipality of Santiago (6.7 Km). We are not surprised to see the separation fence replete with small crosses. From this point we get the first overview of Santiago and its cathedral (Km 15. Then we crossed the N-634th and take the diversion to Villamaior. and down until a flight of stairs. Reached the peak we addressed at the foot of the A-54 and the N-634.7). which ends at the crossing with traffic lights of the rúa Aller Ulloa. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrim is unrivalled experience and i think many trips that we have done around the world few are comparable to this (Km 20). and after crossing a secondary road entering San Paio. where the Palace of Congresses and exhibitions of Galicia and the hostel of pilgrims St. Around House Quian.7 Km) and turn 90 degrees to the left to do the same next to the center of territorial RTVE (13. where pilgrims were stripped of their dirty clothes and washed in view of its next arrival in Santiago (Km 10). the same year which was inaugurated on nearby hostel of pilgrims. Lazarus. Agree by asphalt road and turning the river Brandelos crossed the N-547 by a step under (3. A monolith carved in the bordon. where we crossed the avenue of Lugo. Turn 90 degrees to the right and continue until the urbanization San Marcos (14. The rise continues for more than 1. where it locates the monastery of St. village of the parish of Sabugueira (Km 7. leaving aside the access to the cafeteria and the canteens. the largest of all the way that is able to accommodate up to 300 people a normal year up to 800 a Xacobeo. After a curve closed turn next to the parish church of San Pelayo. Maarten Pinario. turn next to the center of the NEW (12. While we eliminated the backpack we discovering every detail of the western facade and we are heading into the very center of the plaza. prelude to the Monte do Gozo.of San Miguel de Pereira. Around the perimeter of the airport. Both are fairly discreet and except for some brief repecho are crossing with ease. where they gather to play the street musicians. A straight line by the Rua da Acibechería takes us to the praza da Immaculate. to which it remains a strong repecho that rises to Cimadevila. face a brief repecho by asphalt road and take the track on the right.3 Km). It is difficult not excited. In just 100 meters crossed the river Sionlla. We the Road. that descends. Facing first Villamaior (Km 11). After the rúa of San Pedro (Km 19).5 Km). that allows sleep more than one night. .7). He then saved by a bridge the highway and the ways and progress in the face by the prolonged rúa San Lazaro (Km 16.

fill a small form. In images Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez Ruben Garcia Blázquez . if we so. admire the Gate of Glory. 1. We will wait our turn. that we won. To enjoy Santiago. we bring the stamp of Santiago in the card and will give us.Comments After climb up the steps of the cathedral. the Compostela. It's in the rúa oj Vilar. the vast majority is directed to the Pilgrim's Office. very close to the source of the Platerías. give the embrace the Holy and falling back to his tomb.

The Holy Door. The precious and exalted portico of the Glory.Greg Dedman Greg Dedman What to see. The Hostel of the Catholic Monarchs. religious. with the central endowed with parteluz. The happy wayfarer discovers a city of stones obscured by the passage of time and the persistent rain. the pazo de Who. with reliefs of Master Matthew and that only opens during the years Santos. romantic and cosmopolitan plaza Obradoiro. which causes hundreds of thousands of people undertake year after year a trip full of toil and experiences that will become memories for life. baroque and alzada between 1738 and 1749 by the architect Fernando of houses and Novoa. The western facade of the cathedral. the goal of all the jacobean routes. of varied iconography rescued the Revelation of San Juan. what to do SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Since the great complex that has become the Monte do Gozo is. headquarters of the Town Hall. the Benedictine monastery of St. The cathedral represents the culmination of the Road and in it rests the apostle. etc… . Santiago de Compostela and the towers baroque cathedral. today Parador de Turismo. Narrow old smelling Ribeiro and octopus spread throughout the Old Town. Maarten Binary. finally. work romanesque lifted by the Maestro Matthew and completed in 1188.000 inhabitants that combines spaces of modernity with the halo mysterious. is a great city of 95. Monuments not lacking in Santiago de Compostela. Santiago. It is a filigranero set of three arches.

Plant romanesque latin cross account with three naves divided by arches of half a point.Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Dedicated to the Apostol Santiago. XII) and adorned with baroque elements in the 18. It is a good example of church of pilgrimage. rostrum. The information contained within this guide is provided by Fundacion Eroski. Edited and translated by Greg Dedman . Has five facades. In the Romanesque style with subsequent elements renaissance and baroque. cruise and ambulatory. Church enshrined in the year 1128 (s.

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