Ribadeo is the entry point in Galicia of the Camino del Santiago, in what is called "Camino del Norte", starting in Irún. All the beauty of Galicia, with lush forests, corrals, rural houses and numerous rivers and streams will mark our route to Santiago. In this part of the Camino del Norte, as points of special significance, we will visit the Monasteries of San Salvador de Lourenzá, Sobrado dos Monxes and the municipality of Vilalba. In Arzúa, the Camino del Norte joins the Camino Francés, for the only itinerary, to finish in Santiago, our desired destination.
Stage 1: Ribadeo - Lourenza (27 Kms)

In Ribadeo, the Torre de los Moreno, is undoubtedly the most relevant monument in the Galician municipality of Ribadeo and one of the most emblematic buildings. It is located right next to the Pazo de Ibañez.

Church of Santa María del Campo and the Fort of San Damián.

In Lourenzá highlight the Monastery of San Salvadora dating from SX

Stage 2: Lourenza - Abadin (25 Kms)

In Mondoñedo the Cathedral: it presents in its appearance different architectural styles. The interior is divided into three naves, where the most remarkable are the main altarpiece and the frescoes that adorn the fifteenth century. In its main facade, the western one, we can admire an impressive Gothic style rose window and the two towers that flank it in Baroque style.

Fonte Vella: located opposite the Episcopal Palace. It was built by Diego de Soto in the year 1548.

Diocesan Museum.

Episcopal palace.

Convent of San Pedro de Alcántara.

Church of Santiago.

Stage 3: Abadin - Vilalba (20 Kms)

In Villalba we can find the characteristic tower, which was part of the Ancient Castle of the Andrade, which is believed was raised during the s. XIII. The tower shows a curious hexagonal shape and composed of granite masonry, slate and ashlar in the corners.

Church of Santa María: From its head a semicircular dome is followed by two walls that support six sturdy buttresses covering, respectively, with arcs of furnace and half-barrel. The tower was attached to the wall that closes the nave.

Stage 4 and 5: Vilalba - Baamonde - Miraz (19 Kms)

In Baamonde the Church of Santiago: Its construction dates from the ninth century and is characterized by its Romanesque style in which its simple side door stands out like the Calvary located in its atrium. It also stands out, its access door of green color of small dimensions and singular beauty for its simplicity and elegance.

In Miraz the Torre de los Saavedra House: old 15th century fortress, belonging to the house of the Saavedra.

Stage 6: Miraz - Sobrado dos Monxes (15 Kms)

In Sobrado dos Monxes is located The Monastery of Santa María de Sobrado dos Monxes, is one of the main monasteries of medieval origin in the province of A Coruña and throughout Galicia. It is believed to date from the s. X. It has undergone numerous reforms since the s. XVI to s. XVIII. If you wish, you can attend one of the daily prayers with the monks.

Stage 7: Sobrado dos Monxes - Arzua (25 Kms)

In Arzúa, highlights the Church of Santiago, with the Chapel of the Magdalena.

We can not miss the opportunity to taste the magnificent Arzúa tetilla cheese. Since 1989, this artisan cheese, made from natural and whole cow's milk, is called the Galego de Calidade Produto. It occurs in all concellos of the Arzúa-Ulloa region: Arzúa, Curtis, Melide, O Pino, Santiso, Sobrado dos Monxes, Toques, Touro and Vilasantar (in the province of A Coruña) and Friol, Monterroso e Palas de Rei ( in the province of Lugo)

Stage 8: Arzua - Pedrouzo

The locality of Street preserves a set of popular architecture composed of houses of small rigging and several horreos, one of them located on the Way.

Highlight the Parochial Church of San Verisimo, in the town of Ferreiros.

In Santa Irene we can visit the Chapel of the Saint, which gives the town its name. Likewise, the water of this locality has beneficial properties for the skin and healing of the blisters.

We can not miss the opportunity to taste the magnificent Arzúa tetilla cheese. Since 1989, this artisan cheese, made from natural and whole cow's milk, is called the Galego de Calidade Produto. It occurs in all concellos of the Arzúa-Ulloa region: Arzúa, Curtis, Melide, O Pino, Santiso, Sobrado dos Monxes, Toques, Touro and Vilasantar (in the province of A Coruña) and Friol, Monterroso e Palas de Rei ( in the province of Lugo)

Stage 9: Pedrouzo - Santiago

In Santiago de Compostela we find the most important monument of our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. It was consecrated in the year 1128 and is a good example of a pilgrimage church. Romanesque style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements of the s. XVIII. Of Romanesque plant of Latin cross, counts on three ships divided by means arcs point, rostrum, cruise and ambulatory. Highlight, the teacher Matthew, the Portico de la Gloria, the best example of Spanish Romanesque.

As a tradition, every pilgrim who wants and can, attends the mass of 12  In the cathedral. In it, with a little luck, you can contemplate the magnificent botafumeiro in action. Another tradition is the embrace of the image of the Apostle James and the visit to his crypt. It is a must visit the museum of the same, as well as the visit to the roofs of the Cathedral.

The Monastery of San Martín Pinario, in front of the Plaza de la Azabachería.

The Cover of the Parador de los Reyes Católicos, in the Plaza del Obradoiro, which was founded as a pilgrim hospital.

The whole old town is spectacular, it moves us without realizing it to the medieval era. In  he is the market of Supplies of Santiago.

The whole old town is spectacular, it moves us without realizing it to the medieval era. In  he is the market of Supplies of Santiago. On the other hand you can also know the vicinity of Santiago and perform excursions organized by Costa da Morte and Rias Baixas.

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