The Camino de Santiago from Ribadeo is the entry point into Galicia of the Camino, in what is called "Camino del Norte", starting in the town of Irún. All the beauty of Galicia, with lush forests, corredoiras, rural houses and numerous rivers and streams, will mark our route to Santiago.In this part of the Northern Way, 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 Northern Way joins the French Way, for the only itinerary to end in Santiago, our desired destination.
Ribadeo Stage - Lourenza

What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo (Ribadeo Stage> Lourenza)

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 the SX

Stage 2: Lourenza - Abadin

What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo (Lourenza> Abadin Stage)

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

Fonte Vella: located in front of the Episcopal Palace. It was ordered to be built by Diego de Soto in 1548.

Diocesan Museum

Episcopal palace.

Convent of San Pedro de Alcántara.

Santiago church.

Abadin Stage - Vilalba

What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo (Abadin Stage> Vilalba)

In Villalba we can find the characteristic tower, which was part of the Old Andrade Castle, which is believed to have been raised during the XNUMXth century. The tower shows a curious hexagonal shape and is composed of granite masonry, slate and ashlar masonry at the corners.

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

Vilalba - Baamonde - Miraz Stage

What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo (Vilalba> Baamonde> Miraz Stage)

In Baamonde the Church of Santiago: Its construction dates back to the XNUMXth century and is characterized by its Romanesque style in which its simple lateral cover stands out as 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 Casa Torre de los Saavedra: old fortress of the XV century, belonging to the house of the Saavedra.

Miraz Stage - Sobrado dos Monxes

What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo (Miraz Stage> Sobrado dos Monxes)

In Sobrado dos Monxes is located El 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 SX It has undergone numerous reforms from the XNUMXth century to the XNUMXth century. XVIII. If they wish they can attend one of the daily prayers with the monks.

Stage Sobrado dos Monxes - Arzua

In Arzúa, the Church of Santiago stands out, with the Magdalena Chapel.

We cannot miss the opportunity to taste the magnificent Arzúa tetilla cheese. Since 1989, this artisanal cheese, made from natural and whole cow's milk, has been named Produto Galego de Calidade. It is produced in all the towns 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 and Palas de Rei ( in the province of Lugo)

Stage Arzua - Pedrouzo

The town of Calle preserves a set of popular architecture composed of often rig houses and several horreos, one of them located on the Camino.

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

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

We cannot miss the opportunity to taste the magnificent Arzúa tetilla cheese. Since 1989, this artisanal cheese, made from natural and whole cow's milk, has been named Produto Galego de Calidade. It is produced in all the towns 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 and Palas de Rei ( in the province of Lugo)

Pedrouzo Stage - Santiago

In Santiago de Compostela we find the most important monument on our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago whose facade has been recently restored, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. And as details of the Cathedral the following:

> It was consecrated in 1128 and is a good example of a pilgrimage church.

> Romanesque in style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements from the XNUMXth century. XVIII. With a Romanesque Latin cross plan, it has three naves divided by semi-circular arches, tribune, transept and ambulatory.

> Highlight, from the teacher Mateo, the Porch of Glory, the best sample of Spanish Romanesque.

As a tradition, every pilgrim who wants and can, attends the mass at 12 and 19.30 in the Cathedral. In it, with a little luck, you will be able to see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. * Year 2019 and 2020 due to the works inside the Cathedral this mass will be held in other nearby churches. The Cathedral prepares its best galas for the next Holy Year 2021.

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

Another tradition is the embrace of the image of the Apostle Santiago and the visit to his tumba.

It is a must visit the cathedral museum, as well as a 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 pilgrims hospital.

The entire old town is spectacular, it takes us without realizing it to medieval times. In it you will find the Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, the Galician Pavilion in the San Lázaro neighborhood, the illustrious Galician Pantheon (next to the museum), As Animas Chapel, Praza de Cervantes, the Casa de la Troya Museum, etc. .

To end our What to see on the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo to Santiago now what we recommend is that you discover these incredible places for yourself and tell us what you found.

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