What to see: Ferrol - Santiago
What to see on the Camino de Santiago Inglés from Ferrol (Ferrol Stage> Puentedeume)
Ferrol stands out for its past sailor. We can enjoy its monuments walking through its narrow and irregular streets of medieval layout.
Its most important monument is the San Felipe Castle, of granitic architecture from the XNUMXth century. It is a very good experience to visit it and appreciate the beautiful view of the estuary.
The Magdalena neighborhood we can visit the Church of San Julián, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, as well as the Fuente de San Roque and the Jofre Theater.
En Narón highlights the Monastery of San Martiño de Xubia O couto, dating from the eighteenth century; the portico and the bell tower from the XNUMXth century. The Church has three floors with three naves. Outside, the profane sculpture of the canecillas (monster heads, bovine donkeys ...) stands out.
Neda highlights the Church of Santa Maria of the eighteenth century, the pilgrim hospital of the Santi spiritus from the XNUMXth century, whose remains are attached to the town hall, as well as the clock tower and the Church of San Nicolás from the XNUMXth century.
In Cabanas visit the Church of San Martiño do Porto, which highlights its baroque style cover. We can also take a walk on the Magdalena Beach.
In Pontedeume, the Santo Agostiño convent, the As Virtudes Chapel, the keep of the Andrade castle (XNUMXth century), the Church of Santiago and the Town Hall stand out.
What to see on the Camino de Santiago Inglés from Ferrol (Puentedeume Stage> Betanzos)
Highlight, near Baxoi, the medieval bridge over the river of the same name. Leaving Miño we find the Church of San Pantaleón das Viñas in which its Romanesque style door stands out. Near Betanzos the Romanesque church of San Martiño de Tiobre stands out.
Already in Betanzos the Pazo de Bendaña, the Pazo do Concello and the Church of Santiago from the XNUMXth century stand out. Don't forget to try the famous omelette of betanzos.
What to see on the Camino de Santiago Inglés from Ferrol (Betanzos Stage> Bruma)
In Bruma we can observe the remains of the old hospital of pilgrims, of medieval origin, which is linked to the Hospital de Santiago (which today is Hostal de los Reyes Católicos).
Also highlight the Capela de Bruma, a modest masonry building.
What to see on the Camino de Santiago Inglés from Ferrol (Bruma Stage> Sigueiro)
In Sigüero, the Church of San Paio de Buscás and the Church of San Xiao de Poulo stand out, both of which are Romanesque. The Ponte de Sigüero, on the Tambre river, of possible medieval origin.
If we have the opportunity to taste the Ordes' turnip greens, they are reputed to be of excellent quality.
In Santiago de Compostela we find the most important monument on our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. 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 attend the Mass of 12 In the cathedral. In it, with a little luck, you can see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. Another tradition is the embrace of the image of the apostle Santiago 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's hospital.
The entire old town is spectacular, it moves us without realizing medieval times. In he is the market of supplies of Santiago.
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.