The Camino de Santiago from Lugo (Primitive Way), begins at the foot of its fabulous Roman wall. Beautiful millennial city a World Heritage site where we will start this journey through Galician lands, along the most rural Galicia, dotted with small villages.On arriving at Melide, we met the pilgrims of the French Way to, in a single way, direct us towards Santiago. From Monte do Gozo, at the gates of Santiago we will enjoy the exceptional view of the Cathedral and the city of the Apostle.
Stages Lugo - San Roman de Retorta - Melide

What to see in the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo (Lugo Stage> San Roman de Retorta> Melide)

We start with the incredible historic center of Lugo and its walls they will not leave you indifferent.

In San Román de Retorta stands out its small Romanesque church of the S.XII

In Melide as a stage closing town we recommend the following places to visit:

> In the first place, we cannot pass without tasting its famous octopus, in any of its famous grocery stores. It also has a magnificent ethnographic museum, Terra de Melide, recently built and unique in the area. Gastronomy on the French Way It is one of the most famous not only on the Camino de Santiago but also at the level of Spain as a whole.

> In turn we highlight the Melide Cruiser They say it dates from the 10th century and they say that it may be the oldest in the entire Galician region. Next to this magnificent cruzeiro we find the Chapel of San Roque (Jewel of the Romanesque) and that many have found similar to the current € XNUMX ticket. The ticket simply reflects an example of a Romanesque in the strict sense and is not associated with any specific monument (thus avoiding problems). At least if we can say that the arcades and columns of the door of this Melide chapel look out on the purity and perfection of the Romanesque style.

> The Sancti Spiritus Church and the Romanesque temple of Santa María should also be highlighted.

> In the vicinity of Melide we can also visit the pre-Romanesque Church of San Antoniño de Toques, located in a spectacular setting in the middle of a waterfall that runs along the side of the Church. The pre-Romanesque church consists of a nave. Above the triumphal arch is a Romanesque carving of a calvary dating from the thirteenth century.

Out of the way of what to see in the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo but it is well worth a trip if we have time for it, in Sobrado dos Monxes, near Melide, 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 SX, as several writings have been found where it is cited. It has undergone numerous reforms from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth centuries.

Today the Sobrado dos Monxes Monastery Church is kept in good condition, as well as part of its monastic dependencies thanks to the work of the Benedictine monks who inhabit it. The Church dates from the XNUMXth century, in the Baroque style. The spectacular facade stands out with two slender towers. Its entire interior is worth admiring. The Monastery preserves three cloisters. It was declared a National Historic Artistic Monument.

Melide Stage - Arzúa

What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo (Melide Stage> Arzua)

In Boente stands out its Church of Santiago presided over by a carving of the XNUMXth century Apostle.

In Ribadixo do Baixo, after passing the bridge of medieval origin, the Ribadixo pilgrim hospital, the last historical space that remained open for pilgrims. In the Ribadixo recreational area we can stop along the way to refresh our feet in the river.

In Arzúa, the Church of Santiago stands out, with the Gothic Chapel of La Magdalena, belonging to a disappeared hospital. Along with a carballeira, the A Mota chapel also stands out.

And about 5 km away, off the route of what to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo, stands out the Pazo de Brandeso, where Valle-Inclan placed part of his novel Autumn Sonata. The Pazo is privately owned and cannot be visited. It is a stately building with a chapel on its main facade.

4 stage: Arzúa - Pedrouzo

What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo (Arzua Stage> Pedrouzo)

Firstly, we highlight the Parish Church of San Verisimo, in the town of Ferreiros.

In Santa Irene we can visit the Chapel of the Saint, which gives its name to the town. Hermitage dedicated to this Portuguese Holy Martyr. It also highlights a baroque fountain that they say has healing properties for the skin.

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 5: Pedrouzo - Santiago de Compostela

What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo (Pedrouzo Stage> Santiago de Compostela)

Before reaching Santiago, about 4 Kms approximately, the Monte de Gozo offers an incredible panoramic view of the city.

We finish our post of what to see on the Camino Primitivo from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela with the culmination in the city of Santiago de Compostela, where we find the most important monument on 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 in style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements from the XNUMXth century. With a Romanesque Latin cross plan, it has three naves divided by semi-circular arches, tribune, transept and ambulatory.

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

As a tradition and a finishing touch in our what to see and do on the Camino Primitivo from Lugo, any pilgrim who wants and can can attend the mass at 12 and 19.30 pm in the Cathedral. In it, with a little luck, you will be able to see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. * Year 2019 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 museum of the same, as well as the visit to the covers 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. .

The entire old town is spectacular, it takes us without realizing it to medieval times. In it is the Abastos de Santiago market. On the other hand you can also know the surroundings of Santiago and make excursions organized by the Costa da Morte and Rias Baixas.
Now what we recommend in our what to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Lugo is that you discover these incredible places for yourself and tell us what you found.

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