The Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo (Primitive Way) is the oldest and millennial pilgrim route. It was traveled by Alfonso II El Casto when he walked to Santiago de Compostela to recognize the remains of the Apostle. The complete journey connects Oviedo to Lugo and finally ends at the Cathedral of Santiago.
Oviedo-Grado Stage

What to see in the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo (Oviedo Stage> Degree)

In Oviedo it is worth a tour of its entire old town, in which its walled enclosure, its medieval city and its monuments will transport us to the origin of the city in the XNUMXth century.

As the most important monument to highlight the San Salvador Cathedral, from the XV century. Numerous came to her pilgrims in the Middle Ages, which were diverted to Oviedo to visit it. Hence comes the popular saying who goes to Santiago and does not go to El Salvador, visits the vassal and not the Lord. Due to its numerous reconstructions, it has different artistic styles, although the predominant one is flamboyant. The Holy Chamber stands out for its relics of great value, its numerous chapels, the Old Tower, the Cloister, the Chapter Hall and the altarpiece of the High Altar.

In the Cathedral Square we can admire a set of noble buildings.

In San Lázaro de Paniceres, its Hermitage of medieval origin stands out.

In Premoño, there is the Chapel of Santa Ana.

In Grado we can see the Chapel of Sorrows, gray and pink limestone. We can walk its streets and admire its Indian architecture in houses and villas.

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What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo (Degree Stage> Rooms)

In Cornellana, the Monastery of San Salvador stands out, from 1024.

In Salas we can admire the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the Palacio de Valdes Salas, in which its medieval tower stands out.

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What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo (Salas Stage> Tineo)

In Tineo we can find the Church of San Pedro, which is believed to have been founded by the Order of the Temple. It preserves its original Romanesque tower and doorway. We can also find La Ermita de San Roque along with the Fuente de las Musas. It is worth noting its numerous palaces arranged throughout its entire council.

Tineo-Pola de Allende Stage

In Borres, the parish church of Santa María de Borres stands out, one of the oldest in the council.

In Pola de Allande we can observe the Cienfuegos Palace, which was built on the basis of a primitive building of the XNUMXth century and that underwent remodeling in the XNUMXth century. It has a very sober appearance given its defensive nature.

The Church of San Andrés and its Indian houses are other points of interest that we can visit in this town.

Pola de Allende-Berducedo-Grandas de Salime Stage

In Berducedo, the parish church of Santa Maria, from the XNUMXth century, stands out.

La Mesa is a small town belonging to the Grandas de Salime council.

In Grandas de Salime, the Church of San Salvador stands out, a former collegiate church located in the center of the town. The early Church dates back to the XNUMXth century, although in the XNUMXth century a great reform was carried out. From it the old Romanesque cover is preserved surrounding the baptismal font.

We can observe the Ethnographic Museum inside which we can immerse ourselves in the forgotten rural world remembering the old trades, customs, ancient traditions ... which has been overcome by technological advances and by the industrial era.

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Fonsagrada, known as the sacred source of the pilgrims. One of the best waterfalls in Galicia (Semeira de Vilagocende) is very close to this town. We can visit the Church of Santa María, in baroque style. We can not stop going to the source, they say that miraculous, which gives name to this town.

In Cadavo we can visit his recreation area, in which his sculptural group stands out, belonging to the project that Gaudí conceived for the temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Throughout the entire municipality we can see vestiges of the military culture. As well as numerous Churches and Hermitages.

On the other hand we can not stop enjoying all its nature, which will be accompanying us throughout our Camino de Santiago.

Cadavo Baleira-Lugo Stage

In Villavade we can contemplate the Church of Santa María.

In Castroverde, its Castle fortress stands out, built on the ruins of an old castro of the XNUMXth century, today only the Tribute Tower is preserved.

And to end our What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo, in Lugo, we can admire its walls, fortification of more than two kilometers. It is the only one of Roman origin that retains its entire route. You could not stop visiting the Roman Baths, as well as the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia de la Boveda and the Cathedral of Santa María. Other important monuments are: The Episcopal Palace and the Palace of San Marcos, among others.

What to see on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

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