CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM FERROL TO SANTIAGO
El Camino de Santiago from Ferrol, as well as leaving from A Coruña, they became in the XNUMXth century the two main starting points of the English Way.
Thanks to their strategic location, Scandinavians, Flemings, English, Scots and Irish used the sea roads with great intensity to reach Spain and start the pilgrimage. The Jacobean pilgrimage and its different itineraries began to have great fame throughout medieval Europe.
STAGES CAMINO DE SANTIAGO INGLÉS FROM FERROL
Day 1: Arrival in Ferrol. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage from Ferrol to Puentedeume (28,5 kms)
Day 3: Stage from Puentedeume to Betanzos (21 kms)
Day 4: Stage from Betanzos to Bruma (24,5 kms)
Day 5: Stage from Bruma to Sigueiro (24,8 Kms)
Day 6: Stage from Sigueiro to Santiago de Compostela (16,5 kms)
Day 7: Breakfast – End of our services
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The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.
We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.
As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.
What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino de Santiago from Ferrol to Santiago?
The popularity of the English Way is growing in recent years, its landscapes and varied gastronomy also contribute to it. The typical gastronomy of this tour is undoubtedly exquisite, varied and we could say that with options for all tastes.
In this guide we are going to talk about some of the most popular dishes that you can find from El Ferrol to Santiago. As you know, Galician gastronomy is so extensive that what you can find here is not exactly the same as the native cuisine of the Portuguese section, for example.
Typical dishes from El Ferrol to Santiago
Although the restaurant offer is quite varied, opting for typical dishes will always be the best choice you can make. In addition, they are easier to find, they are also cheap compared to others, so it is a win-win, you stretch your budget and enjoy the local flavors.
Among the typical dishes of the English section that for no reason should you stop trying, the following are worth mentioning:
First of all you should know that this is one of the oldest breads in all of Galicia, having a whole week of celebration every year.
Neda is a small town with no more than 5.000 inhabitants but which has gained recognition thanks to its wonderful bread. There are records of its consumption since 1589 and since then the recipe has remained practically intact.
Made by hand, with “extremely pure” water, it is a true delicacy among pilgrims and everyone who arrives. Its shape is rounded, rustic and but quite spongy inside.
Turnip tops from Ordes
Turnip tops are one of the most traditional vegetables in all of Galicia. They are so common that you can find them practically on any road in the region, especially during the winter season. These are shoots, quite similar to turnips, but deep green in color.
They have an intense flavor, very intense, in fact, before preparing them They are washed in warm water with the intention of shading this power a bit. They are usually cooked directly in a broth made with salt pork and served with potatoes. It is delicious, simple, but extremely nutritious.
If we had to define it in a simple way, we could well say that It is a Galician empanada, Originally from Pontedeume. It is believed that this recipe arrived in Galicia through some Italian monks who arrived around the XNUMXth century.
It is made from wheat flour and is made up of several layers of meat. Normally it is usually pork loin, ham and chicken or fish and shellfish, although it may vary depending on the area where you are, each layer is separated by a special layer of dough.
When thinking about empanadas we could say that it is a cheap product, although in this case it is not entirely cheap. Its preparation takes a long time, in addition to the number of ingredients.
It is quite similar to the famous Santiago's cake. Its origin dates back to a old recipe book dating from the late nineteenth century.
In its preparation, almonds, sugar and egg yolks are used, the latter being the main ingredient. For this reason, some areas are known as yolk tart.
The main difference with respect to that of Santiago is that in this case the almonds are the ones that are most abundant in the preparation. Likewise, flour is not used for the manufacturing process.
Where to eat from Ferrol to Santiago?
Best places to eat from Ferrol to Santiago
In the stretch from Ferrol to Santiago there are a number of establishments that are well worth enjoying, both for their good attention as its exquisite gastronomy, where traditional flavors will always be protagonists.
Among the best places to eat from Ferrol to Santiago are:
Inn or Galo (El Ferrol)
Developed in Calle de Rúa María 104 bajo, it is one of the most famous in all of Ferrol if you are looking for traditional cuisine. It is popular with both locals and pilgrims.
Their attention is 10, although without a doubt the star is its varied and exquisite menu, where we are sure you will hallucinate. The specialty of the house are the octopus and the scallops, the latter being quite popular.
The quality-price ratio is more than adequate, always with fresh ingredients and preparations made at the moment.
Inn or Pot (Betanzos)
At Calle del Mercurio number 10, Mesón O Pote is a family and traditional establishment in Betanzos. It is an option especially suitable for tortilla lovers. With many years of tradition, his star preparation has made him the winner of countless awards inside and outside Spain.
Apart from the wonderful tortilla, its menu offers among other delicacies such as razor clams, scallops, Padrón peppers, octopus, croquettes or the always delicious roast meat.
Anton Veiras (Ordes)
Apart from being a wonderful option to eat, this rural house also offers quality accommodation to pilgrims.
With over three centuries of history, this old farmhouse was lovingly restored. The restaurant is located in what used to be the winery. His specialty of course is traditional cuisine, where fish and shellfish will always be protagonists.
As a curious fact, they must have added pasta, since, although they are not so common, pilgrims requested it to regain strength.
Maceta Restaurant (Santiago de Compostela)
On Rúa de San Pedro street, A Maceta is a perfect establishment to eat, drink and enjoy once the pilgrimage is over.
In the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, his proposal is a kind of fusion between many cultures. It refers to the pilgrims who arrive from all corners, with fresh products from local producers.
The space could not be more welcoming, making you feel at home from the first moment you arrive. Has a exquisite and very well-kept wine list, all coming from the wineries in the area.
How to get to Ferrol
We indicate the different options of How to get to Camino de Santiago organized starting in Ferrol. Location from where you can get the certificate of the "The Compostela”When traveling the minimum required distance of 100 Kilometers.
Option 1: Private car: You can park in the Hotel Parking where you stay or in the vicinity of it. Another option is to request private parking.
Option 2: Train (Renfe). Direct trains every day from Madrid and Barcelona.
Option 3: Plane
The closest airport to Ferrol is A Coruña (45 Kms) and as another alternative it would be Santiago de Compostela Airport (90 Kms). And from there:
- By bus / taxi to A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela and from there, also by bus or taxi to Ferrol.
- Private transfer with us: pick up at A Coruña or Santiago Airport and direct transfer to Ferrol. Consult us service fee.
What to see and do on the English Way starting in Ferrol (travel guide)
STAGE FROM FERROL TO 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, with granite architecture from the XNUMXth century. It is a very good experience to go through 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.
In Narón, the Monastery of San Martiño de Xubia O couto stands out, dating from the XNUMXth century; the portico and the bell tower of the XNUMXth century. The Church consists of three floors with three naves, on the outside stands out the profane sculpture of corbels (monster heads, bovid asses...)
In Neda, the Church of Santa Maria from the XNUMXth century stands out, the hospital for pilgrims of 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 convent of Santo Agostiño, the Chapel of As Virtudes, the homage tower of the Andrade castle (XNUMXth century), the Church of Santiago and the Town Hall stand out.
STAGE FROM PUENTEDEUME TO 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.
STAGE FROM BRUMA TO 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.
STAGE FROM SIGUEIRO TO 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 in style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements from the XNUMXth century. With a Romanesque layout with a Latin cross, it has three naves divided by semicircular arches, a gallery, a transept and an ambulatory. Highlight, by master Mateo, the Porch of Glory, the best sample of Spanish Romanesque.
As a tradition, all pilgrims who want and can attend the 12 midnight mass in the Cathedral. In it, with a bit of luck, he will be able to see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. Another of the traditions is the hug to the image of the Apostle Santiago and the visit to his crypt. It is a must to visit its 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 a pilgrim's hospital.
The entire old town is spectacular, it takes us without realizing it to medieval times. In it is the Abastos de Santiago market.
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.
Booming English Way
The route of the English Way is becoming fashionable in recent years. Its landscapes, its towns, its gastronomy and the less crowding compared to other routes, such as the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago they are contributing to it.
- Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
- Special breakfast
- Travel assistance insurance in Spain
- Informative digital dossier of the road
- Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
- Roadside telephone assistance
- Luggage transfer in the stages
- 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
- Pilgrim's credential
- Pilgrim's Scallop
- Galician Typical Product
- No cancellation fees
- Up to 15 days before starting the Camino
Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.
- Single room supplement: consult
- Dinner supplements: Consult
- Extra night in Santiago
- € 80 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
- Divide Stage Ferrol-Puentedeume (2 stages)
- € 75 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
- Additional luggage
- If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
- 1-day excursions (Bus)
- Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
- Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
- Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)