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The French Camino de Santiago from Sarria is the most travelled stretch of the pilgrimage.
Here you will enjoy stunning landscapes, lush forests and charming villages.
If you choose this route, you can savour traditional Galician culinary specialities such as Arzúa-Ulloa cheese and visit medieval castles such as the Castle of Pambre.
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Night at Sarria
Once you arrive in Sarria, we recommend that you take a stroll around the village and gaze upon its monuments and streets, where you can start soaking up the atmosphere of the Camino. This picturesque village has historical landmarks that are well worth exploring, such as the Monastery of the Magdalena and the Castle.
You can also relax in Chanto Park, or have a coffee in the village centre.
From Sarria to Portomarín
Night at Portomarín
Your Camino will begin with this stretch that runs alongside peaceful paths between centuries-old oak trees and historic granaries. The village of Portomarín is located on the banks of the Minho River and has lovely monuments worth visiting such as the Church of San Nicolás, renowned for having had to be moved to another location when its original site was flooded after the construction of the Belesar reservoir.
From Portomarín to Palas de Rei
Night at Palas de Rei
After leaving Portomarín behind, the Camino starts to climb as you ascend the Serra de Ligonde. You can visit the villages of Gonzar and Castromaior, where the beautiful Romanesque Church of Santa María is located. You will then continue downhill to Palas de Rei, site of the famous Pambre Castle, a well-preserved 14th century fortress that will transport you to a dream-like world.
From Palas de Rei to Arzúa
Night at Arzúa
This stage will take you along winding paths and beautiful scenery, whose most stunning and ever-present feature is the Iso River. When you get to Arzúa, we recommend you visit the church of A Magdalena, although in this case the star of the show is a food: the cheese bearing the designation of origin of Arzúa-Ulloa, which you must try.
Given the length of this stage, we offer you the possibility of dividing it into two parts, spending one night in the town of Melide, where you can enjoy monuments such as the old pilgrims' hospital, which today is a museum, or the Chapels of San Antonio and San Roque. We also suggest a culinary stop to taste the famous local octopus 'á feira' (boiled in copper cauldrons with potatoes and sweet paprika).
From Arzúa to O Pino
Night at O Pino
This stage of the route begins with a descent that runs through magical forests and streams that create an idyllic landscape. This is quite an easy section, so you may like to take the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene and the Church of Santa Eulalia de O Pedrouzo.
From O Pino to Santiago De Compostela
Night at Santiago de Compostela
When you leave O Pino, you will head towards the end of your journey via Lavacolla. You will then journey to Monte do Gozo, where you will be able to glimpse the towers of the cathedral on the horizon. You will arrive in Santiago through the neighbourhood of San Lázaro, winding down towards the historic city centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, until you reach Plaza Obradoiro, where you will finally see the Cathedral of Santiago from up close. If you like and managed to get an early start, you can attend the pilgrim's mass, celebrated at 12 noon.