Camino Primitivo from Lugo
The Camino Primitivo is famous for being the first documented pilgrimage route to Santiago.
If you begin this route in Lugo, you will pass through peaceful forests and farmlands in the heart of Galicia.
This is the perfect alternative if you are short of time to do the Camino and you want the Compostela credential when you arrive in Santiago.
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Night at Lugo
Now you’re here in Lugo, we recommend visiting the famous Roman walls, some of the best preserved in Europe and are more than 2km long.
What's more, Lugo's old town has many charming spots, so don't miss out!
From Lugo to Ferreira
Night at Ferreira
Leave Lugo through the oldest gate in the City Walls, head towards the San Lázaro neighbourhood until you cross the old Roman bridge.
Then continue to San Roman de Retortas through some farmlands and leafy forests.
From Ferreira to Melide
Night at Melide
On this stage you will continue through Toques and end up in the A Coruña town of Melide, where the Camino Primitivo joins the Camino Francés.
At this point, we recommend stopping to try the "pulpo a feira" (Galician octopus) that can be found in the famous "pulperías" (small grocery stores) very typical of the area.
From Melide to Arzúa
Night at Arzúa
Due to the very few kilometres between you and your next stop, you can enjoy some of the charming villages along the Camino, such as Boente and Castañeda, until you reach Arzúa.
This town, famous for its cheese, gives its name to the designation of origin Arzúa Ullua.
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 Pedrouzo, 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.