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Pimitive Path

The first pilgrimage to Santiago

El Primitive Way It is the Way realized by the King Alfonso II in the ninth century to venerate the newly discovered tomb of the apostle.

Steps

The Primitive Way is the first route that was made as a pilgrimage to Santiago. When King Alfonso II the Caste learned that they had discovered the remains of the apostle. It is one of the toughest roads, despite not being numerous stages such as the Trances or the North has frequent slopes.

In today's stage we will start with a small ascent to the top of the Fresno, later a steep descent will bring us closer to Cornellana. That with its monastery of San Salvador welcomes the pilgrims who wish so. Pilgrims who wish to do so may continue a few more kilometers to the town of Bodeyana or La Espina

On this day we will have small ascents until we reach the town of La Espina. Later we will follow the road from a distance to get closer to El Pedregal and end our day in Tineo.

Today is one of those stages that we will talk to our friends. As if it were a roller coaster today we will go up and down at numerous times. Thanks to the unparalleled nature and landscapes that the Camino offers us today will be a hard stage but which we will enjoy.

In this stage we will reach the high point of the Primitive Way. At the top of the Port (more than 1000 meters) we can see unparalleled views of the entire province of Lugo.

Today we will have a slight walk compared to yesterday's hard day.

Today we finally arrive in Galicia and we can feel more closely the presence of the Saint. Today we will climb Alto del Acebo, the climb despite being long is pleasant and affordable. Finally we will arrive at Grandas de Salime where we can regain strength to continue approaching our goal.

Today we will continue with a hard stage, the main characteristic of this Primitive Path. We will be able to enjoy the views offered by the Galician forests along the way. And we will also meet the old Montouto Hospital, which was once used to provide asylum and care for pilgrims.

Today's stage leaves the ascents and descents of previous stages behind but gives us a long mileage day. Remember that between Castroverde and Lugo we will not have many services. It is convenient to arrive with strength to Lugo to enjoy all that this city has to offer us.

Between asphalt and dirt roads we will reach San Romao da Retora. Where we will meet a small hostel of the Xunta. We can also extend the day more and extend the day to Ferreira. Where we will have different private hostels.

Today we will meet pilgrims of the French Way. Which means that in addition to being closer to Santiago, the typical agglomerations of the last 100 km on the French route begin. In Melide we can not stop trying the famous Octopus a feira.

In this quiet stage we will leave the province of Lugo to reach A Coruña. Finally in Arzua we will meet Pilgrims from the Northern Way.

We only have 40 km left for our coveted destination. Today we will follow the national road to spend the night in O Pedrouzo. Which will allow us to arrive the next day to Santiago for the Pilgrim's Mass.

Today we can only enjoy the climb to Monte do Gozo. If we want we can get off the Camino a bit to enjoy the Pilgrim's sculpture. And descend from there to the Plaza del Obradoiro where we will meet a million emotions after this long Camino.Today we only have to enjoy the climb to Monte do Gozo. If we want we can get off the Camino a bit to enjoy the Pilgrim's sculpture. And descend from there to the Plaza del Obradoiro where we will meet a million emotions after this long road.

Points of interest

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Temple of San Miguel de Lillo

The pre-Romanesque church of San Miguel de Lillo (in Asturian, Samiguel de Lliño), dedicated to San Miguel Arcángel, was sent to build towards 842 by King Ramiro I on Mount Naranco, in the surroundings of Oviedo. It is located a few meters from Santa María del Naranco. Possibly it is the one that, according to the Albeldense chronicle, this monarch ordered to build next to its palaces, with function of palatine church. In principle it could be dedicated to Santa María and San Miguel

Monastery of Santa María la Real de Obona

The monastery of Santa María la Real de Obona, is a Benedictine temple located in the town of Obona, in the municipality of Tineo, in the autonomous community of the Principality of Asturias. 14 of May of 1982 was declared National Monument.
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Doriga Palace

The Doriga Palace, located in the town of Doriga in the council of Salas, is an interesting example of a stately building with a defensive, half residential character. The original nucleus is a medieval square tower, built in the fourteenth century, which is part of the current palace. In the fifteenth century a townhouse cubic body is added; however, it will be the constructive activity of the first years of the 16th century, centered on the palaces, that configures its current appearance.

Lugo Cathedral

The cathedral of Santa María de Lugo is a Catholic temple, episcopal headquarters of the diocese of Lugo, located in the city of the same name, in Galicia. In 2015, in Unesco's approval of the extension of the Camino de Santiago in Spain to «Caminos of Santiago de Compostela: French Way and Paths of Northern Spain », was included as one of the 21 elements registered individually
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