The Padrón – Santiago de Compostela stage is a return to urban trails designed for cars. After the Roman city, we start our way through the last forest we will find. The rest of the journey is amde by walking back to the road that has accompanied us all this time. THE N-550.
The crossing takes place in a space of social transformation, between villages and modern cities like O Milladoiro.
Arriving at the long-awaited capital is a whirlwind of emotions and feelings, always accompanied by pilgrims, visitors, and residents of the Galician capital. Following a straight line, we are greeted by the Chapel, Obradoiro Square, and for the end of our adventure.
It’s time to reap the rewards of the journey, rest, and start planning the next one.
You leave Padrón directly towards the countryside on the way to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Now, with your energy boosted in the morning, don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at the view from the top of the steps towards the church of Santiago.
By road 550 you will reach the village of A Escravitude. Visit the 17th century sanctuary that goes by the same name. The name comes from a miracle that took place there, in which a man suffering from a debilitating disease was saved by the Virgin Mary, freeing him from the slavery of pathology. A little earlier, if you get hungry, be sure to visit the Cafeteria Capricho. They serve a big portion of very tasty tostada dishes.
Just after the village of “milladoiro”, the first place where you can see the chapel of Santiago de Compostela, the countdown to the Galician capital begins. On the way down you will find the old bridge over the river Sar.
The place that marks, in a way, the entrance to the city of Santiago de Compostela. This landmark was inaugurated in 2008, on November 29th, by the mayor of the city, D. Xosé A. Sanchez Bugallo. From here the way is always straight ahead.
We have arrived! The city of Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia. With the city’s cathedral as the main attraction, there are many tourists in Plaza Obradoiro. The pilgrimage ends here, and at 7 pm there is a sermon dedicated to all who have made the journey. If you arrive early, take the opportunity to visit the spaces that this town has to offer. Like the alameda park, the perfect space for a snack and a moment of rest.
Yes, Santiago de Compostela has many hostels and hotels for pilgrims to rest for the last night. For many the walk goes on
Yes, buses and trains are very close to the city center. You might want to buy your tickets in advance so you can leave at a time that suits you.
The way to Santiago has several forks in the road. If you prefer you can go back home and when you feel the need to return, try another route.