Camino Francés: Stage 33
O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (19,4 km)
Santiago is very close Some pilgrims want to get Santiago quickly to see the cathedral, but there are other pilgrims that do not want to get to Santiago soon because arriving means that this incredible journey gets to the end. The best is once you get to the Plaza del Obradoiro square and you see the amazing cathedral. This is a stage.
The way is waiting for you!
Today is an important day! Just 20 kilometers left to get to Santiago de Compostela. If you started this adventure in the very beginning you have walked 740 kilometers. You should get up early because you should get to Santiago before 12:00 pm that is when the pilgrim’s mass is celebrated.
You will leave O Pedrouzo going back and after 500 metres turning left. You will walk through a path among eucalyptus and other trees. Through this path, you will get to San Antón a village that belongs to Arca and that is located next to the Brandelos river. Then you will walk to Amenal crossing a river and also a national road through an underpass to get to Cimadevila.
The end of the stage and the end of the way is near. You will see lots of crosses that other pilgrims put in a fence for years. Then you will a huge monolith that has the shape of a staff, scallop shell and pilgrim’s pumpkin that is the official announcement that you are now in Santiago.
After walking near the airport and crossing a secondary road you will enter in San Paio and then you will go through A Esquipa and Lavacolla. After crossing the Iglesia de San Pelayo de Sabugueria church you will cross the N-643 to go to Vilamaior and then you will walk next to the main buildings of the Galician TV channel. Then you will go through San Marcos to get to Monte do Gozo where is located the biggest hostel in Santiago de Compostela that was open in 1993. Here you can see the first time the cathedral, once you get here is normal to feel happiness and also being excited because you see the end.
You will leave Monte do Gozo and you will walk through a neighbourhood called San Lázaro, after crossing a huge roundabout you will see a building that is used like an auditorium and also a sculpture made by a local artist that welcome everyone to this amazing city.
Then you will walk through a neighbourhood called Os Concheiros, named after the old tradition of selling scallop shell to pilgrims. A little bit after you will enter in the old town of Santiago through the Calle de Casas Reais street, the Plaza de Cervantes square A little bit after you will enter in the old town of Santiago through the Calle de Casas Reais street, the Plaza de Cervantes square Now there is only left the passage where street musicians will welcome us playing their instruments, before the majestic Plaza del Obradoiro.
You can finally look up and enjoy the moment after reaching our objective: Santiago’s Cathedral is right in front of us. We can now leave our bag as we walk to the center of the square searching for the best picture to remember the experience.
The cathedral is here, you will be very excited, and this is the end of the journey.
¡Welcome to Santiago de Compostela!
What to see
After lots of hard stages, after hundreds of kilometers, today you will get to Santiago, where St. James’ mortal remains to rest. The best option is to rest before visit Santiago. If you have any doubts about this city, please contact us, we will help you.
What to eat
All the typical Galician gastronomy, especially fish and seafood. But you also should taste all types of meat and dishes made with meat. They should be enjoyed with the most exquisite wines of Ribeira Sacra, such as godello, mencía… For dessert, we should not forget the traditional Santiago’s cake, with home made liquors, or a good queimada.
Bear in mind
This is the best stage and also the easiest one, because at the end you will be in Santiago. There are no important impediments for people with reduced mobility.What to see
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Santiago de Compostela
- Population> 95.612
- Town > Santiago de Compostela
- Province > A Coruña