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You will be combining asphalted roads and paths. Today you will leave Lugo and you will walk towards San Román da Retora. There are just 20 kilometers between both places so you can keep calm. You will have two options: conclude in San Román or get to Ponte Ferreira, in Palas de Rei.
You will start going through the Rúa de San Pedro street. Once you get to the Plaza Mayor square you will have to get to the Plaza de Santa María square after going through the staircase. Then you will continue through the Rúa Bispo Basulto street to get to another square, where you will find a fountain devoted to San Vicente Ferrer, you will have to turn left to get to the Rúa do Miño street. You will cross a tourism office to get to the Pazo de Orbán s Sangro country house that is currently a hotel.
Then you will get to Porta Miñá and Porta do Carme leaving the city that is inside the city wall. We will descend to a rural area and must pay attention to signals. You will have to cross through Calzada da Ponte to get to the Minho river. You will have to cross the river over a bridge called A Ponte Vella and then you will have to go to the right to see the Capilla de San Lázaro chapel that is located next to the Minho river and in front of the viewpoint called Blanco Amor. You will have to cross Louzantea and then cross the national road through a tunnel. Then you will get to the LU-2901 and you will walk through it towards Burgo and Palas de Rei. It has no hard shoulder but it has a path parallel to it. You will get to San Vicente do Burgo where you will see a baroque church from the 18 century. Continuing through the same road you will get to Poutomillos and once you get to a crossing the way continues straight forward. Nevertheless there is a signal that will indicate you an optional way towards Santa Eulalia de Bóveda. This Romanesque sanctuary from the 3rd Century worshiped Cibeles Goddess and later Saint Eulalia. It is the only building of these characteristics in all territory of the Old Roman Empire. Returning to the Way, we continue for about one kilometer to a diversion to the right towards Bacurín and its Romanesque church dedicated to Saint Miguel. Besides, we will find Saint Miguel’s pazo, on a field full of trees.
After some kilometres you will be walking through paths surrounded by fields and forest and you will get to Lugar de San Pedro de Mera where you will return to the asphalted road again. Then you will cross San Pedro de Baixo and Taboeiro where you will find an establishment where you and rest for a while before getting to the end.
You are now in Guntín, where you will find the Iglesia de A Retorta church, you are really close to the hostel located in Castrelo, the end of your stage.
What to see
We could give you all the information available about this stage and about all the other stages. We can also plan all your journey so your own worry is walk and get to Santiago.
What to eat
- Pimientos de Mougán
- Galician stew mainly made with pork and vegetables
- Typical peppers
- Typical bread
- Typical beef meat
Bear in mind
As explained in the stage description, there are different ways to end this stage. A good alternative is to pass the night in Ponte Ferreira, in the municipality of Palas de Rei and about seven kilometers away from San Romao da Retorta. Another possibility is to continue until As Seixas, five kilometers away, with different options to spend the night. This stage is easy for everyone.What to see
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