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Itinerary Primitive Way Routes Lugo to Santiago de Compostela

Day 1. Arrival at LugoDay 1. Arrival at Lugo

Your starting point in this way, Lugo, is a city with many interesting sites. Some of them are the Lugo Wall (built by the Romans and declared as World Heritage site by the UNESCO), the Wall Interpretation Centre, the Mosaics House, the City Hall with its Tower Clock and the Cathedral of Santa María.

Accommodation in Lugo.

Day 2. Stage 1: Lugo – San Romao Da Retorta (19,7 km)Day 2. Stage 1: Lugo – San Romao Da Retorta (19,7 km)

Breakfast in Lugo.

The first stage will take you from Lugo to San Romao Da Retorta, a small village with a great pilgrimage tradition. There you can visit the church of San Romao Da Retorta and see the replica of a Roman Milestone that was found in the village. The original one can be visited in the Diocesan Museum of Astorga.

Accommodation in San Romao Da Retorta

Day 3. Stage 2: San Romao Da Retorta – Melide (27,7 km)Day 3. Stage 2: San Romao Da Retorta – Melide (27,7 km)

Breakfast in San Romao Da Retorta.

In Melide, town of pre-Roman origin, you can see the front of the Romanesque Church of San Pedro, a “cruceiro” from the 14th Century (considered as the eldest one in Galicia) and the Terra Museum of Melide (the old Sancti Spiritus Monastery-Hospital). In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste the Galician gastronomy, specially the famous octopus from Melide.

Accommodation in Melide. 

Day 4. Stage 3: Melide – Arzúa (29 km)Day 4. Stage 3: Melide – Arzúa (29 km)

Breakfast in Melide.

Moving forward on the Way, you will pass by Arzúa, which offers many places to visit, such as the Convent of Magdalena and the Church of Santiago.

Accommodation in Arzúa.

Day 5. Stage 4: Arzúa – O Pedrouzo (19 km)Day 5. Stage 4: Arzúa – O Pedrouzo (19 km)

Breakfast in Arzúa.

Soon before arriving at Santiago, you will finish this stage in O Pedrouzo, belonging to the O Pino “concello”. Here you will find the memorable Chapel of Santa Irene.

Accommodation in O Pedrouzo.

Day 6. Stage 5: O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (20 km)Day 6. Stage 5: O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (20 km)

Breakfast in O Pedrouzo.

Ready for the last stage, you will leave O Pedrouzo heading to Santiago de Compostela. Once in Santiago, you will be surrounded by many landmarks. The main points of interest are the Cathedral and the Square of Obradoiro, but that does not mean those are the only remarkable places, as it is also recommendable to take a stroll around the historic district, to taste the gastronomy and to visit some other iconic buildings such as the Catholic Monarchs Inn, the Monastery of San Martín Pinario or the Pazo of Raxoi.

Accommodation and Breakfast in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7. Breakfast in Santiago de CompostelaDay 7. Breakfast in Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast in Santiago de Compostela and end of services