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Camino de Santiago Route II

 CAMINO DE SANTIAGO ROUTE II (RUTA DE SANTIAGO II)

A variation of the Camino de Santiago Route, still starting at Villafranca and ending in Santiago de Compostela but with the fifth night at Vilalba and el Ferrol respectively.

Suggested access airports: Bilbao/Santander/Santiago de Compostela
 

7 NIGHT ITINERARY

First Night: Parador de VILLAFRANCA
An important milestone along the Camino de Santiago, and the last part of the route in the province of León. Villafranca was declared a site of historic and artistic interest in 1965. Among its many monuments, the Santiago and La Colegiata churches are of special note, as are San Francisco and La Anunciada Convents.

Second and Third Nights: Parador de MONFORTE
An important milestone along the Camino de Santiago, and the last part of the route in the province of León, Villafranca was declared a site of historic and artistic interest in 1965. Among its many monuments, the Santiago and La Colegiata churches are well worth seeing, as are the San Francisco and La Anunciada Convents.

Fourth Night: Parador de RIBADEO
This Galician seaside town lies on the border between Galicia and Asturias. As we near the end of our route, it offers a much needed rest, and the opportunity to discover some beautiful places, including various beaches, especially Catedrales Beach and those along the Ribadeo Ria. We also recommend San Damián Fort, Do Santos Bridge and the nearby town of Castropol.

Fifth Night: Parador de VILALBA
Near Vilalba, highlights include the natural areas along the Magdalena and Ladra rivers and the Alligal Medicinal Pool (Charca Medicinal), with its thermal waters. We also recommend visiting the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology, Cospeito (10 km.), Lagunas de Valverde (10 km.), and Mondoñedo (25 km.), as well as the cathedral and Diocesan Museum.

Sixth Night: Parador de FERROL
Galicia opens its doors to you in this seaside town, where you can visit the Magdalena Quarter and the area around the naval yard. The nearby city of A Coruña has a variety of interesting places to visit, such as the Lighthouse of Hércules, San Antón Archeological Museum, San Carlos Garden, and the baroque Dominican church. Beaches and nearby nature spots are also worth visiting.

Seventh Night: Parador de SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Santiago is a World Heritage City, offering travellers a wealth of sites to visit. We recommend Obradoiro Square with its beautiful cathedral, the university’s square, the ruas along which you can experience the life of the city’s inhabitants, palaces and churches, and museums such as the cathedral museum, Museum of the Galician People, or the Galician Center for Contemporary Art. You cannot help but be charmed by this city.

 

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