Full of energy, after yesterday’s quiet stage, and excited at the imminent arrival at the tomb of Santiago the Apostle, today, we undertake the last stage on the Camino Ingles to Santiago.
Today’s stage can be divided into two parts. The first section, which takes up two-thirds of the day, and one that runs through wooded and rural environments, parallel to the layout of the national road. And a last stretch, in which we enter Santiago de Compostela, to the cathedral itself, crossing various neighbourhoods in the north of the city.
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Itinerary stage Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela
16.5 kilometres separate Siguiero from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The route runs on firm ground in good condition and faces some slopes, but these are quite moderate.
Sigüeiro (km. 0). Beginning of stage.
Practical tips for this section: La Xunta de Galicia has recently made modifications to the layout on this stage and some of the sections described in this guide could have been modified. You will find the modifications duly signposted. Buen Camino!
We begin the last stage of the Camino Ingles next to the Casa del Concello. Past this, we take the street next to the bar and turn left by Rua do Tambre. On the first street to the right, by Camino Real, we continue to the exit of the town.
We cross the River Tambre, which divides the Oroso council and that of Santiago de Compostela; and we turn left to head, uphill, to the Church of A Barciela. A stone path leads us to the airport road. We cross it, and continue straight (km. 1.4), along a wooded section.
We keep ascending. At the first fork that comes across our path, we turn left, and at the second, we go back to the left. Two other junctions, which we take on the right, bring us to the AP-9 motorway, which we cross through a tunnel.
In the parish of San Vicente de Marantes (km. 4,2), we pass through the hamlets of A Rua Travesa, A Torre, and Agualada. The pilgrim path passes around the back of the Hotel San Vicente and next to the Chapel of Agualada.
Agualada (km. 5,3).
Practical tips for this stretch: At the end of this section, at the entrance to the Tambre industrial estate you will find the first bar of the day. Buen Camino!
We advance about 300 metres and pass under the N-550 road. Next to a marker that announces that 11,185 kilometres to the capital are left to go, we turn left and continue to Vilauso, from the parish of San Cristovo de Enfesta.
We turn left, taking an asphalt track that runs along the national road N-550, to the Sionlla bridge. At 200 metres from the bridge we turn right and pass under the high-speed railway tracks. We continue parallel to the road to the back of the Castro Hotel and reach the Tambre industrial estate (km. 11.2).
Polígono de Tambre (km. 11,2).
Practical tips for this stretch: At the entrance to Santiago de Compostela, the signage becomes somewhat confusing but there are so many pilgrims on its streets that it is almost impossible to get lost. Buen Camino!
We cross the estate always going straight along Via Galileo. We go onto to Rua do Tambre, in Meixonfrio. A few metres later, we take the right, Rua do Rio (km. 13.1).
On the rise, we go onto Rua Camino dos Vilares, which we continue to our left. We go down to Camino do Chan de Churros, from where we can begin to see the cathedral towers.
We cross the Parque Pablo Iglesias, where the Ponte Mantible aqueduct is located. We go onto Avenida Castelao and cross Avenida Xoan XXIII, to continue along the parallel Rua da Pastoriza.
Straight ahead, we link with Rúa dos Basquinos. We continue along Rua Santa Clara that transforms into Rua dos Loureiros. We cross Porta da Pena and Plaza de San Martin Pinario and take Rua da Troia.
At the end of this, we turn right by Rua da Acibecheria, where the pilgrims who come from Monte do Gozo converge, following the path of the Camino Frances. Through the Plaza de la Inmaculada we advance the last metres to our longed-for destination, the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela (km. 16,5). The end of the Camino Ingles.
Practical tips for this stretch: On arrival in Santiago de Compostela you will find some rituals that will occupy much of the day. The city also has several sites that are worth a visit, so we recommend that you spend more than one night in the compostelana capital. Congratulations pilgrim, you have completed the camino Ingles! See you soon!
In the Plaza del Obradoiro we put our backpack on the floor and look up at the majestic cathedral that rises before our eyes. Excited and sharing kisses and hugs with many of the companions who have shared kilometres with us, and who are slowly coming to the square, we become aware of the beautiful experience we have lived.
After taking a look and taking the appropriate photographs, it is time to visit the tomb of Santiago the Apostle. We climb the steps of the Cathedral, admire the Portico de la Gloria and get in the long line to embrace the image of Santiago at the Altar Mayor (from 9:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30) and go down to his tomb (from 7:00 to 20:30).
Other rituals that pilgrims usually do upon arrival in Santiago de Compostela are: go to the Pilgrim’s Mass at 12 o’clock and gently hit the statue of Matthew on the head, it is believed that this gesture helps to increase our intelligence.
Some pilgrims leave the religious part aside and go on their arrival to the Pilgrim’s Office, located at Rua das Carretas, 33, to request the Compostela. Here you will also have to queue to fill out the application form.
When our turn comes, the office staff will check our credential, add a last stamp and issue the Compostela to us. An official document certifying that we have completed the Camino de Santiago, for which you must have travelled at least 100 kilometres if done on foot.
If you do not plan to sleep that night in Santiago de Compostela, you can store your backpack in the Official Consignment office of Campus Stellae, located in the Plaza de las Platerias.
From here you can also ship material to Spain or other countries of the European Union. Remember that if you do the tour with us, we also take care of these last logistical details so that you can enjoy the capital of Santiago de Compostela without worries.
Comments stage Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela
Here are some tips for the last stage on the Camino Ingles.
Precautions stage Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela
The last day on the Camino Ingles is not at all difficult. It is a short tour, which will allow us to reach Santiago de Compostela at the time of the pilgrim’s Mass.
Food on the stage Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela
In Santiago de Compostela you can enjoy excellent gastronomy, as well as a good tapas culture. Here are some typical dishes.
- All kinds of shellfish
- Galicia soup
- Galician-style octopus
- Fish: prepared in different ways
- Galician beef
- Bacon with turnip tops
- Tarta de Santiago
- Orujo, coffee or herb liqueur
- Ribeiro wine
Services on the stage Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela
Get to know the main healthcare services, cafes, ATMs and restaurants that are located on this stage of the Camino Inglés.
Map from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela
Check the map with the route and locations that the stage runs through.
Profile from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela
Find out about the profile, altitude and degree of difficulty on each section.
What to do on the stage from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela
To find out what to see and what to do on this stage, you can go to the section about What to see and what to do on stage 33 of the Camino Frances.
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