Pilgrims travelling from England or Flanders docked in A Coruña, guided by the Tower of Hercules – the famous Roman lighthouse. The city rises from a lovely peninsula, silhouetted between the Atlantic winds and the full force of the ocean light.
A Coruña- O Burgo
Length 9.8 Km
Estimated Duration 2h 30min
The city rises from a lovely peninsula, silhouetted between the Atlantic winds and the full force of the ocean light. The route begins in the old quarter, at Romanesque Santiago Church, some two kilometres inland from the iconic lighthouse. It continues on to Real Gate, close to María Pita Square, and then to Os Cantóns, along the lovely A Mariña Avenue. Follow Sánchez Bregua and Linares Rivas streets to Cuatro Camiños. Continue along Fernández Latorre and Pérez Ardá streets to the neighbourhood of Eirís. The route coincides with the king’s highway of Castile. We leave A Coruña and enter O Portádego, within the municipal area of Culleredo.
Take the promenade in O Burgo, an ancient port belonging to the Order of the Knights Templar. This section offers a view of Romanesque Santiago Church and the mills of A Acea de Ama, originally built by the monks of Sobrado in the 12th century. The English Route continues to Alvedro, descending to the medieval A Xira Bridge over the Valiñas River and entering the municipality of Cambre.