The English Way

Stage: Sigüeiro - Santiago de Compostela

  • Length 16.6 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 3h 20min

We enter the Municipality of Santiago via the neighbourhood of Meixonfrío, site of a country inn where pilgrims and travellers would stop to take a break. A Coruña Stone Cross is located nearby, close to a castro (pre-Roman fortified settlement).

Sigüeiro- A Barciela

  • Length 0.8 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 10min

After passing Sigüeiro Bridge, we enter the Municipality of Santiago. Keep to the right side of the road, following the dirt path that runs parallel to it.

 

Sigüeiro - A Barciela

A Barciela- Santiago de Compostela

  • Length 15.8 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 3h 10min

After reaching A Barciela Church, continue on to what is known as the Fonte do Inglés (Englishman’s Fountain). After leaving O Tambre business park (leading manufacturing incubator in the Galician capital) behind, continue along Vía Galileo and O Tambre Street. The route reaches the neighbourhood of Meixonfrío, site of a country inn where pilgrims and travellers would stop to take a break. A Coruña Stone Cross is located nearby, close to a castro (pre-Roman fortified settlement).

Continue downhill into the city centre of Santiago. We pass the Xunta de Galicia administrative building in San Caetano Street and the pilgrim monument. Continue along A Pastoriza, Basquiños and Santa Clara streets. After passing Santa Clara Convent, continue along Loureiros Street to A Pena Gate, one of the entrances to the city when it was walled (12th–19th centuries). We soon reach San Martiño Pinario Square, A Troia Street – where the famous student guest house was located – and finally, A Acibechería Street, which leads to the north façade of Santiago Cathedral.

A Barciela - Santiago de Compostela