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 0.7 Km
Estimated Duration 10min
We cross the Sigüeiro bridge over the Tambre River and enter the municipality of Santiago.
We continue towards the small towns of Marantes and A Lameira until we reach and pass through the 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).
The route passes through the As Cancelas neighbourhood and then enters the Santiago town centre further down the road. 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.