In O Milladoiro–the humilladoiro where pilgrim ‘humbled themselves’, kneeling upon catching sight of the cathedral for the first time–Compostela begins to pervade the atmosphere. The route leads first to A Rocha Vella and A Ponte Vella across the Sar River.
Padrón- A Escravitude
Length 6.1 Km
Estimated Duration 1h 15min
The route departs along Dolores Street, crossing the Sar River before coming to Iria Flavia, today the municipality of Padrón. This was once a Roman city and later an episcopal see until the 11th century. After passing the foundation of Nobel Prize in Literature winner Camilo José Cela (who is buried opposite, in the cemetery of Santa María Collegiate Church in Adina), the route crosses the N-550 (we can take the way that diverts us to the right to avoid traffic). The Sar Valley is home to traditional small village such as A Pousa, O Souto, O Rueiro, Cambelas and Anteportas.
We come to the Sanctuary of A Escravitude. Behind it lie the valleys of Padrón and magnificent views of the lands of Amaía. The route then descends to A Angueirade Suso, followed by O Faramello and the pilgrim hostel at Teo (another accommodation option). It then climbs up to Rúa de Francos and then Osebe.