Stage 26: O’Cebreiro – Triacastela Distance: 21.5km
From the Albergue you can follow the camino route for 3km into the village of Liñares or take the track past the albergue straight on past a rest area and into a small woods.
At the other side of the wood the path turns right and after 2km leads into Liñares
Here you can visit the small 12th century Iglesia de San Esteban
Casa Rural Jaime *. Tel: (0034) 982 36 71 66
Go past the church and climb uphill to the Alto de San Roque where a large bronze statue of a pilgrim faces Santiago and the oncoming winds.
The Camino now runs alongside the road into Hospital de la Condesa
Hospital de la Condesa
Hospital de la Condesa was once home to a pilgrim hospital from which it derived it’s name.
Today you will find the 12th century Iglesia de Hospital which was partly restored in the 1960s.
Continue past the albergue onto the road, carry on until you reach a turn off signposted for Sarbugos. Take a right onto a path that leads you through the hamlet of Padornelo with it’s Ermita de San Oxan.
From here, it’s a steep ascent to the Alto do Poio
Alto do Poio
Take the road right at the café onto the path that runs parallel to the road into Fonfría
Continue on the tree lined track that runs parallel to the road then turns right into Biduedo
From here the path descends downhill all the way into Triacastela through Fillobal and As Pasantes where you can stay at theCasa Rural Caloto *. Tel: (0034) 982 18 73 47.
Carry on through Ramill and along the oak and chestnut tree lined track into Triacastela
Tricastela gets it’s name from the three castles that once stood here, none of which exist today.
The Iglesia de Santiago has a carving on it’s 18th century tower which depicts the three castles
Stone was taken from a local quarry during the construction of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Medaeival pilgrims would carry as much stone as they could to the kilns in Castañeda over 100km away.
There is a pilgrim monument in the town built in dedication to those who carried stone to Castañeda.
Today you’ll find many shops, bars and restaurants as well as plenty of accommodation to choose from.
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