Looking for the Torre dos Andrade, you can find the Northern Way going down the street Concepción Arenal until you leave Vilalba to cross the River Magdalena by a restored mill. The medieval bridge of Ponte Rodríguez crosses the River Trimaz and the Camino goes past Seara, Gabín and As Turbelas until you reach San Xoán de Alba.READ MORE
The landscape is similar to that of previous sections, with tar roads and gravel roads, getting closer and even overlapping the N-634, with the autovía A-6 always in the background. The Camino crosses A Lamela, Contariz, Casanovas and Pígara to finish in Baamonde.
This town belongs to the municipality of Begonte. If your pilgrimage is around Christmastime, you may visit their automated Nativity. Baamonde has all services for pilgrims, and you can visit the church of Santiago and the museum of local sculptor Víctor Corral.
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What to do and see in Baamonde?
“By the parish church of Santiago, a 12th-century Romanesque church, there are three 18th-century “cruceiros” and a chestnut tree estimated to be 500 years old. Inside it, you can see the shrine for the Virgen del Carmen carved by the local sculptor Victor Corral.
As you leave Baamonde, the Camino enters the municipality of Guitiriz through a Roman bridge and the Capilla de San Alberte, a Gothic 13th-century chapel. Just beside it, you will find a Renaissance fountain, with medicinal waters said to help with speech impairment. In Parga, still in the municipality of Guitiriz and 6 km from Baamonde, you will find Fonte de Valdovín, of spring medicinal waters”.