Camino Inglés (The English Way)

Alternative Route: A Coruña - Hospital de Bruma

31 km Difficulty
A Coruña is the other starting point in Galicia for the English Way, and pilgrims following this route join those coming from Ferrol in Bruma (Mesía). But before you leave, you must take a walk around the old town and its narrow streets until you reach the Plaza de María Pita, where you can see the statue of María Pita herself, and the Town Hall, before climbing the Monte de San Pedro, the best viewpoint in the city.

You should not miss the Art Nouveau architecture in the city, with the Casa Rey as its most relevant example, or have an evening drink with some tapas around Plaza de España, Barrera, Franja, Galera, Olmos, María Pita, Plaza de Vigo, the area around the Palacio de la Ópera…

The traditional path leaves from behind the church of Santiago, close to the Praza de María Pita, towards Os Cantóns. It continues through the Avenida da Mariña towards Catro Camiños, the Calle Fernández Latorre and the area of Eirís. You leave the city through the esplanade in O Burgo, 7 kilometres away from the starting point, to enter the municipalities of Culleredo and Cambre. Reaching Santiago de Sigrás indicates that you have completed 14 kilometres and that there is little left to reach the small town of Carral, famous for its bread.

After that, you leave for San Xián de Sergude and the municipality of Abegondo, to then climb back to Carral. As Travesas is thirty kilometres away from the starting point, already a few steps away from Bruma, where this section ends.
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Tips from our postmen and women

 José Francisco Iglesias, Correos of A Coruña.
 
“You should have a walk around A Coruña before you set for the Camino. You can begin at the Torre de Hércules, the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world still working today. If you walk around the city, you will see the largest set of glazed balconies in the world, this is one of the postcard pictures of the city. If you look at the walls on the doors, you can still see the large iron rings where boats used to be moored”. José Francisco Iglesias, Correos of A Coruña.

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.