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Camino Inglés (The English Way)
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Alternative Route: A Coruña - Hospital de Bruma

Sigüeiro - Santiago de Compostela
31 km

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.

How to get to Variante: A Coruña

The airport of Alvedro is 8 kilometres from the city centre of A Coruña and has direct flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, London, Lisbon and Amsterdam. The airlines operating those flights are Air Europa, Iberia, Tap-Portugal and Vueling. Asicasa (+34 981 231 234) links the airport with the city by bus. There is also a taxi stand. 
 Alsa reaches A Coruña from different Spanish destinations. There are city bus lines from the bus station, you can check all lines here.
The railway station of A Coruña is at Calle Joaquín Planells Riera (+34 902 320 320) and there are daily trains to Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao-Irún. There are also commuter trains to Santiago, Vigo, Ferrol and Monforte de Lemos. Please check timetables at Renfe.

The toll-highway AP-9 goes from the Galician-Portuguese border all the way to A Coruña through Vigo, Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela. Likewise, it links the city with Ferrol. Besides, the Autovía del Noroeste (toll-free) connects A Coruña with Madrid and the Autopista de Carballo (toll highway) also gets you to the city. 

Tips from our postmen and women

What to do and see in A Coruña?

José Francisco Iglesias
José Francisco Iglesias

“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”. 


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A Coruna, inicio de la variante del Camino Inglés
A Coruna, inicio de la variante del Camino Inglés
Puerto de Coruna, Camino Inglés
Puerto de Coruna, Camino Inglés
Plaza de María Pita en A Coruna
Plaza de María Pita en A Coruna
Hórreo en el Camino Inglés
Hórreo en el Camino Inglés
Albergue de Bruma
Albergue de Bruma
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