Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)
Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)

Mombuey-Puebla de Sanabria

32km Difficulty
Pilgrims start this long section at the church of Santa María to then join the Vía de la Plata after reaching the spot that grants our route its name as a Camino de Santiago: Puebla de Sanabria. You leave Mombuey through a path flanked by trees that runs by the main road, and then you have to cross the bridge over the highway.

You must follow the milestones to reach Valdemerilla, with 4 kilometres already behind you, to see the church of San Lorenzo. The next village is Cernadilla, close to the route, at 3 kilometres, with its Baroque church of La Purificación and its belfry, which offers nice views of the area.

Once you reach Palazuelo you continue across forest paths and roads until you complete some twenty kilometres and reach Entrepeñas. Here you can find accommodation or else walk to Asturianos, a village with all services, and where there is chapel of the Virgen del Carmen. Some people decide to stop here as you still have another 15 kilometres to Puebla de Sanabria.

If you decide to continue, go towards Palacios de Sanabria, Remesal and Otero de Sanabria, with its church of Santo Tomás Apóstol, where there is a splendid Renaissance altarpiece. Once you reach Triufé, you have 4 kilometres left to your destination: the wonderful Puebla de Sanabria, where you can find history and art, and where you will join the many pilgrims walking on the route who start here towards Santiago de Compostela.

At Puebla de Sanabria you ought to visit the castle of the Condes de Benavente; it is now restored and is one of the best-preserved castles in Spain. You can also visit the church of Nuestra Señora del Azogue, with a human head in one of its façades; the museum of Gigantes y Cabezudos, figures several metres tall, made out of papier-maché; and the Escuela Micológica de Ungilde, a former school in town, which now houses an exhibition on local mushrooms.

Close to the town is spectacular Nature Park of Lago de Sanabria, the largest glacial lake in the Iberian Peninsula.
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Ana María Fernández González. Correos de Puebla de Sanabria.

“Before you come to the end of this wonderful section and get some well-deserved rest, you will find the village of Otero de Sanabria, 4 km away from the end. By the road, you will find a majestic sanctuary, presided over by the patron saint of the entire Sanabria county -Nuestra Señora de los Remedios-. The church houses an altarpiece with an image of Holy Mary that lorry drivers venerate as she guards them while they travel. There are also daily masses for those who are travelling on the road, such as, for example, our beloved pilgrims.” Ana María Fernández González. Correos de Puebla de Sanabria.

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Transfer Rucksack

 

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.

Send Bicycle

 

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.

Send luggage to Santiago

 

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 Payment Card

 

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.

 

Pilgrimage Stamps

 

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.

 

Send Parcels

 

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. 
 

 

Luggage Storage

 

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 Offices

 

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.