From O Cebreiro, walking for one hour and 15 minutes, it’s the small village of Liñares.
From Alto de San Roque, going down gentle slope, a smalle village “Hospital de la Condesa” appears.
Hospital da Condesa is located on the Camino de Santiago in the province of Lugo, Galicia. The place was named after an old pilgrim hospital established in the 9th century by Doña Egilo, wife of Count Gatón. The village is located at an altitude of 1260m and has a population of 54 inhabitants.
Next village Biduedo is on the Camino de Santiago in the province of Lugo in Galicia.
It has a population of 31 hab. (19 men and 12 women). The village is located at an altitude of 764 meters.
Town of pilgrimage, Triacastela (meaning three castles) is a municipality in the province of Lugo, Galicia. It is along the route of the Camino de Santiago, so many of the pilgrams stop in the town’s albergues and restaurants.
From Triacastela, passed through two villages, called San Cristovo and Renche, and then went to Samos.
Left the village of Renche, walking the path for a while, a huge monastery appears below.
The Monastery of San Julián de Samos is a medieval monastery founded by St. Martin of Braga (Portugal c. 520–580, a missionary, monastic founder) in the sixth century.
Samos (Santa Gertrudis Samos) is a parish in the municipality of Samos in Sarria, Lugo. In the year 2007 it had 204 inhabitants. It is home to an abbey, the Royal Abbey of Samos, and the Benedictine monastery of San Julián of Samos. Economy of Samos is mainly agriculture and livestock,but characteristics of the village are its landscapes, hospitality, rural tourism and gastronomy.
From Samos, walking for about 3 hours, you can reach the next town of Sarria. The scenery on the way is amazing.
Sarria is a municipality in the province of Lugo Galicia. Sarria is the most densely populated town on the French Way in Galicia, with 13,700 inhabitants.
I reserved a room at the hotel Alfonso IX and walked around the town. Sarria is like a museum of churchs. Bored with churchs, I decided to go to the Sarria castle first.
The castle of Sarria, also known as the Sarria Tower, is located on a hill of the village of Sarria. It is unknown the origin of the construction, both the date and the founder. According to tradition, it is built in the mid- twelfth century.
The Chapel of San Salvador is opposite side of Sarria Tower of the Maior Street.
Left the Chapel of San Salvador and walkig the alley away up the hill, a magnificenta building appeared before my eyes suddenly, it was the Magdalena Monastery.
Mosteiro da Madalena was formerly an Augustinian monastery founded in the 13th century. A former community of Mercedarian (relief Institute) now resides here.
On the way back from the monastery there is a park, and overlook Sarria Town from there.
Getting back to the hotel through the slope of Rúa Maior (Mayor Street), I found interesting wall paintings. It is the Iglesia de Santa Mariña.
The present church of Santa Mariña (Church of Saint Mary) Sarria was built in the late nineteenth century on the ruins of an earlier Romanesque building of the thirteenth century.
Didn’t enter the church, walked around the neighborhood and went back to the hotel across the Sarria River.
On the way back from the monastery there is a park, and overlook Sarria Town.