Melide Galicia Spain

Camino Route, from Sarria to Melide

Camino Route, from Sarria to Melide

Cross the medieval stone bridge over Rio Pequeno, leaving Sarria for the west.

Cross the medieval stone bridge over Rio Pequeno, leaving Sarria for the west.

Left Sarria, for approximately one hour, passing through the first village Barbadelo.

Left Sarria, for approximately one hour, passing through the first village Barbadelo.

Next village Ferreiros, the population is 65, the main industry is stock‐farming, and Parish Church of San Salvador.

Next village Ferreiros, the population is 65, the main industry is stock‐farming, and Parish Church of San Salvador.

Marcadoiro Village; Mountain path with stone walls, Parish church of Marcadoiro, Hórreo (Traditional barn in the region), Classic house.

Marcadoiro Village; Mountain path with stone walls, Parish church of Marcadoiro, Hórreo (Traditional barn in the region), Classic house.

Beautiful masonry houses in Marcadoiro. What kind of life do the local people live?

Beautiful masonry houses in Marcadoiro. What kind of life do the local people live?

From Marcadoiro to Portomarin; Small Village Loio, Regional Slate Roofing Huose, Miño River and Distant View of Portomarín, Cross the Bridge to Portomarín Village.

From Marcadoiro to Portomarin; Small Village Loio, Regional Slate Roofing Huose, Miño River and Distant View of Portomarín, Cross the Bridge to Portomarín Village.

Portomarín is a municipality in the province of Lugo. It has a population of 2008 (in the 2001 census). The town of Portomarín was constructed and built next to a Roman bridge over the Minho River and rebuilt in the Middle Ages.

Arrived at Portomarín

Arrived at Portomarín

In the 1960s the Miño River was dammed to create the Belesar reservoir, putting the old village of Portomarín under water. The most historic buildings of the town were moved and reconstructed in the new town.

Streets of Portomarín

Streets of Portomarín

Town Hall on the praza of Conde de Fenosa, Portomarin

Town Hall on the praza of Conde de Fenosa, Portomarin

Church of San Nicolás (San Xoán) and San Pedro

Church of San Nicolás (San Xoán) and San Pedro

The church of San Nicolao was built at the end of the 12th century. The nearby church of San Pedro, which is Romanesque, dates from the 10th century.

After leaving Portomarín, get to the village called Gonzar in about an hour. Santa Maria Gonzar is a parish in the municipality of Portomarín in Lugo. It has a population of 51 inhabitants.

Scenery of the village, Gonzar

Scenery of the village, Gonzar

Get to Ligonde village walking for two hours from Gonzar. Ligonde is a parish in the municipality Monterroso, province of Lugo.  It is located about 76 km from Santiago de Compostela and has a population of 196 inhabitants. 

The cruceiro (Galician stone cross) dates back to 1670. Passing in front of the cruceiro enter the Ligonde village. Surprised, suddenly cattle appeared. Fountain for pilgrims.

This famous cruceiro (Galician stone cross) dates back to 1670. Passing in front of the cruceiro enter the Ligonde village. Surprised, suddenly cattle appeared. Fountain for pilgrims. Passing through the village, headed to the next destination, Palas de Rei.

Photos between Ligonde and Palas de Rei; Path to Palas de Rei, traditional barn hórreo, public laundry, pastoral village.

Photos between Ligonde and Palas de Rei; Path to Palas de Rei, traditional barn hórreo, public laundry, pastoral village.

Palas de Rei is in the province of Lugo Galicia, the population was 3,268 inhabitants in the 2009.

City Hall of Palas de Rei

City Hall of Palas de Rei

Church of San Tirso de Palas de Rei

Church of San Tirso de Palas de Rei

City center, old town, streets and statues of Palas de Rei.

City center, old town, streets and statues of Palas de Rei.

From Palas de Rei, many small communities lie ahead.

From Palas de Rei to the village of Leboreiro;Leaving Palas de Rei. Iglesia San Sebastián de Carballa. Farmer's house in this area, Another horreo and Celtic Church of Santa Maria Leboreiro.

From Palas de Rei to the village of Leboreiro;Leaving Palas de Rei. Iglesia San Sebastián de Carballa. Farmer’s house in this area, Another horreo on the village of Leboreiro.

From Leboreiro to Melide; Medieval stone bridge the edge of Laboreiro. Gothic cross on the park of Madanela. The small village of Furelos. Across the Roman Bridge to Melide Town.

From Leboreiro to Melide; Medieval stone bridge the edge of Laboreiro. Gothic cross on the park of Madanela. The small village of Furelos. Across the Roman Bridge to Melide Town.

Melide is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous of Galicia. It has a population of 7,578 inhabitants.

Melide City Hall

Melide City Hall

Scenery of Melide; City center of Melide. Rord side mile stone of Camino de Santiago. Market Square with crowded shoppers. Central park. Park on old castle ruins.

Scenery of Melide; City center of Melide. Rord side mile stone of Camino de Santiago. Market Square with crowded shoppers. Central park. Park on old castle ruins.

Cruceiro (stone cross monument) and next Chapel San Roque on Rugo Street.

Cruceiro (stone cross monument) and next Chapel San Roque (built in the 13th century) on the Rugo Street.

Sancti Spiritus Church built in 1498 is the former convent, located on Praza Convento Melide.

Sancti Spiritus Church built in 1498 is the former convent, located on the Praza Convento Melide.

After the churchs, I engoed the famous Grishian cuisn “Polbo á feira” traditional Galcian dish. Polbo á feira “fair style octopus” is known as polbo estilo feira and polbo á galega. It’s made from a octopus or devilfish (Galician, polbo).

The most famous pulperia (octopus restaurant) in Melide. Boilling and cooking a octopus. The cuisine is served on a traditional wooden plate.

The most famous pulperia (octopus restaurant) in Melide. Boilling and cooking a octopus. The cuisine is served on a traditional wooden plate.

I believe that Japanes fish dishe is the best in the world, however, the polbo á feira (octopus dish) was very tasty.

Flowers on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Melide

Flowers on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Melide

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