Going to Santiago de Compostela Galicia

From Melide to Santiago de Compostela

From Melide to Santiago de Compostela

That morning, I left the city of Melide, walked through in the front of the Church of Santa Maria de Melide, and headed to the west.

Walking to Arzúa from Melide; Church of Santa Maria de Melide, Raído Village, Parish church of A Peroxa Villag and Arzúa Town Street.

Walking to Arzúa from Melide; Church of Santa Maria de Melide, Raído Village, Parish church of A Peroxa Villag and Arrived at the main stree of Arzúa Town.

Arzúa is a municipality in the autonomous community of Galicia. It has a population of 6,261 inhabitants.The main industry of this village is dairy farming; the cheeses are in particular famous. Cheese Festival of Arzúa is held the first weekend of March.

Arzúa City Hall on the Santiago Street

Arzúa City Hall on the Santiago Street

Views of Arzua; José Antonio Street. Narrow alley of pilgrimage. Fountain and statue on the Plaza de Galizia. Leaving Arzúa.

Views of Arzua; José Antonio Street. Narrow alley of pilgrimage. Fountain and statue on the Plaza de Galizia. Leaving Arzúa.

From Arzúa to the very small village, Santa Irene; General store of Outeiro. Village of Salceda. Fountain in Empalme the year 1999. Fountain in Santa Irene.

From Arzúa to the very small village, Santa Irene; General store of Outeiro. Village of Salceda. Fountain in Empalme the year 1999. Fountain in Santa Irene.

Santa Irene is a hamlet on the Camino de Santiago in the province of  A Coruña, Galicia. It has a population of 9 inhabitants (2013). It was named Santa Irene after the Saint Irene of Tomar (in Portuguese).

The chapel of Santa Irene Portugal consecrated from the 18th century.

The chapel of Santa Irene Portugal consecrated from the 18th century.

From Santa Irene to Santiago; Left Santa Irene, walking to the west in the forest. Rural Galician municipality, A Rúa. From this monument, going to Santiago. Santiago de Compostela Airport. San Paio Town. Going up this last slope…

From Santa Irene to Santiago; Left Santa Irene, walking to the west in the forest. Rural Galician municipality, A Rúa. From this monument, going to Santiago. Santiago de Compostela Airport. San Paio Town. Going up this last slope…

Monte do Gozo (Hill of Joy) is a hill of the village of San Marcos in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. The hill is at an altitude of 372m.

San Marcos Street and Monument at Monte de Gozo

San Marcos Street and Monument at Monte de Gozo

There is a small chapel near the Monument; Capela de San Marcos also called Hermitage of Monte do Gozo.

There is a small chapel near the Monument; Capela de San Marcos also called Hermitage of Monte do Gozo.

From the top of the hill the pilgrims on the Way of St. James get their first views of their destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Pilgrim Monument on the top of Monte do Gozo.

Pilgrim Monument on the top of Monte do Gozo.

From the Monte do Gozo, walking for about an hour it is the final destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Flowers from the area.

Flowers from the area.

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