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Portomarin Spain

Portomarin

Portomarin developed along both sides of the River Mino, the town was of strategic importance and always garrisoned first by the Order of Santiago, then …

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Palas de Rei Spain

Palas de Rei

Palas de Rei was referred to as the Royal Palace in the first pilgrims’ guide from the 12th century, however, there is little in the …

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Ponferrada on the Camino

Ponferrada

Ponferrada became a city in 1908 with a population of only 3,000 at that time. Today the population has grown to over 67,000 making it …

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Arzua Spain

Arzua

Arzua is the last large town you will pass through before Santiago, (pop circa 7,000). Historically there is little to see apart from the local …

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Belorado Spain

Belorado

Belorado with a population of just over 2,000 was a welcome resting place for me in 2004. I only walked 12km this day and rested …

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Viana

After the ravine known as “Barranco Mataburros” – the mule killer, you reach the plain where Viana can be seen in front of you. Viana …

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