06 – Bruma to Sigüeiro

Bruma to Sigüeiro was easy compared to the last day

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Bruma to Sigüeiro doesn’t have many things to tell. Compared to the last step – Betanzos to Bruma – it’s an easy path and also a beautiful one. The thing that i loved in this path was the sunshine in Bruma and all the fields around with different shades of green, yellow, orange, brown and blue.

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07 – Sigüeiro – Santiago

18km is the distance from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela. Easy to do.

The last step of the Camino Inglés is Sigüeiro to Santiago. The overall distance is around 18km and it is easy to do. Most flat terrain and a mixture of rural/ city landscape.

There is nothing special to say about this path in my opinion. Oh yes! There is one thing! Here, we found the only metal plate indicating the remaining distance to Santiago: 11km and 185 meters! The other metal places of the Camino probably were stolen.

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The journey can be resumed in the following image:

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Overall journey from Sigüeiro to Santiago

When we arrive to Santiago de Compostela, in the Plaza da Paz we made a different approach to the Cathedral just to pass in other monuments of the city. If you choose to go by the indicated path you will miss some things in the way. But of course… the journey is a personal experience, so choose yours.

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Plaza da Paz, in Santiago de Compostela. Different approach when arriving to the Cathedral

Some of the photos of this path.

05 – Betanzos to Bruma

Betanzos – Bruma is one of the most beautiful paths in Camino Inglés. Nice landscapes and almost none civilization. But it can be tricky!

June 8th, 2016. In the previous day we had visited A Coruña. It was raining, but luckily it stopped at the end of the day. So, this was the most difficult path to organize. First, we had many italians in the albergue, that were used to hike and also were leaving the albergue at around 6:30 – 07:00. (i learned a lot with this italians!). We also left at 7:15, and catched some fog during the next 2 or 3 hours. Continue reading “05 – Betanzos to Bruma”

04 – A Coruña (just visit)

Visiting A Coruña was a refreshing “stop” in the Camino Inglés. An opportunity to visit a major city of Galicia.

Well. I am from Porto, Portugal. It is not far to visit A Coruña. But both me and my gf never had visited this city. So, the best opportunity to do it was when we were close. VERY CLOSE!

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02 – Ferrol to Pontedeume

Let’s go! Ferrol to Pontedeume!

So, in fact, we can consider this step as the first one of the Caminho Inglés, starting in Ferrol.

Obviously, in the previous post, we started the Camino in the Ferrol port and then we walked around 3km of the Camino Inglés, till a hostel nearby the path.

In this post, we will start our journey at the Ferrol Hospedaje, near the “Diapasan Roundabout”.

In short, in one friday, we left Porto at 10a.m. and arrived Ferrol at 5.30p.m (local time). Then, we visited Ferrol till 9p.m, when we arrived Ferrol Hospedaje.

Now, we will start one the longest distances of the Camino Inglés (not the 33km, from the Ferrol port, but 29km till Pontedeume).

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01 – Ferrol (visit and starting the Camino)

Visiting Ferrol and starting the first 3km of the Camino Inglés

Ferrol is a small city located at 50km from A Coruña.

I’m not the best person to talk about Ferrol, but from what i’ve read it is an important city for Spanish Navy and also because it was here that the dictator Franco was born.

From what i saw, Ferrol was nicer from what i had seen in photos and google street view. Yes, it is a quite old and dark city but we had lucky to see it with a spectacular sunset.

There are many churches and a central park where we have a series of street coffees and plenty of people gathered. Easily we can see the major spots of the city in 2 hours. We weren’t running and we saw many things and still had time to initiate the Camino Inglés.

The train and bus station are situated neat the Plaza de España and you will easily visit Ferrol in 3hours. We arrive at 5.30p.m, we loose ourselfs a little, due to a GPS failure, but did see the Concello de Ferrol, had time to go again to Plaza de España do buy things in the supermarket, we visited the main garden, the Rúa dos Irmandiños (where you will see some major churches), we went to the port, started the Camino, visited the Iglesia de San Francisco, and had time to arrive at 8.45p.m at Ferrol Hospedaje.

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