Camino Mozarabe

Puebla de Sanabria to A Gudiña

Puebla de Sanabria has a 13th century church and a 15th century castle

Puebla de Sanabria old town

Figures on the door of the 12th century church in Puebla de Sanabria

Habones (beans), typical Sanabria food

Castle on the Tarta de Sanabria cake

Puebla de Sanabria – Requejo (13.0 km)

Just out of Puebla a Roman bridge crosses the Castro River

The 18th century parish church of Terroso is dedicated to Santiago Apostol

A pleasure to walk on a soft path worn deep by centuries of pilgrims

Church at Requejo de Sanabria has a unique access to its three bells

Requejo to Lubián (23.0 km)
The works for the high speed railway (AVE) have disrupted the original Camino so we followed the road, easy walking if monotonous and adding a few kilometers. We climbed 350 meters steadily to the highest point on the Camino, 1,350m at Alto de Padornelo before descending to Lubián.

An ancient cross near the highest point of the Camino (1350m) at Padornelo

Tempting, but we decided against carrying a ham from the shop at the Alto de Padornelo pass

Typical house in this part of Spain …

… stone steps and wooden balconies (Lubián)

Lubián to A Gudiña (25.6 km)

The baroque Santuario de la Tuiza near Lubián is in a lovely spot

It’s a beautiful walk along granite slabs through the flowing water.

Water 1
Water 2
Water 3


Climbing up through the wildflowers …

… until we reach the Portela da Canda at 1260m and the border with Galicia

La Iglesia del Cristo y el camino, A Vilavella

Galician/Portuguese style Chapel of Nosa Señora de Loreto at O Pereiro

Across rocky mountain plains

Spring flowers make a hard day seem easy

We passed this cross on the way into A Gudiña