Day 15: Palas de Rei – Arzua
Today is a long day, walking downhill for most of the way. Crossing many creeks where In the middle of your journey, you reach Melide. The famous Pulpo (octopus) of Galicia found in Melide is a mandatory stop.
Found here are two of the most renowned octopus restaurants in Galicia. Ezequiel and Garnacha.
Most of the way from Melide to Santiago you will find yourself winding your way in and out of pine and eucalyptus forest. There is also a steep descent into Ribadiso da Baixo.
Finally, arriving in Arzúa, the most significant city (6,000 inhabitants) before Santiago. Famous for its local cheese Queixo Arzúa-Ulloa. Visit the 14th-century Capilla de la Magdalena, all that is left of a former Augustinian monastery.