Day 15: Palas de Rei – Arzua
Today you have a long day ahead of you.
Walking downhill for most of the way, crossing many creeks. In the middle of your journey, you reach Melide. A mandatory stop to enjoy the most famous Pulpo (octopus) in Galicia. Two of the most renowned octopus restaurants in Galicia are found here, Ezequiel and Garnacha.
From here pretty much most of the way to Santiago you will wind your way in and out of pine and eucalyptus forest. Eventually, you come to 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. While there visit the 14th century Capilla de la Magdalena, all that is left of a former Augustinian monastery.