TGC- Day 3 Morgade to Portomarin 10km

Today Day 3 Morgade to Portomarin, from Morgade you will walk a gentle decline all day. Passing small villages through the beautiful rural areas of Galicia. Through forests of oak and chestnut trees, with meadows in between.  Eventually descending into Potomarin where, if the waters are low you will see the remains of the medieval town of Portomarín that disappeared under the reservoir waters in the 1950s when Franco (Dictator) built a hydroelectric dam 40 kilometres downriver and flooded the original town.

The most important monuments are the churches of San Nicolás and San Pedro. Along with some of the cherished 16th and 17th-century manor houses or Pazos that were transported stone by stone high above the river to the new village of Portomarin. The square in the centre of town boasts most of the historic monuments including the Pazo Del Conde da Maza.

Buen Camino