CCG-Day 3: Portomarín – Palas de Rei

On Day 3:Portomarín – Palas de Rei, your walk of 25km passes through similar landscapes as yesterday. You exit from Portomarin crossing the river Miño, Galicia’s longest river. Then begins a steady uphill climb from 350m to 725m for 12km. This is a challenging yet not difficult section on and off the road.

In Ventas de Narón, you pass the small 13th century Ermita de Santa María Magdalena built by the Knights Templar. Soon off the Camino yet well worth the walk is Castromaior the circa 4BC to 1AD Roman ruins.

Your destination Palas de Rei, known as palace of the king due to a king having resided there, it is a small country town. With plenty of shops, bars and cafes you will discover most of town life revolves around the Plaza del Concello. Visit la Iglesia de San Tirso originally built in the 12th to the early 13th century. It has undergone numerous changes over the centuries with the only original part of the church, the Romanesque doorway.