Day 37: Palas de rei – Arzúa
Today you will find yourself walking downhill for most of the way. And crossing many creeks.
Reaching Melide about halfway into your day. A mandatory town to stop and enjoy the most famous Pulpo (octopus) in Galicia.
Two of the most renowned octopus restaurants in Galicia are found here, Ezequiel and Garnacha.
After a hearty lunch find yourself winding your way in and out of pine and eucalyptus forest. Soon you have a steep descent into Ribadiso da Baixo.
Finally arriving at the town of 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.