Today Day 39/40: O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela you face your last walking day on Camino!
The first half runs through a rural landscape, similar to prior days.
From Lavacolla you walk through the airport, highways, and urban and residential areas. Then you reach Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) 5km before the city centre. From here you will glimpse the spires of the Cathedral in Santiago.
The entrance to the old city of Santiago (100,000 inhabitants) is stunning, an incredible walk through the historic city streets leading you under the Arco del Obispo where you make your triumphant entrance into the Plaza del Obradoiro, Congratulations!
This night is one of celebration, the City will be brimming with Pilgrims and Locals alike enjoying the local cuisine and wines. Sharing tales of their Camino and for many saying farewells to their Camino Friends.
*Don’t forget to go and get your Compostela. The location will be noted on your daily map
Day 40 Enjoy your last day and explore this Historic City with its many specialised Tapas bars and restaurants, meet other pilgrims with whom you have shared joys and sorrows during so many days, some of them you will never meet again others will be friends for the rest of your life and some of you will have found love!
If you were late arriving yesterday you can attend the midday pilgrims mass and look around the famous Cathedral of St. James which forms the city’s heart and watch the collection of pilgrims arriving into the square as they finish their epic journey as you did yesterday.
The end of this unique experience, unless of course, you are heading to Fisterra!