Stage 33: Ourense-Cea

Stage 33 of the Via de la Plata, which goes from Ourense to Cea, stands out for offering pilgrims a varied experience between urban environments and rural landscapes. With a distance of approximately 22 kilometers, this stage is known for its well-marked trails and its calm atmosphere. Walkers will enjoy the cultural and natural wealth of the region as they advance towards their destination.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Ourense: Starting point of the stage, Ourense is a thermal city that combines historical architecture with modern life. Pilgrims can explore its streets, visit the Cathedral and enjoy the hot springs before starting the day.
  • Cea: End point of the stage, Cea is known for its historical and cultural heritage. This small rural town offers pilgrims a welcoming atmosphere and the opportunity to discover the essence of Galician rural life.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Ourense Cathedral: Before starting the walk, pilgrims can visit the Ourense Cathedral, an outstanding Romanesque monument with Gothic and Renaissance elements. Its imposing façade and its interior rich in sacred art are unmissable.
  • Roman Bridge of Ourense: During the departure from Ourense, pilgrims will cross the Miño River through the Roman Bridge, a historic structure that offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.</li >
  • Church of Santa María A Nova (Cea): Upon reaching Cea, walkers can admire the Church of Santa María A Nova, a religious building with architectural elements from different periods that reflect history of the region.

Stage 33 combines the urban experience of Ourense with the rural serenity of Cea, providing pilgrims with a varied and enriching stretch on their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesVía de la Plata

Etapa 33

Ourense - Cea

22 km
5h 30m
Etapa 34

Cea-Dozón (O Castro)

15 km
Etapa 35

Dozón (O Castro)-Silleda

28 km
Etapa 36


24 km
Etapa 37

Outeiro-Santiago de Compostela

18 km

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