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Stage 11: Ponte Ulla-Santiago de Compostela

Stage 11 of the Winter Way, from Ponte Ulla to Santiago de Compostela, marks the final stretch of the pilgrimage. With approximately 20 kilometers, this route is characterized by the excitement and anticipation of reaching the venerated city of Santiago. Pilgrims will experience a combination of rural trails and urban areas, culminating in the majesty of the Cathedral of Santiago.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Ponte Ulla: Starting point that offers pilgrims a last look at its historic Roman bridge and the tranquility of the rural environment before entering the final stage.
  • Teo: Town that is crossed on the way, providing a gradual transition towards the urban presence of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Final destination and summit of the pilgrimage. The entrance to the city offers walkers a gradual view of the majestic cathedral, creating a unique atmosphere of excitement and achievement.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: The most significant monument of the stage and the St. James Way in general. The cathedral, with its imposing façade and the famous Plaza del Obradoiro, represents the highlight of the pilgrimage. Pilgrims can admire the Gothic architecture and enjoy the striking religious symbolism.
  • Historical Monuments in Santiago: As pilgrims approach the center of Santiago, they will find numerous historical monuments, charming squares and cobblestone streets that tell the rich history of the city.

Stage 11 of the Winter Way not only represents the end of the physical journey, but also the beginning of the spiritual experience in the venerated Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This final stretch is imbued with deep meaning and offers pilgrims the opportunity to reflect on their journey before reaching the sacred destination.

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StagesCamino de Invierno | Winter Way

Etapa 1

Ponferrada - Las Médulas

28 km
3/5
7h15m
Etapa 2

Las Médulas-El Barco de Valdeorras

27 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 3

El Barco de Valdeorras-A Rúa de Valdeorras

12 km
1/5
3h
Etapa 4

A Rúa de Valdeorras-Quiroga

27 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 5

Quiroga-Monforte de Lemos

33 km
4/5
7h20m
Etapa 6

Monforte de Lemos-Chantada

30 km
5/5
7h30m
Etapa 7

Chantada-Rodeiro

25 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 8

Rodeiro-Lalín

22 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 9

Lalín-Silleda

16 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 10

Silleda - Ponte Ulla

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 11

Ponte Ulla - Santiago de Compostela

25 km
2/5
6h

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