Arzúa - Rúa/O Pedrouzo

Arzúa - O Pedrouzo, Spain
St Eulalia Church in O Pedrouzo
St Eulalia Church

St. Eulalia is a church in the Romanesque-Gothic style built in the 17th century, close to the center of the village among typical Galician buildings. Great to visit during an evening stroll.

Arzua-Ulloa Cheese
Arzúa Cheese

Famous traditional cheese from the region. Made from whole cow milk, it is soft and smooth. There is a specific variety from this area that is sold at farmer's markets. The Cheese festival is held in town in March. Well worth a try!

Stage Profile Arzua - O Pedrouzo
Stage Profile
  • 12 miles (18 km)
  • 4-5 hours

This stage is transitional in nature and you will complete it comfortably. It is short and almost flat. During the second half of the stage, be careful, as you will need to cross the main road several times.

Description of the stage

This stage takes you through quiet forest paths with eucalyptus groves between villages that are so small with houses so spread out that it is hard to tell where one village ends and the next one begins. The scenery is one of the most beautiful throughout el Camino. Towards the end of the stage, you can visit the chapel and fountain of St Irene. Dedicated to the Portuguese Saint, the fountain is of Baroque style and its waters are said to have healing powers.

Most pilgrims choose to spend the night in O Pedrouzo because it has all services available and it is close by to Santiago. There are those that prefer to avoid the masses and stay at Santa Irene, but there are very few services available there.