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Samos (Spain)

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Samos (Spain)

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Samos is in Lugo, Galicia.

Understand[edit]

There is no doubt that the Samos Monastery with its aqueduct earns the highest praises from the visitor, but we cannot forget other important monuments such as the Romanesque Chapel "El Salvador", also known as the Chapel of the Cypress (9th century), that was constructed in the Mozarabic style. Of note also are the ruins of the Roman wall.

Here in the municipality of Samos you will find a multitude of beautiful churches (all of which are remarkably well preserved), such as the church of Teiguin, located in the area bearing the same name and directly opposite the outer stone Museum of Foxos.

A large number of important people from monarchs to politicians and those from the art world found themselves seduced by the charms of this village. You will enjoy the path around the Royal Abbey and the impressive "Paseo de Malecon", in addition to others such as: The River Path (Camino de Santiago) from Samos to Pontenova, "Serra do Edramo", Literary and Artistic route of the poet Fiz Vergara and Nature Path and Pleasant Environment of the Royal Way.

For those needing to rest and recuperate, there are several places providing accommodation where one can rest. In addition you will find restaurants where you can enjoy dishes made with local products, especially the delicious trout and eels of the area. Not to be missed is the exquisite typical dessert, the sponge cake "bizcochos" of Samos, whose recipe was created in the monastery more than 250 years ago.

Needless to say, no pilgrim ever leaves Samos without taking a photo at the pilgrim monument.

Get in[edit]

On the Camino de Santiago, Samos is 10km walking from Triacastela and 15km walking to Sarria. Samos is on LU-633 between Sarria and Tricastela

Get around[edit]

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk the Paseo de Malecon (Paseo de Rio)
  • Relax by the Rio Sarria
  • Attend Vespers and Pilgrims' Mass at the Church at 7:30 every evening in the summer

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Bizcochos from the small grocery store across from the Casa de Bizcochos as you enter Samos on the Camino de Santiago
  • Napolitanas, Croissants, Empanadas and fresh bread at the Panaderia de Samos

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel A Veiga - pilgrim menu for 11EUR
  • Albaroque - pilgrim menu for 10 and 15EUR
  • La Victoria

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Cafe Espana
  • Abadia

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Contact[edit]

Concello de Samos - [email protected] Monastery - 982 546 046, [email protected]

Get out[edit]

To continue on to Sarria on the Camino de Santiago, follow the road out of town. About 3km later, look to your right at Restaurante Pontenovo for the trail to continue through the countryside, as opposed to following the road, LU-633 all the way into Sarria. Be aware that there are no services between Pontenovo and Calvor (7.2km)

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