A Calle / Santiago de Compostela – Stage 3 (29.7 Km)
The route passes through Carballo, crossing Casanova de Pereiro until it gets to A Ponte Pereira bridge, which is possibly of medieval origin. After crossing A Ponte Pereira, the path goes into a wood to cross through Carrás, a grazing land with numerous springs that often make this route impassable at this point. We carry on to Baxoia and reach Sigüeiro, a town of medieval origin (12th century) and the current administrative head of the municipality of Oroso. Once in the population centre, we continue along the Rúa Real, ending up at the medieval bridge over the River Tambre. After crossing the bridge, the route enters the city of Santiago running parallel to the river, all the way to the Church of Barciela and carries on to the so-called “Fonte do Inglés”. It goes past the area of Tambre, heading towards Meixonfrío, entering the urban centre of Santiago along the Cruceiro de A Coruña, passing in front of the administrative buildings of the Regional Government of Galicia and the pilgrim monument by Jose María Acuña, to carry on along the streets of A Pastoriza, Basquiños and Santa Clara, with the monumental Baroque facade of the Convent of the Order of St. Clare. The route continues along Rúa Loureiros to the Porta da Pena gate, all the way up to the Praza de San Martiño Pinario. It carries on along Rúa da Troia and joins up with Rúa da Acibechería at the northern facade of Santiago Cathedral.