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Melide

Distance to go (km)57.4 km
Elevation455 m

Where to sleep

Name Price Type Places Amenities Pilgrims' rating
Albergue San Antón €10 private 46
  • Currently 5.00/5
Vilela €10 private 28
  • Currently 5.00/5
Albergue Pereiro €10 private 45
  • Currently 4.50/5
O Cruceiro €10 private 72
  • Currently 4.50/5
O Apalpador €12 private 30
  • Currently 4.43/5
Albergue Melide €10 private 42
  • Currently 4.00/5
Albergue de Peregrinos €6 municipal 156
  • Currently 3.83/5

About the town

Pilgrims walking the Camino Primitivo join the Camino Francés at Melide.

Melide's history has always been connected to Santiago de Compostela and the pilgrimage. In fact this is one of the reasons the town exists.

In 1320 the Archbishop of Santiago granted several privileges to Melide. Among others the town could build a castle, fortify the area by walls and charge taxes.

When staying in Melide, do not miss one of the masses in the Church of Santa Maria, always full of pilgrims, or the "polbo á feira" a very typical food of the area (one type of octopus fried on iron plate). There are special restaurants offering polpo and wine dinners.

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Melide

Routes passing through town

What to see

Iglesia de San Antonio

Puerta románica de San Roque

Iglesia de Santa María y San Pedro

Museo Etnográfico

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