The small village of Hospital de Bruma belongs to the municipality of Mesía, in the province of A Coruña. A small village where only about 40 neighbours live together and which has no other services than a small hostel and a vending machine.
But the importance of the passage of pilgrims is evident in this place due to the existence of an old pilgrims’ hospital, hence its name. This hospital is documented in the year 1175, it was erected next to a chapel, nowadays also disappeared. Monarchs such as Charles V of Habsburg spent the night there in 1520. The pilgrims’ hostel is located on land adjacent to the old hospital, and is the last public shelter until you get to Compostela.