Camino Francés - Samos

Information about Samos

Samos is a beautiful village located in Lugo, in the region of Sarria and on the French Way. A beautiful and quiet place that invites you to spend a pleasant stay among natural landscapes and architectural heritage. Not to be forgotten either is its delicious gastronomy and the opportunities for hiking lovers that this land offers. The villa has all the elements to dedicate to the enjoyment.

What to see and do in Samos

The monastery of Samos

The monastery of Samos is located next to the river Oribio, which flows along its walls. This building offers the visitor a nice contrast between its simple exterior walls and the beautiful and sophisticated granite cloisters. The whole building is built throughout different periods, so it has Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque constructions. This is a sight of great architectural beauty that should not be missed when passing through this charming village.

The façade stands out, as it gives the impression of being incomplete because it has neither towers nor a central crown or attic. It has two 18th century baroque style bodies, with a great personality. Above the door is the figure of San Benito, work of the sculptor Ferreiro and created in baroque style. The door is accessed by an 18th century stately staircase inspired by that of the Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela. A marvel from beginning to end.

Monastery of Samos - Samos