Sarria French Way

Information about Sarria

We are in front of one of the most important localities of Lugo, a town with a charm that will not leave us indifferent if we choose to visit it. Sarria takes great importance in Galicia due to the French Way. Many pilgrims choose to start their pilgrimage in this town, walking only 100 kilometres to Santiago, the minimum distance to get the Compostela.

Being l in the middle of the Jacobean route, the medieval history is closely linked to the pilgrimages and had shelters such as the hospital of San Antonio where they received bed, food and care.

What to see and do in Sarria

Monastery of A Magdalena

This is one of the most emblematic buildings in Sarria, also known as the Convent of La Merced. A construction that stands out for its church, with a plateresque façade and its gothic cloister.
Nearby is the Miradoiro do Cárcere, with a modern transept, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the town, as well as the old Preventive Prison, a prison building from the 1930s and 1950s, and the old hospital of San Antón, which now houses the headquarters of the courts.