House Museum of Victor Corral in Baamonde

Information about Baamonde

Baamonde is a small village through which the Camino del Norte passes and is surrounded by a peaceful agricultural and livestock environment. This village can pass unnoticed in a superficial pass, but it keeps a series of charms that are worth discovering.

The modest place presents the minimum services for a pilgrim, supplied with a hostel, a few bars and a grocery store. Everything else is a landscape to be explored and a warm environment in which the traveller can lose himself with pleasure.

A little history

Baamonde has been a crossroads since practically the beginning of its history as a village. A traditional stop for travellers on the so-called Camino Real as well as the road that connected Madrid with A Coruña. Nowadays it receives pilgrims and continues being a formidable place of passage or stop for those who travel the Xacobean route.

What to see and do in Baamonde

The church of Santiago

This is one of the buildings of interest that no visitor to Baamonde should miss. The origin of this church dates back to the 9th century, while the nave dates back to the 12th century and the main chapel to the 15th century. This church was destroyed by the Irmandiños in 1101 and later rebuilt.

If you go inside this church you can contemplate the Calvary located in its atrium. It consists of a structure of three granite cruceiros that have their origin in the eighteenth century. A temple full of history and cultural interest.

Church of Santiago de Baamonde

Victor Corral House Museum

If you go up the road to the church of Santiago and pass the traditional restaurant O Labrego you will find the Casa Museo Víctor Corral. This is the author of the chapel of the Virgin carved in the Chestnut tree.

In this museum you can find a multitude of works made by this artist, an artistic corner of great charm hidden in the small village of Baamonde. These magnificent works are made with materials such as wood, ivory and granite, typical of this part of the country.

House Museum of Victor Corral in Baamonde