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This is a very simple stage, short and with no slopes, which follows the OU-102 road from Xunqueira de Ambía, crossing small rural villages in the province of Ourense. The last stretch of the stage, as is often the case at the entrance to large cities, runs through housing estates and industrial buildings. Today we arrive to Ourense where we will enjoy a pleasant afternoon visiting the city and, why not, a well-deserved bath in one of its thermal baths.

Map

We leave Xunqueira de Ambía from the collegiate church of Santa María, which we leave on the left, and we arrive at kilometre 0 of the OU-102 road, which crosses the province of Ourense. We continue following the signs until we reach the villages of A Pousa, Salgueiros and Gaspar.

After 7 km of walking, we cross the railway tracks and pass through the villages of Ousende, Penelas and Venda do Río, to continue through A Castellana. From here the landscape becomes more industrial. We enter the industrial estate of San Cibrao das Viñas. In front of a wood factory we turn left and arrive at Reboredo.

We cross the village and reach the OU-105 road, which we leave immediately by a street on the left.

We go down again to the road and we arrive at Seixalbo, already in the
municipality of Ourense
We can visit the church of San Breixo, its main silver plate and its plateresque crosses.

We are approaching the city of Ourense. We arrive at a roundabout with a fountain in the middle. We turn slightly to the left and continue along Avenida de Zamora, which extends into Rúa Progreso. We turn right along the semi-pedestrian street Doctor Marañón and arrive at the Plaza Mayor, the end of our stage.

To consider

As always, the access to the big cities is through an industrial area. In spite of this, the section is well indicated by means of
yellow arrows
and cairns. In this stage we will find bars and services where we can refresh ourselves every few kilometres from Xunqueira de Ambía; we will be able to enjoy the views of the province of Ourense without planning too much the stage.

Places of interest

  • The Church of the Holy Trinity.
  • Provincial Archaeological Museum of Ourense.
  • Main Square of Ourense.
  • Cathedral of Ourense.
  • Roman bridge of Ourense.
  • Footbridge of the river Minho
  • Ferro Square.
  • Thermal station of As Burgas.
  • Thermal baths of Chavasqueira.

Typical dishes

  • Empanada and Octopus
  • Lacón with turnip greens and broth
  • Chestnuts
  • Wines D.O. Ribeira Sacra
  • Bicas and Almonds

Photos

Hostels

Pilgrims' hostel Xunqueira de Ambía

Address: C. Asdrúbal Ferreiro, 39, 32670, Xunqueira de Ambía, Ourense

Phone: +34 697 767 219

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' hostel in Ourense

Address: Rúa Barreira, 22, 32005 Ourense

Phone: +34 981 900 643

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Ourense

Town: Ourense

Povince: Ourense

Population: 307841

Xunqueira de Ambía

Town: Xunqueira de Ambía

Povince: Ourense

Population: 1374