Walkers say goodbye to the walled city through the Santiago door (or through Miñá door) and go down to the roman bridge, which spans the Miño river. After crossing the bridge one arrives to San Lázaro neighbourhood and the itinerary goes through, among

other villages, O Santo Matías (O Veral), San Xoán do Alto, Seoane, O Burgo, Poutomillos, Bacurín, where the Romanesque church of San Miguel can be seen (second half of the XII century). At the level of Bacurín it is advisable to divert to Santalla de Bóveda and visit the late-Roman sanctuary (II-IV centuries), which is placed next to the current parish church.

The next municipality of the route is Guntín, where one can access to it through San Román da Retorta. In this parish, the Santa Cruz Romanesque church (XII) and a replica of a roman milliarius can be seen. From San Román da Retorta onwards, there are two possible itineraries:


  • Oficial Primitive Way

It leaves Guntín through Seixalbos and it continues through Xende (Palas de Rei), O Paraño (Friol) and it goes into again Palas de Rei through the places of Senande, A Ponte Ferreira, Augas Santas, Merlán, O Hospital de Seixas, Casacamiño e O Hospital de Seixas. At this point, the way changes the province in order to penetrate in Coruña lands, where the first place is Torques and the second one is Melide, where it converges with the French Way.


  • Alternative way through the ancient Roman Route

It is taken from San Román da Retorta, and it arrives at O Burgo do Negral and Pacio, and flows into the French Way.