Walking to Santiago through the Polígono San Cibrao

The Camino de Santiago makes its way through the Polígono San Cibrao.

The Xacobeo 21-22 is already beginning to be felt in the Galician streets, roads and cities.

This year with the particularities of the pandemic and its extension to the year 2022, they give it a bittersweet flavor, but with great expectations for walkers and the hospitality sector, which opens its doors to a new normal that is increasingly imminent.

And, faced with this scenario, the Polígono San Cibrao is not indifferent.

The route of the Vía de la Plata, also known as the Mozárabe Way, connects us with the Andalusian lands passing through the province of Ourense.

It is in the stage called Vilar de Barrio-Ourense, with a length of 25km, which connects one of the most important business areas in Galicia, the Polígono San Cibrao, with the Camino de Santiago.

The pilgrim’s rest

Rest area for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, launched by the Polígono San Cibrao Business Association.

The road has its entrance in the Polígono San Cibrao through the “Rest of the pilgrim”. A commitment acquired by the Polígono San Cibrao Business Association in 2010 and made available to pilgrims, contributing in turn to making a more humane business area.

Because San Cibrao is a different polygon, in which the color green is gradually gaining ground to the gray.

The “Pilgrim’s Rest” is an obligatory stop not only for rest, but for an exchange of experiences and a meeting point of cultural diversity for any traveler to Santiago.

It is a structure protected from the sun and the sun, equipped with a table, benches and running water to quench the thirst of walkers and, from which the pilgrim will have to travel 117.4 km to reach their desired destination, the the Cathedral of Santiago of Compostela.

Signposting of the Camino de Santiago in the Polígono San Cibrao.

After the stop at the “Pilgrim’s Rest”, the road runs along Calle 3 of the Polígono San Cibrao until it reaches the intersection with the main street, where pilgrims must exercise extreme caution due to the heavy traffic of cars and heavy vehicles. .

Continuing along Calle 1, Ricardo Martín Esperanza, towards the city of Ourense, walkers will enter the town of Reboredo on their way to the center of the city of the burgas. It is a section of a kilometer and a half of distance that runs between company facilities, perfectly signposted with the popular yellow arrows.

Every day, the Polígono San Cibrao welcomes the circulation of pilgrims heading to Santiago. Some do it on foot, others by bicycle and others, on horseback. The form does not matter, but the spirit of walking to Galicia through its extraordinary towns and cities. Without a doubt, an indelible journey of memory.

For all of them, Good road!