The Albergue PortoSantiago is managed by Belén and Juan, it is a place in the Camino de Santiago in which you can rest, relax and reenergize to continue the journey.
Opened in 2009, it is a completely new hostel and it has all the necessary to guarantee the rest of all the bicigrinos.
- Hostel: 9 €.
- DOuble room: 29 €.
- Capacity for 14 people in bunk beds.
- 2 double bedrooms.
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
- 1 bedroom with a sinle bed.
- 3 full bathrooms.
- 2 kitchens.
- Laundromat with dryer + clothes line.
- Dinning room with fireplace + television.
- Living room
- 120 m2 garden with terrace and rest zone.
- Big place for dinner in the garden.
- Soft drinks and snacks machine.
- Information service for the pilgrims and guided visits.
- A bicycle shed.
- Internet connection.
- WiFi zone.
Portomarín is placed next to the right Miño riveside. The ancient city, is made by two neighbourhoods, San Nicolás and San Pedro, it is submerged in the damming of Belesar. The current town was built in 1960.
Portomarín was an important crossing point in the Middle Age with its big bridge and its hospital; now all is under the Miño waters. The magnificent church-fortress of San Nicolás, built by the monk-knights of the Order of San Juan of Jerusalén in the 12th Century, it was disassembled piece by piece to rebuilt it in the new location.
For its monumentality, elements wealth and sculpture sinuosity, constitute one of the most interesting example of the Romanesque of Lugo.
The Romanesque San Pedro church facade, which also was moved to other side of the village (with the Pazo de Berbetoros dated of the 17th century), is extremely beautiful.
The Capilla de la Virgen de las Nieves is located over an arch of the ancient medieval bridge.
Portomarín has approximately 2.200 inhabitants and in it you can find corner shops, bakeries and some hamlets.