Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camí de Sant Jaume
in Catalunya

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Stage 8 - Vic to l'Estany

Route map of this section

In the early morning, the Main square looks very different, with all the market traders setting up their stalls

Pavement marker on the way out of Vic

Stone bridge

Path out of Vic

Bicycles splashing through a ford (there is a bridge for walkers)

Finger post at the fork

A good grassy track

Looking back to Vic

Distant view of Santa Eulàlia

Another smaller ford

Dam with waterfall

You have to keep watching for any straight post in the ground, became, lie this one, it may have a direction sign on the top of it

This section of the path was stony and wet

Three markers together, the scallop of St. James, the yellow arrow of the Way and the red and white market for the GR.

A short section along a quiet road (above)

Cornflowers (right)

The path now goes uphill along forest roads to reach a summit at nearly 1000 m. above sea level

Downhill at last

The forest gives way to pasture with cows

Entering l'Estany (above)

The parish church, originally the chapel of a monastery (right)

Detail of a window in the church

Els Monjos street in the heart of L'Estany

Entrance to the cloisters, unfortunately only open in the middle of the day

A magnificent sundial on a house on the main road