Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Via de la Plata
from Sevilla via Salamanca
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Day 24 - Riego de Camino to Tábara

More wide flat "Caminos de tierra" (unmade roads)

which nevertheless are easy walking and have no traffice

First view of Granja de Moreuruela

The main square

Some 3 km. to the west of Granja de Moreruela is the Convento de Moreruela, the first Cistercian convent in Spain which was founded in 1158. A pilgrim hospital was dded in the 16th century. The Convent can be reached on an asphalt road which is signed from the N630 just south of the village. If you are continuing on the route vis Ourense, you can join the route by returning down the metalled road through a small wood and then turning left on a track which goes through a quarry and joins the waymarked route where you turn left again.

The convent consists of a series of very large buildings, some of which are now being restored

The dividing of the ways - Ourense to the left or Astorga to join the Camino Francés to the right

More shade on this section

An unusual waymark

The River Esla, now dammed so the original pilgrim bridge has been replaced with a higher modern one

The path has also been diverted

Looking back to the new bridge

and looking across at the site of the old one

A steep climb to a good viewpoint

with a deserted house

This section has very few waymarks

Outskirts of Tábara on the way to the refugio

The refugio at Tábara