Pilgrims walking the Camino Primitivo join the Camino Francés at Melide.

Melide’s history has always been connected to Santiago de Compostela and the pilgrimage. In fact, this is one of the reasons the town exists.

In 1320 the Archbishop of Santiago granted several privileges to Melide. Among others, the town could build a castle, fortify the area with walls and charge taxes.

When staying in Melide, do not miss one of the masses in the Church of Santa Maria, always full of pilgrims, or the “polbo á feira” a very typical food of the area (one type of octopus fried on an iron plate). There are special restaurants offering polbo and wine dinners.

Accommodation in Melide

Hotel nameTypePrice rangeRoom typeOther
Albergue o ApalpadorAlbergueBudgetShared roomsShared lounge, Kitchen, WiFi, Breakfast included
Albergue San AntonAlbergueBudgetShared roomsShared lounge, Terrace, Kitchen, WiFi, Facilities for disabled guests
Pension EsquinaGuest houseMid-rangePrivate roomsBrakfast included, Bar, WiFi, Balcony
Casa Rural Camino RealCountry houseMid-rangePrivate roomsGarden, Shared lounge, Terrace, Breakfast included, Bar, WiFi, Facilities for disabled guests
Casa da Ponte de PenasResortSplurgePrivate roomsBreakfast included, Garden, Swimming pool, Shared lounge, WiFi, Bar & Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests