21. From Montamarta to Granja de Moreruela

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 added in the 16th century. The Convent can be reached on an asphalt road 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 that goes through a quarry and enters the waymarked route where you turn left again.

The convent consists of a series of huge buildings, some of which are now being restored.
After this day you can take the route to Astorga, a route that you can cover in three days, and from Astorga, you join the Camino Frances or continue on the main Camino of Via de la Plata to reach Santiago de Compostela directly.