“CAMINO MARIÑAN”, is based on an old pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, which Professor Francisco Vales Villamarín describes in the 50s of the last century, the documentation was lost and found at the end of the 90s. It was published in the Brigantine Yearbook in 2002, studied and made known by the Cultural Heritage Custody Association “VEDOREIRA” in 2014.
The pilgrims disembarked in the port of Fontán and from here they walked to Betanzos to continue then road to Compostela.
In 2017, the municipalities of Sada, Bergondo and Betanzos agreed to convert it into a Tourist Route, and following the 2014 study, two routes are offered. One in blue, which corresponds to the original path, and one in green, which corresponds to the alternative path of the study.
This old route will be reused for cultural, landscape, gastronomic, sports, etc. use. To follow it, you will find signs with blue or green colors and the logo, depending on which route you follow, also white signs on the ground with red direction arrows, in the doubtful sections.
Given that today much of the route is urban, semi-urban and cross roads, we beg you to take maximum precaution in the areas designated as dangerous, wear reflective vests, walk on the left, take the children by the hand and do not invade the traffic routes of vehicles.
We leave Porto de Fontán, climb the stairs and go to visit the remains of “Castelo de Fontán” , we go back and cross this beautiful corner full of little houses with their balconies of mariñán style. We cross under the road and we walk towards Sada darriba where we will have a beautiful view of La Ríela (F12). We pass near the church, without architectural interest today, and we approach Sada. On the left we have the remains of a blazoned house, an old palace, we go down the main street and follow it to the chapel of San Roque (now municipal).
Here we turn right to continue along the parallel street, where we can enjoy the city’s gastronomy. We could also visit Las Brañas, have a drink on the terrace, or go to the beach. We will finish this section in the panel of the Ouces coast, on the Armuño road, in front of the Pazo de Oreiro (F15) (mansion that once had in its chapel an image of Santiago in the battle of Clavijo, which was donated to Emilia Pardo Bazán and taken to the pazo de Meirás).