Sometimes, it’s best not to know what’s ahead of you. The memory of coming across an unexpected beautiful, tranquil scene will last a lifetime. Without a doubt, the highlight for me between Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre on the Camino Finisterre was the sleepy hamlet of Ponte Maceira in the parish of Portor. The scene was so enchanting that I took many photos, enough to warrant a post on its own.
I left my last post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Carballal to Ponte Maceira, just as I had arrived here, overlooking the bridge and the Río Tambre in Ponte Maceira.
I loved everything about this setting. The pazos or country mansions along the shore and of course, the waterfall. This is looking upstream.
A glance at the town hall or ayuntamiento just before we step onto…
the amazing 13th century bridge. The history in this area dates to Roman times. This bridge was actually built on top of Roman foundations.
A home across from the town hall, situated on the edge of the…
Let’s take a few looks downstream…
Looking back upstream to the shore with the the pazos proudly overlooking the Río Tambre and valley.
I have mentioned it many times: I felt so fortunate to walk along these ancient bridges.
The walkway toward the pazos on the hill.
One last look at the waterfall.
A closer look at the magnificent bridge and its five main arches.
Ponte Maceira has always had an importance to the Camino on the way to Finisterre. Millions of pilgrims have crossed over this very bridge. It’s an area rich with history of battles dating back to Roman times and legends that have accompanied them. I hope you enjoyed this post.
On my next post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Ponte Maceira to Negreira, I’ll continue through Ponte Maceira on my way toward the town of Negreira. Please join me.
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