Situated 14km after Baamonde on the Camino del Norte, Miraz is a small village typical of rural Galicia. The refugio/albergue is near the entrance of the village.
The CSJ has run this albergue since 2005. Inspired by the traditions of the pilgrimage to Santiago, this albergue welcomes pilgrims in the spirit of Camino hospitality. The hospitaleros who care for pilgrims and maintain the building are all volunteers who wish to “give something back” to the Camino. The heart of traditional hospitality is that pilgrims who wish to stay are asked to give a donation, according to their means, towards the running costs of the albergue. Before leaving in the morning pilgrims are also offered a simple breakfast.
Surrounded by fields and with a spacious huerta this albergue has a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Pilgrims can enjoy the tranquillity of Miraz before going on to Sobrado and their final destination of Santiago.
Located in the former Casa Rectoral, which was enlarged in 2010, our albergue offers 26 places (in bunk beds), shower rooms, a salon and kitchen.
Those who have walked the Camino Francés will be familiar with the daily pattern of the albergue.
- Doors open to pilgrims at 15:00 (this may vary according to circumstances)
- Lights out and silence kept from 22:30.
- Breakfast is available from 7:00 (earlier during the summer)
- Pilgrims leave by 8:00 so that the albergue can be prepared for the next pilgrims to arrive.
- To find the albergue, you either follow the road into the village and turn left at the first house or follow the Camino around the Torre de Miraz, and then turn left towards Pilar’s bar.
- Remember to have your credencial/pilgrim passport and identity documents ready to show the hospitaleros.
- There is no need to carry a lot of food – the village has 2 bars which sell food and offer meals.
- Bread vans visit the village every day except Sundays
- Leaving your rucksacks outside the door of the albergue does not reserve a place – you need to register in person with the hospitaleros.
- The albergue does not take reservations.
- Pilgrims with special needs can telephone the albergue before they arrive. The hospitaleros can then advise about the facilities available.
- In order to comply with local regulations and our operating licence we are strictly limited to providing sleeping, washing and cooking facilities to only 26 pilgrims per day. We regret we are not permitted to offer any “overflow”accommodation or facilities to additional pilgrims during busy times of the year.
The albergue will close for the winter on 3rd November 2016, re-opening again on Palm Sunday 2017. Please check the Miraz Facebook page (link on top left hand side of this page) for the latest news and information about local events, emergency closures, changes to opening times etc.
The CSJ runs this albergue in the spirit of our Confraternity and in the traditions of the Camino by kind permission of the Bishop of Lugo.