Gijón opens its gates to pilgrims. The famous pilgrimage route known as “el Camino de Santiago” not only runs through Asturias and the city of Gijón, but also right past our hotel, which is why we cater to the needs of those who are making this journey. An overnight stay at Hotel La Polar allows pilgrims to rest comfortably at a special rate simply by presenting their pilgrim’s credential.
These special rates apply throughout the year, with the exception of July, August and Easter.
As a way to enrich your experience on the Camino del Norte and making your visit to Gijón memorable, we invite you to enjoy all the culture, cuisine, fun and entertainment the city offers.
We are pleased to host your adventure. Please call ahead to check availability: +34 984 296 403.
Pilgrims by the North
Enter the promo code “PEREGRINO” when making your booking and take advantage of a 10% de dicount + Exclusive Free Services:
- Isotonic drinks and energy bars as a welcome detail
- Free WIFI
- Local Information about the Way.
- Weather forecast service.
- Cycle storage and spare parts for bikes available.
In addition, we offer other value added services with exclusive prices:
- Express laundry service.
- Left luggage and transfer service.
- Packed lunch service
- Airport transfers.
- Mandatory to show the pilgrim’s credential.
- More info and partner hotels: www.peregrinosporelnorte.com
The Camino de Santiago – Northern Route (“Camino del Norte”)
This renowned Camino variant was the route chosen by medieval kings from all of Europe, at the time being the safest way to reach Santiago.
Along this popular route you will find Romanesque churches, protected natural landscapes, sweeping views of the Sueve and El Cuera ranges, the Barayo and River Eo Nature Reserves and the unique opportunity to watch and listen to the natural blowholes in Llanes, the only place on the Iberian Peninsula where this phenomenon can be found.
The Cantabrian Way (el Camino Cantábrico) runs from Irún to Santiago and there are two main routes in Asturias, the Original Way (Camino Primitivo) and the Coastal Route (Camino de la Costa). The starting point is marked by a yellow arrow at Santiago Bridge in Hendaye, on the border with France.
If you are arriving in Gijón on foot via this popular pilgrimage route, you will pass a historic chapel (Nuestra Señora de los Remedios) and palace (Palacio de Revillagigedo), then – as you continue your journey – you will encounter: a castle, historic ruins, chapels, palaces, towers and other natural, cultural, historic and scenic sites of great beauty.
Stages of the Camino de Santiago in Asturias
This 800-kilometre route is broken up into 34 stages and the Asturian section includes the following:
- Stage 1: Unquera-Llanes
- Stage 2: Llanes-San Esteban de Leces
- Stage 3: San Esteban de Leces-Sebrayo
- Stage 4: Sebrayo-Gijon (-Oviedo, connecting to the “Camino Primitivo”)
- Stage 5: Gijón-Avilés
- Stage 6: Aviles-Soto de Luiña
- Stage 7: Soto de Luiña-Cadavedo
- Stage 8: Cadavedo-Luarca
- Stage 9: Luarca-La Caridad
- Stage 10: La Caridad-Ribadeo