Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Portugués
from Porto
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Day 2 - Oporto to Vilar do Pinheiro

The first yellow arrow at the start of the Camino Portugués

Patterns in the cobble stones

Distant view of the River Douro over the rooftops


Rua dos Caldeireinos

Torre dos Clérigos, 18th century tower 75m. high (right)

Rua de Cedofeita, the Camino combined with a pedestrian shopping street

Different times, different customs - an ancient tiled wall with additional modern graffiti

Igreja do Cedofeita, one of the oldest . religious buildings in Europe, partly dating back to the 6th century. (left)

Igreja de Maia (below) The Metro will take you out to the Forum do Maia, thus avoiding walking through all the suburbs of Porto - it is then a walk of some 400 m. to this church to pick up the yellow arrows of the Camino

A street in Maia

Beginnings of the country

The fuente de Godim, reputed to have particularly invigorating water, very useful for the many kilometres ahead

Mostly cobbled streets in this section



Lemon trees dropping their fruit

Tree lined avenue leading to the church in Vilar

Portuguese flags much in evidence everywhere