Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Portugués
from Porto
to Santiago de Compostela

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Day 12 - Padrón to Santiago de Compostela


The route through the suburbs leaving Padrón

Iglesia Santa Maria de Iria 1.2k after Padrón

Road section on N-550 after Santa Maria de Iria (Take Care)

Good signing indicating left turn after 1k off N-550

The route passes through the delightful Hamlet of Romeris

The “Way” approaching Tarrio

Perigrino Friendly café at Escravitude

Escravitude

The Baroque Iglesia at Escravitude

Iglesia of Santa Maria de Cruces

Crossing the railway line at Picarana Abaixo

Look out for Fast Approaching trains when Crossing the railway line at Picarana Abaixo

Good signing on the “Way” after Picarana Abaixo

Back on N-550 for another kilometer after Angueira de Suso

Left turn off the N-550 sign-posted Faramello

The route through Faramello

Capela de San Martino

Early Gothic Cross (One of the earliest in Galicia) at Capela de San Martino

Perigrinos sheltering from the rain at O Seve

The “Way” about to cross the Rio Tinto

Climbing the “Alto” with 8k to go to Santiago de Compostela

Capela da Madalena at Novo Milladoiro

The “Way” 6k before Santiago de Compostela

New diversion to avoid road building and the first glimpse of Santiago de Compostela

Temporary signing indicating new diversion to avoid road building approaching outskirts of Santiago de Compostela

Back on the “Way” with just over 4k to go to Santiago de Compostela

Footbridge crossing the Rio Sarela – less than 4k to go

Entering Santiago de Compostela – less that 2k to go

The southern doorway of the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, This is the traditional entrance for Perigrinos finishing The Camino Portugues




Southern doorway and old clock tower of the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela (right)


The Beautiful Cloisters at Colexio de Fonseca, Opposite the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela

The magnificent Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela from Praza Do Obradoiro
Grateful thanks to Rob Steele of Pro-tector - the lightwieght bag which protects your rucksack in transit - who wrote the text and toook the pictures for these last 3 pages.

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