Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Portugués
from Porto
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Day 1 - Signhtseeing in Oporto

Steps to the Cathedral

View from the Cathedral

Two bridges over the Douro

Port cellars on the far bank of the Douro
Day 2 - Oporto to Vilar do Pinheiro

The first yellow arrow at the start of the Camino Portugués

Patterns in the cobble stones

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

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

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

Tree lined avenue leading to the church in Vilar
Day 3 - Vilar do Pinheiro to Rates

Large and long wall of Quinta de Alferes (with agricultural museum off to the right)

The shaded public park at Vilarinho. The Restaurant Castelo serves very good meals.

The recently restored bridge over the rio Ave.

Albergue de San Pedro de Rates - the first albergue on the route
Day 4 - Rates to Barcelos

Capella de Senhora da Guia, complete with drinking fountain

Capela da Santa Cruz

The medieval Torre de Porto Nova, originally a gateway to the city

Templo de S. Bom Jesus da Cruz
Day 5 - Barcelos to Ponte de Lima

Shaded woodland parth <

Many fields in this area have an arcade of vines all the way round them - this one also had stooks of hay

An amazing avenue of very tall plane trees at the entrance to Ponte de Lima
Day 6 - Ponte de Lima to San Pedro de Rubiaes

Quient coutnry lane with the A-7 motorway

The Camino twists beside the motorway

A steady climb through the forest

The nerefugioat San Pedro de Rubiaes opened in May 2006
Day 7 - San Pedro de Rubiaes to Tui

Bustling life in Tui

Interior of the refugio
Day 8 - Tui to Redondela

Last view of Portugal over the river

Fonte de Cristo in the centre of the industrial city of Porrino

not helped by the rain!

Fuente and waymark (top right)
street in Redondelo (bottom right)
albergue (above)

Day 9 - Redondela to Pontevedra

An elaborate fountain with motifs of the pilgrimage

Magnificent views of the Ria de Vigo

Medieval bridge at Pontesnagio

The new albertgue at Pontevedra
Day 10 - Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

The Santuario de la Perigrina at Pontevedra

The Basilica de Santa Maria A Grande

Path follows then crosses the railway line 1.7k after O Castrado

Calle Real, The “Way” through Caldas de Reis
Day 11: Caldas de Reis to Padrón

Approaching Santa Marina de Carrecedo

Route after Santa Marina de Carrecedo

The Magnificent Puente at San Xulian

Leaving the Albergue in Padrón
Day 12 - Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

The route passes through the delightful hamlet of Romeris

The route through Faramello

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

The magnificent Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela from Praza Do Obradoiro (right)