Camino Portugues Way starts in Portugal. Most of pilgrims choose to start in Porto from where you have several options to follow, the central route, the coastal route or the spiritual. The central pilgrimage route is the most frequently walked. This is the traditionally oldest pilgrimage route in Portugal.
The best of two countries
Camino Portugues route is the second most popular pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago after the Camino Francés. And that’s not for nothing! During this camino you will experience the best of both countries: Portugal and Spain. In both you will find delicious local cuisine, good facilities along the way and an excellent signposted route.
Camino Portugues Way. In Spain
Once you cross the river Minho you will get to Tui in Spain. Camino Portugues Way continues to Padrón, a meaningful place within the Saint Jacob tradition. The remains of the apostle are said to have arrived here by ship from the Holy Land. The city is also the namesake of the pimientos de Padrón, tasty and sometimes spicy peppers. From Padrón only one more stage to arrive in Santiago de Compostela
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