The Camino Portugués

As we announced a few months ago, Caminofácil has started providing services in the Camino Portugués through our friends at TransferTaxi, beginning in Porto. The stages we cover are:

  1. Porto – Vilarinho
  2. Vilarinho – Barcelos
  3. Barcelos – Ponte de Lima
  4. Ponte de Lima – Rubiaes
  5. Rubiaes – Valença do Minho
  6. Valença do Minho – Tui
  7. Tui – Porriño.
  8. Porriño – Redondela.
  9. Redondela – Pontevedra
  10. Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis.
  11. Caldas de Reis – Padrón.
  12. Padrón – Santiago de Compostela.

 

You can make your reservations now in our website.

Pontevedra
Picture via José Antonio Gil Martínez

The Camino Portugués.

After the Camino Francés, the portuguese way is currently the most popular one among pilgrims, and it has a long history behind it, stretching back to the discovery itself of the apostle’s tomb. By the XII century, when Portugal declared independence from the kingdom of Galicia, the route was already well established, and during the following centuries, important personalities like Santa Isabel (queen of Portugal) walked its roads to reach Santiago.

During the early years of XX century, with the appearance of the sanctuary in Fatima, the Camino experienced a dip in popularity, due to the “competition” from another pilgrimage site in Portugal, but in the last few years, it has benefitted from the renewed interest in the Caminos, as well as the work of associations and amateurs who have documented its history and marked the traditional routes. Today, the pilgrim can choose a variety of paths through Portugal (coastal, inland…) in order to reach Santiago and receive the “compostela”.