1.90km → Poço
Altitude: 
150
The Road: 

At the end of town the signs have been improved, and a picnic area has been built but the fountain has not been connected. Turn left here and onto a track to Poço

Photo in Fonte Coberta on the Camino de Santiago
3.20km → Conímbriga
Altitude: 
140
The Road: 

Pass left through Poço and descend through the forested hillside all the way to the museum and ruins of Conímbriga

Photo in Poço on the Camino de Santiago
4.00km → Orelhudo
Altitude: 
115

Conímbriga is not a town as much as it was a town; in fact, it was quite important to the Romans whose footprint still exists here. 

Allow for some time to explore the museum, the only option for food or drink is in the visitor center.

The Road: 

Leave by way of the road that exits the site. Turn right at the first intersection, heading straight towards and underneath the highway.

Once past the highway, you will pass a series of hamlets (Valada, Atadoa, Orelhudo, Ribeira de Casconha, and Casconha) before...

Accommodation in Conímbriga

Private

1

Albergue privado de Conímbriga
Private
Rua da Lagoa, 15
7 12€
2.10km → Cernache
Altitude: 
95

At or around Orelhudo a new type of camino marker appears. They are beautiful but not bountiful, always appearing at the beginning and sometimes at the end of town but seldom in the middle. Arrows will keep you on the camino in between them.

Photo in Orelhudo on the Camino de Santiago
4.60km → Palheira
Altitude: 
105
The Road: 

To leave town, continue along the road you came in on, past the church, to the roundabout with the clinica.

Turn right there and pass under the N1 highway. Turn left at the next main road and follow it to the town of Pousada. In Pousada turn right past the church and then...

Accommodation in Cernache

Municipal

1

Albergue de Cernache
Municipal
Álvaro Anes, 37
10 8€ Photo in Albergue de Cernache on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Cernache on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
140

Bigger than the average village but with no services for pilgrims.

The Road: 

The way through town is well marked, as is the way out.

After crossing the N1 turn right, then left both times in the direction that takes you uphill. When you get to a T-intersection, take the steep path straight ahead, up to the Alto de Santa Clara.

3.30km → Santa Clara
Altitude: 
205
The Road: 

Arrows lead you easily out of town, and steeply downhill to an intersection where you turn left to follow a road parallel and immediately adjacent to the highway. The camino crosses over the highway and passes underneath an arch of the Roman aqueduct. You will shortly come to the suburbs of ...

Photo in Cruz dos Mourocos on the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Coimbra
Altitude: 
75
The Road: 

Follow the winding cobbled lane downhill all the way to the bridge into Coimbra.

Accommodation in Santa Clara

Parochial

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Rainha Santa Isabel
Parochial
Alto de Santa Clara
18 10€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Rainha Santa Isabel on the Camino de Santiago
5.50km → Adémia de Baixo
Altitude: 
35

Coimbra is the third largest Portuguese town along the camino and offers all services and numerous accommodation options, but no pilgrim specific albergues yet... apart from the Santa Clara Convent on the other side of the river.

If you are not staying here, avoid the temptation to...

History: 

Coimbra was the capital of Portugal during the 12th and 13th centuries, it lost prominence to the port of Lisbon but gained instead the University of Coimbra which remains the oldest university in the Portuguese speaking world. 

Fireworks on the 4th of July, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth of Portugal.

The Road: 

If you are keen to pass through Coimbra, turn left after crossing the bridge and begin following the river walk. It will pass underneath the highway and then veer right to parallel a canal (on your left).

Stay on this paved road through a roundabout and soon you will have a...

Accommodation in Coimbra

Private

1

Olive Street House
Private
Azeiteira, 58

2

Hostel Sé Velha
Private
Norte, 11/13

3

Dream On Coimbra Hostel
Private
D. Afonso Henriques, 31
19 16€ Photo in Dream On Coimbra Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

4

Grande Hostel
Private
Antonio de Quental, 196
33 18€ Photo in Grande Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

5

Coimbra Portagem Hostel
Private
Couraça Estrela, 11

6

Serenata Hostel
Private
Largo da Sé Velha 21-23
50 17€ Photo in Serenata Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

7

BE Coimbra Hostels
Private
Corvo, 33

8

Pousada de Juventude Coimbra
Private
Henriques Seco, 14
70 11€ Photo in Pousada de Juventude Coimbra on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

9

Pensão Santa Cruz
Pension
Praça 8 de Maio, 21
Hostal

10

Hotel Avenida ⭑
Hostal
Emídio Navarro, 37
Hotel

11

Hotel Jardim ⭑⭑
Hotel
Emídio Navarro, 65

12

Hotel Ibis ⭑⭑
Hotel
Emídio Navarro, 70

13

Hotel Domus
Hotel
Adelino Veiga, 62

14

Hotel Astoria ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Emídio Navarro, 21
Closed

15

Sofia Chill House
Closed
Sofia, 56
21 15€
Photo in Coimbra on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Coimbra on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Fornos
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

Cross the bridge over the Rio which you have been walking along and you are in Adémia de Baixo.

Photo in Adémia de Baixo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Adémia de Baixo on the Camino de Santiago
1.40km → Trouxemil
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

In Fornos, keep to the left at the first fork (a big garage door with blue tiles above). Cross a roundabout and turn uphill all the way to Trouxemil, passing underneath the A1. 

Accommodation in Fornos

Casa Rural

1

Casa Morais
Casa Rural
Rua Capela
Photo in Adémia de Baixo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Adémia de Baixo on the Camino de Santiago
1.80km → Sargento Mor
Altitude: 
95
The Road: 

Pass straight through Trouxemil on the main road. The town is spread out along the road to Sargento Mor which is also spread out along the road. Continuous asphalt the whole way. 

Photo in Trouxemil on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Trouxemil on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Trouxemil on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Barcouço
Altitude: 
100

A bar and two mini markets along the main road. Follow it all the way to Barcouço (Santa Luzía on some maps). 

The Road: 

The camino leaves the road at the start of town near the restaurant Manuel Julio

Camino Portugues Map 9
4.40km → Mala
Altitude: 
145
Notice: 

Be careful not to follow the old camino arrows which have you follow the N1.

The Road: 

Turn left off the N1 at the start of town. DO NOT stay on the road to Lendiosa.

The camino leaves the N1 and paved roads and into a eucalyptus forest. It will take you to Lendiosa by way of Mala.

When the camino emerges onto a paved road, follow the arrows to...

1.40km → Lendiosa
Altitude: 
90

One cafe/bakery in town.

4.60km → Mealhada
Altitude: 
80
The Road: 

Turn right at the start of Lendiosa, at the bus stop. The arrows lead you to a road which ends into a trail. This trail will take you to the outskirts of Mealhada, via a roundabout with a statue of Bacchus seated atop a wine barrel.

Photo in Lendiosa on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Sernadelo
Altitude: 
55

Vegetarians avert your eyes, Mealhada is Portugal’s center of leitões (suckling pig). 

The Road: 

The camino leaves town along the highway towards the suburb of Sernadelo where the private albergue is located. The arrow for the turn-off from the main road is not easy to see but can be recognized for the Restaurante Tipico with its massive awning. 

Accommodation in Mealhada

Hotel

1

Hotel Restaurante Oasis
Hotel
Floresta ,Nº39 (N1)
Photo in  Hotel Restaurante Oasis  on the Camino de Santiago

2

Hotel Quinta dos Três Pinheiros
Hotel
Estrada Nacional 1
1.80km → Alpalhão
Altitude: 
50

The albergue known as Hilário is in Sernadelo and is located just past the turn that takes you off the main road to the right. See map on the previous page.

Accommodation in Sernadelo

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Sernadelo - Hilarios
Private
da Restauração 30
16 10€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Sernadelo - Hilarios on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Sernadelo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Sernadelo on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Aguim
Altitude: 
55

Follow the camino around the church and onto the road to Aguim.


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