The Camino Portugués from Porto to Redondela on Central Route | Page 4 | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Fontoura
Altitude: 
200
2.20km → Paços
Altitude: 
65
The Road: 

The camino rejoins a paved road before Fontoura, and then a larger one as it passes through town. On the far end of town, it turns off this road to the left and towards Paços.

Accommodation in Fontoura

Private

1

PilgerPause
Private
São Miguel, 1161
14 12.50€
Photo in Fontoura on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
60

Accommodation in Paços

Private

1

Albergue Quinta Estrada Romana
Private
18 25**€
2.20km → Tuído
Altitude: 
10

Accommodation in Puente da Pedreira

Private

1

Quinta do Caminho
Private
16 15€
1.60km → Arão
Altitude: 
20

By the time you reach Tuído, the city sprawl of nearby Valença become apparent and pervasive. There are a few quiet stretches, but it is mostly well developed until a few kilometers beyond Túi.

The Road: 

The camino crosses the busy N13 here, following the Rua da Viega past several Churrasqueiras, and turning left at the small chapel. Follow the signs to Arão.

Photo in Tuído on the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 22
2.10km → Valença
Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

Turn right past the Casa do Diogo (on your left, rooms available) and through Arão. There is not much to the town.

Soon you will pass over the railway, and into the city limits of Valença. Turn right to follow the road (it is in a poor state for cars but suitable for pilgrims), turning...

Photo in Arão on the Camino de Santiago
1.60km → Tui
Altitude: 
70

Valença can be divided into two distinct parts, the part within the walls of the citadel and the part beyond the walls. Unlike most cities with such a defensive structure, Valença is not a city with a fort as much as it is a city within a fort. High up on the hill is a bustling village-town that...

Notice: 

Change the time on your watch/phone/sundial/wind-up alarm clock. Spain is one hour ahead, so assuming you wake up at the same hour as the day before you will find things to be darker than usual.

The Road: 

When leaving Valença do so by following the signs through the citadel, or along the Avenida de Espanha, crossing the Tui International Bridge (often called the Valença International Bridge, but almost never the Tui Valença International Bridge). The rather quaint building nestled into the bridge...

Accommodation in Valença

Municipal

1

Albergue São Teotónio
Municipal
Bombeiros Voluntários
85 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue São Teotónio on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

2

Residencial Portas do Sol
Pension
Conselheiro Lopes da Silva, 51
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Hotel

3

Pousada de Valença do Minho
Hotel
Baluarte do Socorro
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4

Hotel Val de Flores ⭑
Hotel
Bombeiros Voluntários
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5

Hotel Valença do Minho ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Miguel Dantas

6

Hotel Lara ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Bombeiros Voluntários
Photo in Hotel Lara on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Valença on the Camino de Santiago
4.20km → Virxe do Camiño
Altitude: 
50

Tui is a town that deserves at least an afternoon worth of exploration and relaxation, and if you are starting your pilgrimage here try to budget in the time. If you are worried about having too much time in Tui on the day of your arrival (when starting here) remember that you can always walk...

History: 

On a hilltop and adjacent to one of Galicia’s most important rivers, it is no wonder that Tui has been a strategic location since prehistoric times. For the Romans, it was an important post along their gold road that connected Braga (once the capital of Galicia) with Lugo. When the young...

Notice: 

1. You are advised to get your credential stamped at least twice a day between here and Santiago. 2. The stretch of camino ahead of you is undergoing changes for the better and keep the camino on a more tranquil and safe path, but there are sections that have become slightly longer, and the...

San Telmo is celebrated on the first Sunday of Easter

The Road: 

The camino leaves town just as quickly as it entered it, crosses the N551, and turns right onto the Camino Virgen del Camino at kilometer marker 111.499; a numbers whose significant digits inspires false confidence.

The Louro Valley lies ahead, and the massive granite mining industry...

Accommodation in Tui

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Tui
Xunta
Párroco Rodríguez Vázquez, 4
36 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Tui on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Santo Domingo
Private
Antero Rubín, 20
14 15€

3

Villa San Clemente
Private
Canonigo Valiño, 23
26 10€ Photo in Villa San Clemente on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Ideas Peregrinas
Private
Porta da Pía, 1
9 15€

5

Albergue Tuihostel
Private
Obispo Lago, 5
20 12/15€ Photo in Albergue Tuihostel on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Buen Camino Tui
Private
Concordia, 10
20 15€
Pension

7

Pensión O Novo Cabalo Furado ⭑
Pension
Seijas, 3
Photo in Pensión O Novo Cabalo Furado on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

8

Hostal La Generosa
Hostal
Calvo Sotelo, 37
Hotel

9

Hotel A Torre do Xudeu ⭑⭑
Hotel
Tide, 3
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10

Hotel Colón Tuy ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Colón, 11
Photo in Hotel Colón Tuy on the Camino de Santiago

11

Hotel Alfonso I ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
A Gándara - Guillarei
Parador

12

Parador de Tui ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Portugal
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3.90km → Ribadelouro
Altitude: 
20
History: 

The Capilla here is dedicated to the Virgen del Camino, but also has an image of the Virgen de la Leche (yes, milk), the protector of children.

The Road: 

From the church here turn left onto the road and cross the large highway. You will soon begin walking alongside this road, on a pedestrian section that is paved and separated from automotive traffic.

Less than 2km from the church you will pass under the highway and very soon after that...

Photo in Virxe do Camiño on the Camino de Santiago
1.20km → Orbenlle
Altitude: 
30
History: 

Shortly before arriving here you will have crossed a very old stone bridge. You may not have noticed its age for the modern wood decking, but it is known by the locals as the ‘bridge of fever.’ It earned that rather onerous nickname when Saint Elmo (Telmo) fell ill and died here during his...

Notice: 

Pay close attention to the following directions. For several years, and even at the time of publication, the route ahead has been the subject of much trouble.

Photo in Ribadelouro on the Camino de Santiago
3.60km → Centeáns
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

Keep your eyes wide open when passing through Orbenlle. This town is nothing of note but is a very confusing place for pilgrims to find themselves.

The route splits here and depending on who you ask the answer of where to go will differ. The deciding point is at the end of town at a fork...

5.20km → O Porriño
Notice: 

The walk into O Porriño can be done along the main road, or along the river, and again there are lots of conflicting arrows and warnings painted everywhere. The split occurs immediately after passing under the highway, and the new alternative river route requires an immediate left turn. The...

Altitude: 
40

O Porriño is the heart of Galicia’s industrialized sector and has been so for centuries, the area is rich with Granite.

History: 

O Porriño’s most beloved son is the famed architect Antonio Palacios. He was fond of using the local granite as a building material, the best example of which is the Palacio Municipal in the town center. The family name Palacios appears on several buildings and monuments around town.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town along the N550. On the north end of town, you will cross a roundabout, keeping to your right. Soon the road passes under the highway, and the trail leaves the road immediately after. After going under the highway, look to your right for a tunnel that passes under the off-...

Accommodation in O Porriño

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos O Porriño
Xunta
Buenos Aires
52 6€
Private

2

Alojamiento Camino Portugués
Private
Buenos Aires, 40
46 10-12€

3

Albergue Senda Sur
Private
Rúa da Foz, 3
14 12-15€
Pension

4

Pensión Maracaibo
Pension
Manuel Rodríguez 50

5

Pensión Puente
Pension
Domingo Bueno, 67
Hostal

6

Hostal Louro
Hostal
Buenos Aires, 6
Hotel

7

Hotel Internaciona Porriñol ⭑⭑
Hotel
Antonio Palacios, 99

8

Hotel Parque
Hotel
Parque del Cristo

9

Hotel Azul
Hotel
Ramiranes, 38
1.70km → Veigadaña
Altitude: 
55

There are no services in town, apart from the modest fountain on your left near the basketball court.

The Road: 

After passing the large boulder on your right, arrows may indicate keeping on straight or turning left. Both will eventually take you across the N550 (exercise extreme caution) and into the hills. Turning left immediately after the boulder will require less walking along the busy road.

2.70km → Mos
Altitude: 
60

There is a bar/kiosko next to the Albergue in Veigadaña, but that is the extent of the services offered.

You are now walking along the Louriña Valley, which is the source for O Porriño’s growth.

The hamlets run together along this stretch, and there are quite a few river crossings...

Notice: 

If you have the option of staying in Veigadaña or staying in Mos for the night, the latter is recommended for its charm.

Accommodation in Veigadaña

Association

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Ana de Veigadaña
Association
Veigadaña
16 7€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Ana de Veigadaña on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
90

Mos is one of the understated gems along this stretch of the camino. I don’t want to over sell the place, but as pilgrim outposts go it has everything you need for an overnight stay: A beautiful church, an albergue, a selection of bars, and the beautiful Pazo de Mos (wifi). It has little else,...

Accommodation in Mos

Association

1

Albergue Santa Baia de Mos
Association
Camino Rúa
16 6€ Photo in Albergue Santa Baia de Mos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Mos on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Saxamonde
Altitude: 
230

Santiaguiño das Antas marks the top of the ascent. The town and the hillside derive their name from the chapel in the park on the left. The nearest bar is 100m to your left, off the camino but visible from it.

The Road: 

The camino goes straight across the road and begins the descent into Redondela, passing through Villar and Saxamonde.

Keep an eye open for the Roman milestone after crossing the road.

Photo in Santiaguiño das Antas  on the Camino de Santiago
3.30km → Redondela
Altitude: 
65
The Road: 

On the approach to Redondela, you will walk along the N550 for a stretch of about 600m. Do your best to cross to the right-hand side as soon as the opportunity presents itself; the official turn is along a curve in the road which is problematic.

Accommodation in Saxamonde

Private

1

Albergue O Corisco
Private
Camino Romano, 49
16 10/15€
2.80km → Cesantes
Altitude: 
15

Getting into town and out again is straightforward. There is an alternative route that is signed, which takes you through town closer to the river.

As a city, Redondela has its charms. It sits well inland of the Vigo estuary and is bisected by two massive train bridges, both a testament...

The Road: 

When leaving town, the camino crosses the N550 at a bottleneck on the north side of town that is heavy with traffic at all hours. Cross the N550 as soon as you get to it, and almost immediately veer left gently onto a side road.

The arrows from here leave a bit to be desired. They are...

Accommodation in Redondela

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos (Casa da Torre)
Xunta
Praza de Ribadavia
42 6€
Private

2

Albergue Alfonso XII
Private
Alfonso XII, 22
4 15€

3

El Camino
Private
Telmo Bernárdez, 11
40 12€ Photo in El Camino on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue A Conserveira
Private
Pai Crespo, 60
38 10€

5

A Casa da Herba de Redondela
Private
Isidoro Queimaliños, 35
24 12€

6

Albergue Santiago de Vilavella
Private
Pai Crespo, 55
46 15€

7

Albergue Rosa d'Abreu
Private
Queimaliños, 33
6 15€
Parochial

8

Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Parochial
Telmo Bernárdez, 15
30 10€

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