Camino Portugués Lisbon to Porto | Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino de Santiago

Camino Portugues Map 1
Distance to Santiago: 
611.60
Altitude: 
15

Lisbon is the largest city along the Camino Portugués and only a few others compare to its size and sprawl and splendor. The city itself is full of award winning hostels and countless hotels for you to spend your first night in.

By European standards, it is a small capital and is easy to...

History: 

Lisbon has been a populated harbor since the Phoenician times, but it was the Romans that made the biggest impact. The area was incorporated into the Roman region of Lusitania, an area which covered the whole southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, following the defeat of Hannibal. The network of...

Notice: 

Before you set off be certain to pick up a pilgrim’s credencial if you have not already done so. It can be found at the Basílica dos Mártires and the Sé Cathedral. This accordion-fold booklet is your passport to the camino and will become your most cherished souvenir of the trip. It is a...

The Road: 

The way from the Sé Cathedral is straightforward and well-marked, with the first arrow being located on the lower right of the facade. Between here and the Parque you will pass a few notable waymarks, including the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. A large portion of this city walking can be eliminated...

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Oasis Hostel
Santa Catarina, 24

Private
58 15

2

This is Lisbon Hostel
Costa do Castelo, 63

Private
34 15 Photo in This is Lisbon Hostel on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in This is Lisbon Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

3

Lisbon Lounge Hostel
São Nicolau, 41

Private
32 25

4

Lisbon Poets Hostel
Nova da Trindade, 2

Private
52 20 Photo in Lisbon Poets Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

5

Living Lounge Hostel
Crucifixo, 116

Private
58 25

6

Pousada de Juventude Lisboa
Andrade Corvo, 46

Private
100 15/17 Photo in Pousada de Juventude Lisboa on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Lisboa on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
603.60
Altitude: 
30

Also known as Oriente, and home to Lisbon’s bus and rail stations, as well as the furthest metro stop near the camino.

As the name suggests, it is a large park and was the site of the 1998 Lisbon Expo. It remains a popular spot for locals and makes for the first green space to rest in...

The Road: 

Well marked but not much to look at, the camino turns inland at Sacavém. The park ends in a parking lot and follows a wide joggers path along the canal.

You will follow this canal inland, around a heavily developed hillside along the Rio Trancao, and then back to the Rio Tajo near Póvoa...

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1

Pousada de Juventude
Moscavide, 47

Private
72 14

2

Hotel Ibis Lisboa Parque das Nações
Rua do Mar Vermelho

Hotel

3

Tryp Orient
Dom João II, 16

Hotel

4

Tivoli Oriente
Dom João II

Hotel
Photo in Parque das Nações (Lisboa) on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
599.10
Altitude: 
10
History: 

Not to be confused as merely a suburb of Lisbon, the Sacavém coat of arms depicts a Roman bridge for good reason; the one they built here remained in use until the 17th century.

The Road: 

To keep on the camino: Keep straight through the first roundabout and pass under the National highway and railroad trestle. At this point, the Sacavém Train Station and the Forte de Sacavém are on your left, though the latter might be confused for a scrubby hillside. The camino follows a cobbled...

Distance to Santiago: 
591.00
Altitude: 
15

The camino passes by the edge of Granja (on your left) without actually going in. You will know it for the industrial naves on your right-hand side.

Distance to Santiago: 
589.50
Altitude: 
35
Notice: 

The camino, before entering Póvoa de Santa Iria, turns right and heads directly towards a tunnel that passes under the A1. DO NOT go through that tunnel. Instead, turn left and continue another 700m before turning right into a second tunnel. See caution symbol on the map above.

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1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Alpriate
Largo de Alpriate, 13

Municipal
12 8
Distance to Santiago: 
585.40
Altitude: 
25

Póvoa de Santa Iria is a large town that the camino tries to unsuccessfully to avoid. There are services here but try to keep to the ones along the camino as the arrows are difficult enough to find without wandering off track.

The Road: 

After passing under the A1 a paved road leads you past a pair of small roundabouts before arriving at a large landscaped roundabout.

Keep to your right and take the second exit, putting you temporarily in the direction of Lisbon.

Less than 200m later, cross the road to your left...

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1

AHBV Póvoa de Santa Iria
Dom Vicente Afonso Valente

Bombeiro
50 Donativo
Distance to Santiago: 
580.80
Altitude: 
15
History: 

Alverca was the home of Portugal’s first International Airport until the 1940’s when Lisbon opened its replacement. To fill the void left by its departure, they built the Museu do Ar, which as aviation museums go ranks pretty high. It also has a stamp.

Notice: 

The expectation is that you walk on the left side of the road, against oncoming traffic. For this reason, the arrows are more abundant and easier to see from the left side of the road. Keep an eye out for them on traffic and electric posts.

The Road: 

When approaching Alverca, keep an eye out for the Air Museum on your right-hand side. Opposite it is the pedestrian bridge over the railway that you will need to cross over into town.

Follow the arrows and Fatima signs and to the N10. It is a busy road but with wide berms.

Distance to Santiago: 
575.90
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

A new pedestrian path in Alhandra has replaced the camino proper, but some arrows and signs remain along the N10. These should be ignored in favor of the river path.

To get there turn right off the N10 and head into town. The path is easy enough to find at the end of town, and it follows...

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1

AHBV Alhandra
Vasco da Gama, 58

Bombeiro
10 Donativo Photo in AHBV Alhandra on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Alhandra on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Alhandra on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Alhandra on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
571.90
Altitude: 
15
History: 

The town's name gives a bit of evidence to the claim that it was settled first by the French followers of Portugal’s first king.

The Road: 

The pedestrian path keeps along the Rio Tejo into Vila Franca de Xira. The bright yellow bull ring tells you that you have arrived. Unless you need to enter the town, keep along the path. Otherwise, yellow arrows at the bull ring will guide you into and then back out of town to rejoin the path...

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Hotel Xira
Praia 2A

Hotel
19 20

2

Residencial Flora
Noel Perdigão, 6

Pension
44 28 Photo in Residencial Flora on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hostel DP - Suites & Apartments
António Palha, 2

Hostal
16 13

4

Estalagem Leziria
Barroca De Baixo, 17

Hotel
Photo in Estalagem Leziria  on the Camino de Santiago

5

Leziria Parque Hotel
Barranco de Cegos, 22

Hotel
Photo in Leziria Parque Hotel on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hospedaria Maioral
Travessa do Terreirinho, 2

Pension
Photo in Vila Franca de Xira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Vila Franca de Xira on the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 2
Distance to Santiago: 
564.50
Altitude: 
140
The Road: 

The arrival to Carragado is marked by the train station. At the far edge of town the camino turns left, where the road meets the river. Follow the river 1km and then cross it via the new bridge.

From the bridge, it is 3.5km along a straight road to Vila Nova de Rainha.

Photo in Vala do Carregado on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Vala do Carregado on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
559.70
Altitude: 
20

No accommodation, but a pair of mini markets, a bar, a restaurant, and a panaderia.

The Road: 

The camino through town is brief and before long you are back on the N3 national road.

It is more road walking all the way to Azambuja. Remember to keep to the left side of the road.

Photo in Vila Nova de Rainha on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
553.30
Altitude: 
25

Azambuja is a medium sized town with all the necessary services. See the note on Parque das Nações for information about how to take the train directly to the station here.

The Road: 

Leaving town means another railway crossing. The arrows lead you to the train station, and an elevated pedestrian bridge (painted blue) gets you over the track and onto the first stretch of country walking for some time. You will be in flat farmland nearly the entire way to Santarém. A few...

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1

Pensão Jacinto
Campinos 3c

Pension
3 20

2

Casa do Alfaro
Quinta do Alfaro Norte

Pension
Photo in Casa do Alfaro  on the Camino de Santiago

3

Residencial Flor da Primavera
Conselheiro Arouca, 21

Pension

4

Abrigo do Peregrino da Sta. Casa da Misericórdia
Espírito Santo, 1

Parochial
12 Donativo

5

Ouro Hotel
E.N.3, Km 10

Hotel
Photo in Azambuja on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
542.60
Altitude: 
5

Not to be confused with Puente do Reguengo if you happen to have taken the train. There is a bar in town, the Cafe Campino.

The Road: 

At the start of town, the road ascends slightly to the top of the embankment that separates these lowlands from the nearby river. Follow the road.

Photo in Reguengo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Reguengo on the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 3
Distance to Santiago: 
539.80
Altitude: 
5

Several bars and small shops, as well as a BP gas station (with overpriced food-like stuff) at the start of town.

The Road: 

Keep on the same course along the embankment to Porto Mugue.

Name

1

Casa Velha de Santo António
Santo António, 27

Pension
Photo in Valada on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
536.20
Altitude: 
10

One bar and some picnic spots in town. Recognizable for the large bridge that crosses the river.
At the end of town, the paved road gives way to a rural farm road. It is a clear path all the way to Omnias.

Notice: 

Stock up on water here, 13+ km of nothing ahead!

Name

1

Casa do Rio
Morgado, 2

Pension
Photo in Porto Muge on the Camino de Santiago
Distance to Santiago: 
522.70
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

Turn left to cross under the railway.

The climb ahead is a welcome change from so much flatness. Santarém is at the top. Turn right when you get to the main road in Santarém and continue straight until arriving at a large roundabout (actually a big oval). There are multiple routes through...

Distance to Santiago: 
520.00
Altitude: 
115

Santarém boasts an incredible number of gothic churches, no small feat given that it has been struck by multiple earthquakes and a Napoleonic invasion. The best architectural examples (not all gothic) are the Sé Catedral, the Convento de São Francisco, the Igreja do Santissimo Milagre (itself a...

History: 

Santarém, the Capital of the Portuguese Gothic, has been a favored city by rulers since Julius Caesar set up a military camp here in 61AD.

The Road: 

The exit to town can be difficult to find via arrows and it is best to make your way to the Porta do Sol gardens that are part of the old Moorish castle.

As you approach the gardens, there is a small flight of steps on your left-hand side. Turn down those to a small square and the Puerta...

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1

Casa das Flores
Pedro Canavarro, 9

Apartment
4 25

2

Pensão Coimbra
31 de Janeiro 42-46

Pension
4 15

3

Santarém Hostel
Eng. António Antunes Júnior, 26

Private
24 15 Photo in Santarém Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

4

Pensão de Dona Arminda
Travessa do Frois, 14

Pension
14 15

5

Albergue Sta Casa da Misericórdia
Largo Cândido dos Reis, 17

Parochial
6 5

6

Hotel Umu
Bernardo Santareno, 38

Hotel

7

Santarém Hotel
Madre Andaluz

Hotel