2.00km → Bemposta
Altitude: 
145

The bar is in the main square, near one of the many covered crucifixes, or Cruzeiros, that appear along this way.

The Road: 

Der Camino überquert die N1 über einen Fußgängerüberweg und führt direkt nach Bemposta. Es gibt eine Apotheke in Pinheiro, jedoch an der N1. Um dorthin zu gelangen, nach der Überführung nach Süden abbiegen. Andernfalls geradeaus.

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Altitude: 
225

Bemposta represents a curious turn in the camino from what would be a natural course North. After crossing the N1, you climb to the historical center of town, and then back down to the N1 by passing underneath a house (well marked). At the N1, you cross once more.

This area is heavily...

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Photo in Bemposta on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Bemposta on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
185

After the RR crossing, turn Right on the first street. This road will take you upwards and over the highway at a large half-cloverleaf intersection. It then descends and at the first intersection turn Right.

NOTE: There is nothing particularly tricky about this section, but the turn off...

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Photo in Besteiros on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Besteiros on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
100

All bridge, part shrine.

Carry on straight from here. The road ahead turn Left at a set of RR tracks, but cross those and continue up a cobbled stone path. Turn Right at the top of that path.

From here it is straight, and uphill, all the way into Oliveira.

Altitude: 
205

The path through Oliveira is straight and straightforward. In front of the church is one of the original 200 or so granite camino markers that are common in Galicia. It too lacks the inlay to tell you how far the Apostle is.

Örtlicher Feiertag am Montag nach dem zweiten Sonntag im August.

Der Festtag La Salette am ersten Sonntag im August wird im nahe gelegenen Schrein gefeiert. Daher könnten dann freie Betten schwer zu finden sein.

The Road: 

Die Straße zwischen hier und der römischen Brücke Ponte do Salgueiro ist eher langweilig. Eine kontinuierliche Bebauung durch Industrie- und Wohnbauten.

Accommodation in Oliveira de Azeméis

Bombeiro

1

AHBV Oliveira de Azeméis
Bombeiro
Bombeiros Voluntários
10 Donativo€
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Pension

2

Pensão Anacleto
Pension
Dr. Antonio José Almeida, 310
Hotel

3

Hotel Dighton ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Largo da República
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Photo in Oliveira de Azeméis on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
150

A note about the curious Ul, it comes from the name of the nearby River Ul which itself is something of a nickname for the Antuã River.

There is a bar.

Altitude: 
115

From here, all the way to Porto and 20km beyond, is a nearly continuous stretch of developed land. There are a few exceptions through tranquil spaces, but those are the exception.

1.40km → Arrifana
Altitude: 
230

As with most large towns, the arrows and shells get a bit lost in all of the visual distractions.

The main square (the Praça Luís Ribeiro) is not a square at all but rather a large roundabout re-purposed for pedestrians. It is recognizable for the large column sculpture in the center; a...

History: 

São João da Madeiras Wachstum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts war das Ergebnis einer einzigen industriellen Anstrengung, nämlich der Herstellung von Hüten. Sie wurden zuerst aus Filz und später aus Pelz hergestellt und als das Tragen von Hüten aus der Mode kam, wechselten die Arbeiter zur...

The Road: 

Verlassen Sie die Stadt von der Praça Luís Ribeiro entlang der Rua Antonio Jose de Oliveira Junior. Durch Vororte geht es nach Arrifana.

Accommodation in São João da Madeira

Private

1

Solar São João
Private
Praça Luis Ribeiro, 165
20 22*€
Parochial

2

Santa Casa da Misericórdia
Parochial
Manuel Luis Leite Júnior, 777
Donativo€
Bombeiro

3

AHBV (Zona Industrial) São João da Madeira
Bombeiro
Oliveira Figueiredo
70 Donativo€
Hotel

4

Hotel AS São João Da Madeira ⭑⭑
Hotel
Praça Luis Ribeiro, 7

5

Central Suites Impacto
Hotel
António José de Oliveira Júnior, 54
5.80km → Malaposta
Altitude: 
245

There is a Lidl in town if you need an inexpensive shop, turn Right before arriving at the church pictured above.

From that church, the camino goes up the cobbled pedestrian path to the Left. That path gives way to a road which can be followed through residential zones. In winding through...

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2.90km → Ferradal
Altitude: 
305

In Malaposta You will walk along the modern Rua Estrada Romana, so named because this stretch (like a few before it) was once a Roman road. Where the paved road ends, a section of the original road still exists. It is beautiful, but the Romans have neglected its repair for some time.

Keep...

Accommodation in Malaposta

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4.40km → Vergada
Altitude: 
210

One bar along this residential strip. The camino passes straight through and eventually rejoins the N1 in Vergada.

Camino Portugues Map 12
Altitude: 
210

The village proper is located off of the camino; included for the beds available at the Bombeiros.

Accommodation in Lourosa

Bombeiro

1

AHBV Lourosa
Bombeiro
Principal 4030
100 Donativo€
4.10km → Grijó
Altitude: 
235

Vergada is strung along the N1, and the camino passes through it first on the right-hand side, then a short stretch along the N1 before leaving it once more to the right. On its way out of town, the camino crosses the N1 at a 4-way intersection.

The stretch ahead has a few more quiet...

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5.00km → Perosinho
Altitude: 
125

The natural setting surrounding Grijó is the prettiest for a long stretch, high walls and lots of well-shaded spaces. The Monastery here is a particularly pretty place for a rest.

Accommodation in Grijó

Parochial

1

Albergue São Salvador de Grijó
Parochial
Cardoso Pinto, 274
14 Donativo€
Pension

2

Pensão Sobreiro Grosso
Pension
Américo de Oliveira, 807
4.30km → Rechousa
Altitude: 
125

The stretch of camino out of Perosinho is once more a bit of the old Roman road, through a pleasant forest and uphill. You arrive in Rechousa shortly after passing over the A29.

Altitude: 
155
1.70km → Porto
Altitude: 
105

Porto, just across the river, is famous for its Port wines. Vila Nova, on the other hand, is famous for the caves in which the wine is stored during its aging. The municipal gardens here, the Jardim do Moro, are a good place to rest before advancing into Porto.

The Road: 

In Vila Nova de Gaia angekommen, werden Sie mit einem großen Kreisverkehr und einem Tram Terminal begrüßt. Folgen Sie der Straßenbahnlinie; es ist ein Spaziergang geradeaus bis nach Porto.

Am Ende des Ortes erreichen Sie die Ponte Dom Luís I, die Doppeldecker-Eisenbrücke...

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2.10km → Cedofeita
Altitude: 
95

Porto is half the size of Lisbon, and twice as wonderful. It sits perched on the hillside on the north bank of the Rio Douro and has a historic center that would take two days minimum for only a casual stroll. If you plan on having a rest day, this is the town to do it in. If you had not planned...

History: 

Porto wird von portugiesischen Historikern auch „die unbesiegte Stadt“ genannt, weil sie der unrechtmäßigen Belagerung durch König Miguel I widerstand. Er wollte die liberale Verfassung, die nach einer lokalen Rebellion entstand, nicht umsetzen. Aber nachdem er die Stadt 18 Monate lang...

Notice: 

Bevor Sie losgehen sollten Sie sich den Pilgerpass (Credencial) holen, falls Sie noch keinen haben. Es ist in der Sé-Kathedrale erhältlich. Dieses gefaltete Heftchen ist Ihr Pass zum Camino und wird zu einem der schönsten Andenken Ihrer Reise werden. Es ist ein notwendiges Dokument in den...

The Road: 

DIE CAMINOS ZWISCHEN PORTO UND SANTIAGO

Zwischen Porto und der Grenze zu Spanien teilt sich der Camino in drei verschiedene Routen. Sie sind als der Zentralweg (Caminho Central), der Küstenweg (Caminho da Costa) und der Braga-Weg (Caminho Português Interior) bekannt....

Accommodation in Porto

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos Porto
Municipal
Barão de Forrester, 954
24 12€
Private

2

Tattva Design Hostel
Private
Cativo 26-28
116 15*€
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3

The Poets Inn
Private
Caldeireiros, 261
10 No dormitories€
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4

Oporto Sport Hostel
Private
Santa Catarina, 313

5

Downtown Hostel
Private
Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 66
37 15€
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6

Gallery Hostel
Private
Miguel Bombarda, 222
40 22*€
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7

Spot Hostel
Private
Gonçalo Cristovão, 12
42 17€
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8

Porto Lounge Hostel
Private
Almada, 317
17*€
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Parochial

9

Albergue do Peregrino Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Vilar
Parochial
Arcediago Vanzeller 50
12 23€
Association

10

Refúgio de Peregrinos ViaPortuscale
Association
Vasco Santana, 264
20 Donativo€
Bombeiro

11

AHBV Porto
Bombeiro
Rodrigues Sampaio, 153
2 Donativo€
Pension

12

Residencial Belo Sonho
Pension
Passos Manuel, 186
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Hostal

13

Antas Ville
Hostal
Vigorosa, 736
30 13€
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Hotel

14

Hotel Peninsular
Hotel
Sá da Bandeira, 21

15

Hotel Universal ⭑⭑
Hotel
dos Aliados, 38
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16

Hotel do Norte ⭑⭑
Hotel
Fernandes Tomas, 579
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17

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Infante Dom Henrique, 1
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Closed

18

Andarilho Hostel
Closed
Firmeza, 364
40 15€
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