Camino Portugues Map 13
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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The sprawl from the center of town runs all the way to Gião, where a revision to the camino takes you mercifully off of the road and to Vairão where a more tranquil walk resumes. That is a stretch of 25km, more than enough walking given the terrain. It is not uncommon for pilgrims to bypass much...

Altitude: 
90

Cedofeita is a suburb of Porto. It is notable for pilgrims as being a point where the Braga Route and the Central Route split.

That split occurs at the Chapel of the Ramada Alta, a small church roughly 1.5km from where the pedestrian zone ended. Walk around the church, keeping it on your...

0.70km → Gondivai

When you get to the A4 overpass the camino splits into two distinct trails. The options are not well marked because the turn to the right is a new route that replaces the previous (and wildly dangerous) detour which began in Araújo. Distances are measured from the split. Both routes converge at...

The Road: 

‌VIA MOREIRA - 6,2 km

Dies ist die am einfachsten zu navigierende und kürzeste Variante. Gehen Sie bei der Abzweigung  einfach geradeaus weiter.

 

‌VIA MAIA - 7,7 km

Diese Route bietet einen Besuch des Klosters Mosteiro de Leça do Balio und der...

1.20km → Araújo
Altitude: 
90
3.50km → Moreira
Altitude: 
85

Not far into Araújo you have to choose between two possible routes, but the option is not entirely obvious. The split is not far past the Iglesia de San Pedro (see photo), at a small square with an enclosed cruceiro and a bust of Dr. Eugenio Pinto Franco.

The two options are Maia or...

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Altitude: 
85

Entering Moreira, turn Right at the cemetery.

The camino will take a right-left-right a short distance on, and the arrows are painted low on the curb. Whether you follow them, or you miss them, you will arrive at the main road. Turn Right there. A Pingo Doce and a Lidl tell you that you...

Accommodation in Moreira

Private

1

AirPorto Hostel
Private
Estrada, 244
22 14.50*€
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Hotel

2

Hotel Aeroporto ⭑⭑
Hotel
Rua Pedras Rubras, 157

3

Hotel Residencial Puma
Hotel
Cruz Das Guardeiras, 776
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3.20km → Maia
History: 

The Romanesque monastery you see today was founded by the Order of St. Benedict in the late 10th century but was built in the vicinity of a Roman Temple dedicated to Jupiter.

The Road: 

Follow the path straight past the Monastery, and join the Rua da Lionesa. Here a large park will be on your right, and industry on your left. Keep straight and eventually cross over the Río Leça, at which point the name of the cobbled road changes to Rua Chantre. Chantre...

1.10km → Godim
Altitude: 
90

The path to Maia takes you over the N13 and up the hillside past the zoo. Stay on this road as it merges with a few others, always heading uphill until you arrive at the church, which is the highest point in town.

Exit via the one-way road behind the church and to the left, back downhill...

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0.80km → Guarda
Altitude: 
85
Altitude: 
100

In Guarda, turn left to follow the signs to the Zona Industrial. (see photo).

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1.60km → Barranha
Altitude: 
105

If arriving from Moreira, be sure to turn Left at the intersection at the start of the industrial zone (onto the Rua do Outeiro).

If arriving from Maia, keep straight through the intersection.

Notice: 

Die Linie C der Metro von Porto (Linha da Maia) hat eine Haltestelle namens Zona Industrial, jedoch nicht entlang des Camino.

Altitude: 
75

Barranha marks a change in scenery. Although you are still walking on paved or cobbled paths, the congestion and noise of Porto are now behind you.

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1.20km → Mosteiró
Altitude: 
60

Because you are arriving via the back roads, the town of Vilar do Pinheiro isn’t marked so obviously. The photo below shows the signage at the intersection in town but doesn’t tell you that the town itself is a left-hand turn from here, or necessarily that the camino is straight on.

Notice: 

Wenn Sie hier übernachten möchten, biegen Sie links ab, ansonsten gehen Sie geradeaus durch die Kreuzung und passieren ein paar Bars auf dem Weg aus dem Ort.

Accommodation in Vilar do Pinheiro

Pension

1

Residencial Santa Marinha
Pension
Via José Régio, 1330 - 1º
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3.80km → Gião - Joudina
Altitude: 
30

Small kids park and a pretty but unused square. Plenty of shade for a rest. The church is up the road to your right when entering the town; the camino passes straight through.

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0.45km → Igreja
Altitude: 
60

At Gião - Joudina the camino has followed alongside the narrow N306 for about 2km.

The road narrows ahead, and the going was sufficiently dangerous for the camino to be detoured. The distance added is 1km, but the route is pretty enough and peaceful enough to feel shorter than along the...

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0.90km → Tresval
Altitude: 
60

The church is currently being renovated, but the doors are occasionally open to sneak a peek.

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0.80km → Crasto
Altitude: 
95
0.80km → Vairão
Altitude: 
110
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