O Porriño is the heart of Galicia’s industrialized sector and has been so for centuries, the area is rich with granite.
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 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-ramp. It will take you to Ameirolongo.