0.80km → Vila do Conde → Povoa de Varzim
To Santiago: 
237.50
Altitude: 
10
Notice: 

The Metro of Porto Line B (Linha da Póvoa) passes through Vila do Conde. To stop here, disembark at the Santa Clara station.

Fiesta: 

If you are hungry, and have 9 days to spare, the Feira de Gastronomia is held during the 3rd week of August.

A well known crafts fair, the Feira Nacional de Artesanato, is held between the last week of July and runs through the first week of August.

Friday is market day, held next to the church.

The Road: 

From the Igreja Matriz you have two options, the one indicated by the signs takes you through the center of this large town and carries on straight past the church. It is well marked.

The other option is to follow along the Litoral route which is unmarked but easy...

History: 

Vila do Conde is among the oldest known settlements in Portugal, with discoveries in and near the city which date to more than 100,000 years ago. More recently it was a sea port that played a critical role in Portugal’s 16th century Age of Discovery. King Manuel I passed through on...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Accommodation in Vila do Conde

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

If you’re doing the Central way, as you go from Vila do Conde to Arcos, there is a nice restaurant, Casa de Campo offering peregrino menu for 6.5€. It is a 45 minute walk from the centre of Vila do Conde and the meals are tasty.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

We also walked across to Arcos. Reasonably straightforward but we relied on Google Maps. Basically followed Rua du Lapa. The hostel also provided a map. We left at 0715 and got to Barcelos at 1530, about 30 Km

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

It is worth mentioning that there is a third option for how to proceed. After you cross the bridge into town you can immediately turn right and walk along the river, along Av. Figueiredo Faria. It won't be long before you see yellow arrows pointing you towards the Central Route, which is joined at Arcos.