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The Portuguese Way Camino Portugués in Spanish or Caminho Portugués in Portuguese is a fantastic route for pilgrims looking for a more rural experience on the Camino de S...

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The Portuguese Way Camino Portugués in Spanish or Caminho Portugués in Portuguese is a fantastic route for pilgrims looking for a more rural experience on the Camino de Santiago.

The Portuguese Camino starts in Lisbon, Portugal’s dazzling capital and home to several UNESCO sites, and takes pilgrims across stunning countryside, villages and towns such as Santarém, one of the last Moorish bastions in Portugal; Coimbra, famous for its UNESCO 13th century university; and gorgeous Porto with its colourful river front and home of Port wine. On the Portuguese Camino route you will walk past terraced fields, lush forests, vineyards and peaceful sleepy villages.

The last 100km of the Camino Portugués is the most popular section, starting in Tui, Galicia, just across the Minho river from Portugal. Explore Tui’s beautiful old town, visit the hilltop cathedral and, if you have time before heading to Santiago, walk across the 19th century International Bridge to Valença do Minho, its Portuguese ‘twin’ town. Read more Portuguese Way Camino articles on our blog. The full Portuguese Way takes just over 1 month to complete or you can choose to walk a section.