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Stage 12: Caldas de Reis-Padrón

Stage 12 of the Portuguese Coastal Way , from Caldas de Reis to Padrón, covers around 18 kilometers and offers pilgrims a pleasant day, combining rural landscapes with proximity to urban areas. This section allows walkers to enjoy the serenity of the natural environment and experience the transition to the final section of their pilgrimage.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Caldas de Reis: Starting point, known for its thermal waters and historical charm, offering pilgrims a relaxing start.
  • Iria Flavia: Intermediate point, a small town with a rich history, marked by the figure of Santa María de Iria, whose tomb is in the local church.
  • Padrón: Final city of the stage, an emblematic destination where the remains of the Apostle Santiago are said to have landed, providing a significant milestone on the Way.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Historic Bridges: Along the way, pilgrims will find several bridges, some of them old and picturesque, which add charm to the journey.
  • Church of Santa María in Iria Flavia: A place of historical importance with connections to the legend of the arrival of the remains of Santiago.
  • Church of Santiago in Padrón: Highlight of the stage, where it is believed that the remains of the Apostle Santiago arrived, turning Padrón into a sacred place for pilgrims.

This stage offers pilgrims the opportunity to connect with the history of the St. James Way and experience the warmth of the places that have been fundamental in the Jacobean tradition.

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StagesCamino Portuguese Coastal

Etapa 1

Porto - Labruge

25 km
2/5
6h 15m
Etapa 2

Labruge-Póvoa de Varzim

14 km
12/5
3h30m
Etapa 3

Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas

25 km
2/5
6h
Etapa 4

Marinhas-Viana do Castelo

21 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 5

Viana do Castelo-Caminha

27 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 6

Caminha-Porto Mougás

24 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 7

Redondela - Pontevedra

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 7

Porto Mougás-A Ramallosa

16 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 7

Vilanova de Arousa-Vilagarcía de Arousa

12 km
1/5
3h
Etapa 8

A Ramallosa-Vigo

23 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 9

Vigo-Redondela

16 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 11

Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis

21 km
1/5
5h15m
Etapa 12

Caldas de Reis - Padrón

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 13

Padrón - Santiago de Compostela

24 km
2/5
6h

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