Stage 13: Padrón-Santiago de Compostela

Stage 13 of the Portuguese Coastal Way, from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela, marks the exciting final leg of the journey. With approximately 25 kilometers, this stage takes pilgrims through changing landscapes, from rural areas to the triumphal entry to the majestic Santiago de Compostela, where the pilgrimage culminates.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Padrón: Starting point, a town with history, known for its ties to the legend of the ship that transported Santiago’s body.
  • Teo: Intermediate point, a small town that adds a rural touch to the route, surrounded by Galician landscapes.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Final city of the stage and final destination of theSt. James Way, the historical jewel that houses the cathedral and the tomb of the Apostle Santiago.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Santiago in Padrón: Connected to the arrival of the remains of Santiago, this church is a starting point with historical significance.
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: Highlight of the stage and the St. James Way, the cathedral is a majestic monument with the tomb of the Apostle, attracting pilgrims from all over the world.
  • Plaza del Obradoiro: In Santiago de Compostela, a monumental space where pilgrims can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and contemplate the grandeur of the cathedral.

This stage is an emotional journey that takes pilgrims from the humility of Padrón to the majesty of Santiago de Compostela, culminating in the iconic Obradoiro square, where spiritual gratification meets architectural beauty.

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Peregrino en un campo con flores

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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