Stage 3: Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas

Stage 3 of the Portuguese Way, from Póvoa de Varzim to Marinhas, covers approximately 18 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. This stretch continues to offer pilgrims the beauty of the coastline, with serene coastal paths and the experience of authentic fishing villages.

 Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Póvoa de Varzim: Starting point and coastal town with golden beaches, a lively fishing port and rich maritime history.
  • Vila do Conde: A town that serves as an intermediate point, known for its historic old town, the Monastery of Santa Clara and the Tower of São João Baptista.
  • Marinhas: Final city of the stage, a charming fishing village that offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and a calm atmosphere.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Matrix Church of Póvoa de Varzim: An initial monument that reflects the local religious architecture and marks the beginning of the stage.
  • Monastery of Santa Clara in Vila do Conde: A halfway point with a historic monastery and a tower that symbolizes the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Saint Peter’s Church in Marinhas: The final milestone of the stage, a church overlooking the ocean, which offers pilgrims a place of contemplation and rest.

This stage of the Portuguese Coastal Way takes pilgrims through the maritime history of Vila do Conde and allows them to immerse themselves in the coastal tranquility of Marinhas, enriching their path to Santiago de Compostela.

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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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