Stage 4: Marinhas-Viana do Castelo

Stage 4 of the Portuguese Coastal Way, from Marinhas to Viana do Castelo, covers around 20 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. This stretch offers pilgrims a scenic walk with views of the ocean, combining coastal serenity with the historical and cultural richness of the region.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Marinhas: Starting point with its fishing charm and panoramic views of the Atlantic.
  • Esposende: A town that serves as an intermediate point, known for its beaches and the Esposende Lighthouse.
  • Viana do Castelo: Final city of the stage, a historical jewel with cobbled streets, the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia and the Eiffel Bridge over the Lima River.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Esposende Lighthouse: A prominent halfway point, offering pilgrims panoramic views of the ocean and coastline.
  • Sanctuary of Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo: An imposing final monument, located on the top of a hill, provides a magnificent view of the city and the Lima River.
  • Eiffel Bridge in Viana do Castelo: An iconic structure that connects the two banks of the Lima River and adds a unique architectural touch to the path.

This stage of the Portuguese Coastal Way takes pilgrims from the tranquility of Marinhas to the historical richness of Viana do Castelo, offering a unique combination of natural and cultural beauty on their way 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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