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Stage 5: Viana do Castelo-Caminha

Stage 5 of the Portuguese Coastal Way, from Viana do Castelo to Caminha, covers approximately 28 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. This stretch invites pilgrims to explore the rich cultural heritage and panoramic views of the region, combining coastal paths, natural landscapes and charming villages.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Viana do Castelo: Starting point and historic city with cobbled streets, charming squares and the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia.
  • Carreço: A town that serves as an intermediate point, with its beaches and the Chapel of San Lourenço.
  • Caminha: Final city of the stage, located next to the Miño River, with a charming historic center, the Caminha Castle and the Monte de Santa Tecla on the opposite bank, in Spain. li>

Monuments to see along the route

  • Sanctuary of Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo: An impressive initial monument, located on a hill, offering panoramic views of the city and the coast.
  • Saint Lourenço Chapel in Carreço: A halfway point with a historic chapel that reflects the religious tradition of the region.
  • Caminha Castle: The final landmark of the stage, which dominates the urban landscape of Caminha and provides a unique perspective of the Miño River and the border with Spain.

This stage of the Portuguese Coastal Way provides pilgrims with a diverse experience, from the history and spirituality in Viana do Castelo to the charming town of Caminha with its rich heritage and panoramic views.

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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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