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Stage 16: Porto-Vilarinho

Stage 16 of the Portuguese Way, from Porto to Vilarinho, covers approximately 23 kilometers and marks the beginning of the journey to Santiago de Compostela. This initial section combines the exploration of the city of Porto with the transition to rural landscapes and traditional villages, offering pilgrims a diverse experience on their way.

Towns through which the route passes

  • Porto: Starting point and a historic city on the banks of the Douro River, famous for its architecture, wines and cultural charm.
  • Matosinhos: Coastal town known for its beach and port, serving as an intermediate point on the route.
  • Vilarinho: Final town of the stage, located in a rural environment, providing a quiet contrast after the urban experience in Porto.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Sé Cathedral in Porto: An imposing cathedral that marks the beginning of the path, with a rich architectural and cultural history.
  • Leça do Balio Monastery in Matosinhos: An ancient monastery that adds a historical and spiritual touch to the coastal stretch.
  • Vilarinho Church: A final monument that reflects the authenticity and charm of rural life, providing pilgrims with a place for reflection at the end of the stage.

This first stage of the Portuguese Way offers pilgrims the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Porto before entering rural landscapes, providing an exciting and varied start to their journey towards Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesEl Camino Portugués

Etapa 16

Porto - Vilarinho

27 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 17

Vilarinho-Barcelos

27 km
2/5
6h45m
Etapa 18

Barcelos-Ponte de Lima

35 km
4/5
8h30m
Etapa 19

Ponte de Lima-Rubiães

17 km
3/5
4h45m
Etapa 20

Rubiães-Tui

19 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 21

Tui - Redondela

32 km
4/5
8h
Etapa 22

Redondela-Pontevedra

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 23

Pontevedra-Caldas de Reis

21 km
1/5
5h15m
Etapa 24

Caldas de Reis-Padrón

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 25

Padrón - Santiago de Compostela

24 km
2/5
6h

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