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Stage 17: Vilarinho-Barcelos

Stage 17 of the Portuguese Way, from Vilariño to Barcelos, covers approximately 24 kilometers and continues the journey towards Santiago de Compostela. This section is characterized by taking pilgrims through rural landscapes, forests and small villages, offering an authentic and serene experience along the way.

Towns through which the route passes

  • Vilariño: Starting point in a quiet town, marked by the rural beauty of the region.
  • Barcelos: Final town of the stage, known for its rich history, traditional architecture and its emblematic bridge over the Cávado River.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Vilariño Church: A small temple that marks the beginning of the stage, offering a space for contemplation.
  • Church of São Veríssimo in Pedra Furada: A monument halfway, with its religious architecture and its rural surroundings.
  • Medieval Bridge of Barcelos: The final milestone of the stage, a medieval bridge over the Cávado River that symbolizes the arrival in Barcelos, a city with a rich and culturally significant past.

This stage of the Portuguese Way gives pilgrims the opportunity to immerse themselves in the authenticity of rural life, explore small villages and experience the rich history of Barcelos before continuing on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

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Peregrino en un campo con flores

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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