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Stage 20: Rubiães-Tui

Stage 20 of the Portuguese Way, from Rubiães to Tui, covers approximately 19 kilometers and represents a crucial connection between Portugal and Spain on the journey to Santiago de Compostela. This section runs along rural roads and forest trails, marking the pilgrims’ entry into Spanish territory.

Towns through which the route passes

  • Rubiães: Starting point in a town with a historical connection with the pilgrimage, known for its hostel and the Church of São Salvador.
  • Fontoura: Small Portuguese village that serves as an intermediate point, offering a rural landscape and a brief respite along the way.
  • Tui: Final city of the stage and first Spanish town on the way, notable for its cathedral, medieval walls and its rich history.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of São Salvador in Rubiães: An initial monument that reflects Rubiães’ historical connection with pilgrimage, offering a place of spiritual departure.
  • Saint Elmo Chapel in Fontoura: A small place of devotion that adds a spiritual touch to the rural stretch.
  • Cathedral of Santa María in Tui: The final milestone of the stage, an imposing cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic elements, which symbolizes the entry of pilgrims to Spain and marks the beginning of the journey through Spanish lands.

This stage of the Portuguese Way represents a key moment in the journey, taking pilgrims from Portugal to Spain, and allowing them to explore the rich history and architecture of Tui before continuing on their way to 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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