Stage 25: Padrón-Santiago de Compostela

Stage 25 of the Portuguese Way, from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela, marks the final stretch of the pilgrimage and covers approximately 24 kilometers. This final stretch takes pilgrims through rural paths and forests before entering the city of Santiago de Compostela, culminating in arrival at the majestic cathedral that houses the tomb of the apostle Santiago.

Towns through which the route passes

  • Padrón: Starting point, known for its connection with the poet Rosalía de Castro and its historic bridge over the Sar river.
  • Teo: A town that serves as an intermediate point, standing out for its rural surroundings and the Church of Santa María de Teo.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Final city of the stage and destination of the pilgrimage, famous for its monumental cathedral and its historic old town.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Santiago Bridge in Padrón: An initial monument that stands out for its historical connection and crosses the Sar River, marking the exit from Padrón.
  • Church of Santa María de Teo: An intermediate point with a church that adds a historical touch to the route.
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: The final milestone of the stage and final destination of the pilgrimage, an imposing cathedral that houses the tomb of the apostle Santiago and represents the end of the journey.

This stage of the Portuguese Way is emotionally significant for pilgrims, as it culminates in the majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where many pilgrims experience a deep sense of spiritual achievement and find resonance with the history and tradition of the St James Way.

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StagesEl Camino Portugués

Etapa 1

Lisboa-Vila Franca de Xira

34 km
9/5
9h
Etapa 2

Vila Franca de Xira-Azambuja

20 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 3

Azambuja-Santarém

33 km
3/5
8h
Etapa 5

Golegã-Tomar

31 km
3/5
7h 45 min
Etapa 5

Santarém-Golegã

30 km
1/5
7h 45 min
Etapa 6

Tomar-Alvaiázere

31 km
3/5
8h
Etapa 7

Alvaiázere-Alvorge

22 km
2/5
5h 30 min
Etapa 8

Alvorge-Cernache

26 km
2/5
6h 30 min
Etapa 9

Cernache-Coimbra

11 km
1/5
2h 45 min
Etapa 10

Coimbra-Sernadelo

24 km
2/5
6h 15 min
Etapa 11

Sernadelo-Águeda

23 km
2/5
5h 45 min
Etapa 11

Águeda-Albergaria a Velha

15 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 13

Albergaria-a-Velha-São João da Madeira (Couto de Cucujães)

28 km
3/5
7h 15 min
Etapa 13

São João da Madeira (Couto de Cucujães)-Grijó

19 km
1/5
4h 45 min
Etapa 15

Grijó-Porto

15 km
1/5
3h 45min
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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