Stage 9: Cernache-Coimbra

The ninth stage of the Portuguese Way to Lisbon takes pilgrims from Cernache to Coimbra, crossing a rural and urban landscape. This stretch offers walkers a mix of serene trails and urban streets, culminating in the historic city of Coimbra.

Villages through which the stage passes:

  • Cernache: Starting point of the stage, Cernache is a small village that offers a quiet and cozy atmosphere. You can enjoy its rural charm before starting your walk to Coimbra.
  • Coimbra: The stage ends in Coimbra, a historic city known for its prestigious university and rich cultural heritage. Here, you can explore its cobblestone streets, visit its historic monuments and immerse yourself in its vibrant cultural life.

Monuments to see along the way:

  • University of Coimbra: In Coimbra, pilgrims can visit this prestigious university, founded in the 12th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its impressive architecture and rich cultural treasures, the university is a must-see.
  • Church of Santa Cruz: Also in Coimbra, pilgrims can admire this 12th century church, known for its Romanesque architecture and impressive interior. Here lie the remains of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.
  • Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha: Near Coimbra, pilgrims can visit this 14th century monastery, located on the banks of the Mondego River. With its Gothic architecture and peaceful setting, the monastery offers a serene and spiritual experience.

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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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