The road of churches and pilgrims

  • 7 days
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • General public
  • Culture / Heritage
  • Discovery
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The paths from Minho to Santiago de Compostela: The main routes used by pilgrims heading for the Santiago de Compostela sanctuary pass through the Minho region, whether they come from central or northern Portugal. Several days are necessary to make this journey.

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<p>Matrice Matrix Church.</p>

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  • Barcelos
  • Vila Do Conde
  • Porto
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Details of the stay: The road of churches and pilgrims - 7 days

Day 1 : First steps

Departure from Porto then Moreira da Maia, Vilar do Pinheiro, Mindelo, Azurara, and Vila do Conde.

Day 2 : São Pedro de Rates

Discovery of São Pedro de Rates (church rebuilt by D. Henriques and D. Teresa at the beginning of the 12th century).

Day 3 : Direction Barcelos

Go to Pedra Furada and Alvelos, then cross by boat between Barcelinhos and Barcelos (it is also to a 16th century pilgrim that we owe the famous legend of the Rooster of Barcelos).

Day 4 : Towards Vila de Punhe

Direction, Barroselas and Vila de Punhe.

Day 5 : Towards Passagem

Direction, Direction, Deão, Geraz do Lima and Passagem.

Day 6 : Towards Venade

Direction, Senhora da Serra, Azevedo and Venade.

Day 7 : Vilar from Mouros and Spanish border

Visit Vilar of Mouros (medieval bridge and huge rock festival in summer!), Vila Nova de Cerveira (land hosting a biennale of art) and Valença do Minho (old fortified square), then direction Tuy (Spain).

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