Portuguese Way

27 Stages | 620km

The Portuguese Way of St. James is the second busiest route of the Way of St. James.

From Lisbon, it draws a line from south to north that passes through important Portuguese cities and towns, such as Santarém, Coímbra, Oporto, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Valença do Miño, until it crosses the international bridge over the Miño River and enters Galicia through the town of Tui. Already in Galician lands, the route runs through the entire province of Pontevedra until it reaches the city of the Apostle.

Our journeys of the Portuguese Way of Saint James

Portuguese Way Information

Why choose the Portuguese Way?

This is one of the most historic and most travelled routes. A perfect itinerary for any pilgrim, as it has one of the smoothest routes of all the Jacobean routes.

A Camino designed to enjoy, learn about the different Portuguese and Galician cultures, and immerse yourself in exciting natural and rural landscapes. You will enjoy admiring the ancient forests and millenary crossroads, following in the footsteps of other pilgrims who, like you, have walked this route since the Middle Ages.

What to see on the Portuguese Way?

  • City of Lisbon
  • Templar Castle and Convent of Christ – Tomar
  • Monumental Complex of Buçaco – Mealhada
  • City of Porto
  • Tui Cathedral
  • City of Pontevedra
  • Sampaio Bridge
  • Church of Santiago Apóstol – Padrón
  • Collegiate Church of Iria Flavia – Padrón