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If last night we spent the night in Grijó, today we have a very short stage, which is to be welcomed, as we will have more time to enjoy getting to know the city of Oporto. As usual in the stages bordering large cities, today’s landscape will be dominated by urban and industrial areas and dense communication routes.

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We leave Grijó on a quiet walk that takes us through the local cemetery and then we enter an industrial area to continue our journey towards Perosinho, in the metropolitan area of Oporto. From Perosinho we will walk along cobbled streets, until we reach the outskirts of the town, where a Roman road will take over, integrated in an idyllic wooded landscape. This stretch is probably the most magical and beautiful of the stage, enjoy it.

Once the road ends, the path becomes a dirt track with pleasant scenery. Afterwards we will return to the asphalt walking along a downhill stretch that will give us beautiful views of the coast of Vila Nova de Gaia. Walking, little by little, we will arrive at Rechousa-Alto das Torres, entering the urban mass of Vila Nova de Gaia. Now we only have to cross Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Oporto crossing the iconic bridge that is the emblem of the city: the bridge of D. Luis I.

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We’re in luck! In this short stage we will find two of the most beautiful places of the Portuguese Way since its beginning in Lisbon: a stretch of Roman road through the forest, just 5 kilometers from leaving the city of Lisbon. Grijó, and the spectacular entrance in Porto across the bridge of D. Luís I over the river Douro.

Places of interest

  • Cathedral – Sé de Porto
  • Ponte de D. Luís – Porto
  • Liberdade Square – Porto
  • São Bento Station – Porto
  • Lello e Irmão Bookshop
  • Palácio da Bolsa – Porto
  • Vinho do Porto Winery

Typical dishes

  • Francesinhas
  • Guts à moda do Porto
  • Bacalhau à bràs
  • Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
  • Green broth
  • Roasted octopus
  • Bolinhos de bacalhau (bacalhau bread rolls)
  • Churrasco and roasted frango
  • Grilled sardines

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