Way of Saint James

The Portuguese Way of Saint James, also known as the Portuguese Way, is a pilgrimage route that crosses Portugal and Spain, ending in the city of Santiago de Compostela, where the tomb of the apostle Saint James is located.

There are two main routes for the Portuguese Way: the Central Portuguese Way and the Portuguese Coastal Way. The Central Portuguese Way begins in Lisbon or Porto and follows rural landscapes, villages and historic towns, passing through landmarks such as Coimbra, the city of Porto, and the bridge of Barcelos. The Portuguese Coast Path follows the Atlantic coast, passing through beaches, fishing villages and coastal landscapes.
Both routes are approximately 240 to 280 kilometres long, depending on the starting point chosen, and are well marked with yellow and blue signs indicating the way to go. The route is usually done on foot, but it is also possible to do it by bicycle.
During the route, pilgrims pass through hostels and villages offering inexpensive accommodation, as well as churches and historical monuments that tell the story of the region. There are also many places that offer the opportunity to taste the local gastronomy, such as the famous Port wine, grilled sardines and Guimarães pie.
The Portuguese Way route is an experience of immense cultural and religious value for many pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela, and has grown in popularity in recent years.
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