Leaving behind the historical village of Baiona to start the longest stage of the Portuguese Coastal Camino. We will walk to Vigo, the most industrialized and most populated city in Galicia.READ MORE
This stretch of the Camino has a distance of 27.1 kilometers (16,8 miles) but at a low difficulty level, so if the pilgrim wants to join forces before starting and get refreshed, the fountain of O Pombal is a good alternative before continuing to Sabarís.
We cross Sabarís through the Romanesque bridge over the river Groba. On its shores we can contemplate a varied avifauna and continue the Camino to reach Ramallosa. In this town we will also have to cross a bridge with 10 arches, built on another one of Romanesque origin, since the Miñor river flows into it, which gives life to the marshland of the Foz del Río. Another symbol of the landscape wealth of this Jacobean Route.
On this point, the pilgrim can choose to continue through the coastline until Vigo or take the variant to Nigrán to reach the city of Pontevedra. Continuing along the coast, the Camino crosses several very popular beaches that are a great option to take a dip looking at the Cíes Islands. A panoramic that we will not leave behind until we reach Vigo.
There are two options to enter the city. The traditional route crosses the neighborhood of Coia to As Travesas, although this route is less used today since the Camino has been hidden between the traffic and residential areas. The other option is to cross Vigo along the riverside walk of the Lagares river, along the avenues of Florida or Fragoso to also arrive at As Travesas. From here, you will reach the Paseo de Alfonso XII, next to the olive tree, symbol of the city and you will pass near the old San Sebastián Castle. Here you can still see a section of the old entrance to the walled enclosure that protected Vigo and that included the Falperra gate, next to the Rúa de Santiago.
In this Galician city, pilgrims can find all kinds of services, as well as multiple leisure and tourism options. A recommended place to regain strength before resuming the trip. While we are here, we should visit the area of A Pedra, known for its wide oyster tasting selection, directly from the Vigo estuary.
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What to do and see in Vigo?
"Vigo is one of the main Spanish ports and a city with the perfect mix between tradition and modernity that deserves to be visited. On your way you will visit our best beaches such as Praia de Samil and Praia do Vao.
If possible, visit our great treasure that are the Cies Islands and if not, just enjoy our beautiful sunsets with the Cies in the background. For your free time I recommend walking through the port area and get lost in the streets of the Casco Vello where you will find a wide gastronomic variety and a formidable environment ".