Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

O Porriño - Redondela

16 km Difficulty
This section leaves O Porriño towards Mos past the village of Sanguiñeda. Mos is mainly a pedestrian town where you can see the Pazo dos Marqueses, which can be visited during the afternoon, the church of Santa Eulalia, the cross and a fountain with scallop shells and pilgrims as decoration by a bench that can be a good place to rest. There is also a pilgrim’s hostel in the building known as “casa blanca”. 

Leaving the Pazo dos Marqueses behind, you start climbing the Rúa dos Cabaleiros up to the cross of “Cruceiro dos Cabaleiros”, which is thus called because of the horse fair that is held here. It is also called “Cruceiro da Vitoria” to signal the victory over Napoleon’s troops. 

The Camino continues after these first 5 kilometres climbing towards the heights of Inxerto e Infesta, the highest point being at the chapel of Santiaguiño de Anta, where you can see several Camino-related motifs such as the Apostle or the Cross. Here you can also find the Cruceiro de Santiaguiño do Monte, and close by the Miliario de Guizán, and part of the 19th Roman road on the Antonine Itinerary. This milestone not only worked as a boundary marker, but it was also believed to have fertility powers for women who wanted to have children, and that is why it was not moved to the Museum of Pontevedra, as there was opposition from the locals. 

The route enters the municipality of Redondela and goes back onto the N-550, the road linking Tui and A Coruña. From this coastal town, you can see the Ria de Vigo, with the bridge of Rande across it and the Cíes Islands in the background. In the middle of the ria, you can see the Isle of San Simón. It is now uninhabited but it is steeped in history and is listed as a heritage site in Spain. Originally settled by the Knights Templar, it was used as a lazaretto in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as a prison during the Spanish Civil War, and later on as a school for orphans. 

In Redondela, you can visit the convent of Vilavella and the church of Santiago, and civil engineering structures such as the two viaducts, one of the railway line between Vigo and Madrid and the other on the line going to Pontevedra.


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Tips from our postmen and women

 José Antonio L. Morandeira, Correos of Mos.
 
“Before you reach Mos, on the road known as the “Camiño das Tapias”, by the house of the local poet María Magdalena Domínguez, you will find the Cruz Alta de Serodio, where pilgrims usually stop and leave a stone with their promises and wishes”. José Antonio L. Morandeira, Correos of Mos.  
Leonardo Cabaleiro, Correos of Redondela. ​
 
“In Redondela, I recommend a walk along the beach and, if the tide allows, a visit to the point where the statue of Jules Verne is located, just opposite the Isle of San Simón. If you find a boat, you can get to the island and see one of the most important boxwood groves in Europe. At dusk, you can admire the Alameda, a French-style park opposite the town hall, and have something to drink on one of its lovely squares. Of course, you must try some of our traditional dishes, the “chocos da ría na súa tinta”, a squid dish, is a beloved choice. The squid has actually given us the nickname of “choqueiros”. Leonardo Cabaleiro, Correos of Redondela. 

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.