Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

Padrón - Santiago de Compostela

23,2 km Difficulty
The walk continues in the same direction as the previous day. You leave Padrón and go past the church of Santiago towards the Colegiata of Iria Flavia, where Nobel Literature Prize Camilo José Cela is buried. His museum is just opposite this church. The Museum (Fundación) offers guided tours from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 at 4 Euros. 

The Camino goes in and out of the N-550 the whole day and also runs close to the railway line. Some 3 kilometres away you reach A Escravitude with its Baroque church, to then go onto Rúa de Francos, where you will find the oldest “cruceiro” (stone cross) in Galicia.

The day continues through Osebe, on paths and main roads, through villages and woodlands, until you reach O Milladoiro. This is a satellite town of Santiago de Compostela and it is located in the neighbouring municipality of Ames. The name comes from the word “humilladoiro” because pilgrims prostrated themselves (humillarse) when seeing the towers of the Cathedral in the distance and perceiving how close their goal was.

A Rocha and Conxo welcome you to Santiago de Compostela. You access the city through the hospital area towards Rosalía de Castro street, leading to the old town. The Rúa do Franco is famous for its many taverns and restaurants and leads pilgrims straight into the Praza do Obradoiro.

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. Uxía Botana, Correos of Milladoiro. 

“At Milladoiro, by the Camino and just before you access the town proper, you can see the chapel of A Magdalena, a stone church surrounded by trees and benches. From June to September, it is open from Tuesdays to Sundays during the morning. Many pilgrims stop here and add a stamp to their Credencial. They take a rest and eat something before taking their first view of the Cathedral towers”. Uxía Botana, Correos of Milladoiro. 

 

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.