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CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km

 

Itinerary

Going through Barcelos you will pass by the streets of Fernao de Magalhaes, Largo D. Antonónio Barroso, Infante D. Enrique, António Barroso, Largo da Porta Nova, Da Liberdade Avenue, Campo Da República, Dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra Avenue, Nuno Álvares Pereira Avenue, and Paulo Felisberto Avenue. Continue on the N-204 to Faial, where you will turn left to Vila Boa and will arrive at Espíritu Santo Chapel (from the 16th Century).

Now, you will cross the train railroad and go down to the bridge, turning left to Sao Sebastiâo Chapel (from the 18th Century) and to Santa Cruz Chapel (from the 19th Century), in Lijó. Passing by the football pitch there is a fork: keep going straight on to Gandara. Go up a path towards Sabatiz and Tamel (Sao Pedro Fins). On the first intersection, turn left towards Souto do Rato, and on the next one, turn right to the intersection with the N-543 and keep going towards the EN-204. On the right, you will see a church and on the left, Da Senhora da Portela Calvary. From this place, you will take the N-549 and before getting to the wall, you will turn right and pass between Tamel Station and a church. Cross the railroad and you will get to Aborim and, via the N-549, you will pass by a calvary and will get to Ponte das Tábuas (from the 12th Century). After crossing the bridge, turn right and next to the N-204 you will walk under the remains of the old causeway.

After the intersection of the N-204 and the N-308, you will find Sao Bento de Balugaes Chapel. Keep going on the N-204 towards the church and Sao Sebastiao Calvary, then turn left and you will pass by Fonte de Cal, Outeiro, Vilhadiz, Rocha, Gramal and Reborido. On the exit towards Portela (Vitorino de Piaes), you will go up a path leading towards Alto da Albergaria. Then, get to the M-1259, turn right and 50 m ahead, turn left to get to Sao Sebastiao Chapel. Continue and you will see a calvary, and turning left on the intersection, you will go up to Casa das Torres (from the 18th Century), in Facha.

Next, you will pass by a calvary, San Antonio Chapel, another calvary and Sobreiro, from where you will go down to the N-203. Go across Campo Novo (Seara), Anta, Bouça, Paço, Pregal, Pedrosa (Sao Francisco Church) and Barros. Then, cross Nossa Senhora das Neves Bridge, seeing a chapel and a calvary from the 17th Century.

Surrounded by walls, you will pass under the access to the bridge over the river Lima and you will get to Nossa Senhora da Guía Church, in Ponte de Lima, at the beginning of Plátanos Avenue.

Information about Ponte de Lima in Wikipedia >>> CLICK HERE

 

External info sources about this route and recommended websites:

Federación Española de Asociaciones del Camino de Santiago

Asociación Galega de Amigos do Camiño de Santiago

 

There is a complete and excellent Guide of the Portuguese Central Way by the “Asociación Galega de Amigos do Camiño de Santiago”. You can download it in their web or just clicking here.

Very useful guide: Camino de Santiago. National Geographic

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CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
 
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
 
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
CP17 - Barcelos - Ponte de Lima - 33,6 km
 
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