TUI is the gateway in Spain of the Portuguese Way. In Galicia, the route advances parallel to the Rias Bajas de Vigo and Pontevedra. A journey that we will make in seven days crossing exuberant landscapes, with numerous rivers and wooded areas. Nuclei of population with as much meaning and architectural beauty as Redondela, Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei and Padrón, where according to the legend the boat that brought from Palestine brought the remains of the Apostle.
Stage 1: Tui - Redondela (33.5 Kms)

Tui highlights the International Bridge over the Miño River, a must for pilgrims. The walled enclosure of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Cathedral of Santa María (mix of Romanesque and Gothic) as well as the Porta da Pía or Pescadería in the urban center. Between the bridge and the historic center we can not miss the river walk along the Miño.

Redondela, located at one end of the Vigo estuary, in which the island of San Simón emerges. We can contemplate a Roman miliary that welcomes the pilgrim as it passes through the town, as well as its two viaducts of the second half of the 19th century. The pilgrims' hostel, the Casa de Petán or Santa Teresa of the 17th century, the Church of Santiago and the Convento de Vilavella stand out.

Stage 2 Redondela - Pontevedra (18.2 Kms)

In Ponte Sampaio highlights its bridge of ten semicircular arches, as well as the Church of Santa Maria, of Romanesque origin of S.XII.

In Pontevedra highlights the Ponte do Burgo, which the pilgrims cross when they leave the historic center. In the old town Shrine of the Pilgrim Virgin, patron saint of the city, with scallop plant; in its interior the carvings of Santiago, San Roque and the Virgin with pilgrim habit stand out.

In the Plaza de la Ferreria, which is entered by the Porta do Camiño, is the Convent of San Francisco next to the Plaza de la Estrella, with its Casa de Caras and the Gardens of Castro Sampedro.

Stage 3: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (23 Kms)

At the entrance of Caldas de Rei the Church of Santa María, of Romanesque origin. The Church of Santo Tomas Becket, built in 1890, Church of Santa Maria de Bemil, San Andrés de César and San Esteban de Saiar, all of Romanesque origin.

One of the great attractions that the town has is that it is bathed by the Umia and Bermaña rivers, which can be crossed by the pilgrims thanks to their Roman bridges. Its waters have therapeutic properties, which is why there are numerous spas in the town. In the Plaza stands out the public fountain known as The Burgas, which is a good place to stop to cool off in its medicinal waters.

 Stage 4: Caldas de Reis - Padrón (18,5 Kms)

In Census highlights the Church of Santiago In neoclassical style of the nineteenth century, the stamp of the church shows the scene of the arrival of the body of Santiago to the port of Padrón. Under the main altar is "The Pedrón", stone that is said to have been used to tie the boat in which the apostle Santiago, already dead, was moved from Palestine to the Galician coasts. It is, therefore, a symbol for many pilgrims.

The fountain of the Carmen of the XVI century, next to the Carmen convent.

The Church of Santa María de Hebrón, The Church of San Antonio de Hebrón.

The Collegiate Church of Iria Flavia.

The Ermita del Santiaguiño. Its great attraction is to walk the Via Crucis of 136 steps to reach it. Inside is a stony image of the Saint, as well as a group of rocks where the Apostle preached. Under the Hermitage is the fountain that, according to tradition, sprang up after striking the apostle with his staff.

Cruceiro de Fondo da Vila del S.XV.

Highlight the bridge of Santiago and the Roman bridge.

The ride of Espolón It is a good place to walk relaxed.

Stage 5: Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (25.2 Kms)

In the post of Arrival in Santiago de Compostela You can see the most important thing that can be visited in Santiago.

Once seen this final stretch of the Camino from Tui to Santiago, if you want to know what you can visit in the final stretch of the French Way with exit in the town of Sarria (Lugo) Click here.

The whole old town is spectacular, it moves us without realizing it to the medieval era. In  he is the market of Supplies of Santiago. On the other hand you can also know the vicinity of Santiago and perform excursions organized by Costa da Morte and Rias Baixas.

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