CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM TUI TO SANTIAGO
El Camino de Santiago from Tui to Santiago It has precisely this town as the gateway to Spain from Portugal. In Galicia, this layout of the Portuguese Way It runs parallel to the Rías Bajas de Vigo and Pontevedra.
It is a journey that we will make in seven days crossing exuberant landscapes, with numerous rivers and wooded areas. Population centers with as much meaning and architectural beauty as Redondela, Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei and Padrón, where according to legend the boat that brought the remains of the Apostle from Palestine.
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Remember that at Mundiplus we can adapt the kilometers of the stages of the Camino de Santiago from Tui according to your needs and physical condition. We prepare this Way for people who travel alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.
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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM TUI STAGES
Day 1: Arrival in Tui. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage from Tui to Redondela (31,2 kms)
Day 3: Stage from Redondel to Pontevedra (19,8 kms)
Day 4: Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei stage (21,9 kms)
Day 5: Stage from Caldas de Rei to Padron (18,5 Kms)
Day 6: Stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela (24,6 kms)
Day 7: Breakfast – End of our services
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The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.
We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.
As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.
What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino de Santiago from Tui to Santiago?
As in any type of trip, planning will always allow favorable results and on the Camino de Santiago this is no exception. Being able to have an order in accommodation, hydration and food will help considerably to make the time go much better and somehow avoid certain setbacks.
If you are crossing the Portuguese Way, you should know that in addition to beautiful landscapes, This route in particular allows you to enjoy an amazing gastronomy. Therefore, having a guide or recommendation will always be of great help.
Here we will talk about the most typical dishes that you can find from Tui to Santiago. We will take the opportunity to suggest some restaurants that you can find in this section.
Typical dishes of this section (Pontevedra, A Coruña)
The general gastronomy of Galicia is one of the most traditional in the entire national scene. Of course, this region is subdivided into other zones that in turn diversify the pleasures for the palate. These are some of the typical dishes of the Portuguese Way, from Tui to Santiago de Compostela.
Eels may be a bit strange, especially if you come from afar. It's about the eel fry, which are also the only ones that by law are allowed to fish in the region. In the rest of Spain they are quite scarce and expensive. However, in this area they are really affordable along the banks of the Miño.
They are available throughout the year, however, They are much more consumed in winter, during the fishing season. The way to prepare them is extremely simple. you just need olive oil, garlic and chilli and always use in clay pots.
chocos in his ink
This is another small-sized marine species. Also known as choquitos, chopitos and are actually baby cuttlefish or cuttlefish. They are especially popular in the Redondela area, where they are extremely high quality.
It is prepared with the own sepia ink. Is accompanied by a stew made from garlic, tomato, onion and red wine. These ingredients are integrated and then the cuttlefish are cooked there. Once they have reduced in size, they are served with rice and a good touch of aioli.
Pimientos de Padrón
Galicia is an area for peppers, but without a doubt the ones from Padrón are the best known, although they are also produced in areas such as Dodro and Rois. They are small in size and olive green in color. although you can also find some yellowish ones.
A peculiarity is that some tend to itch, although discovering which ones is a complicated task. They are usually served as an appetizer or starter.. The traditional way is to prepare them fried and accompany them with a beer.
Also known as compostelana cake. Actually, it is one of the most traditional desserts in all Galician cuisine. As you can imagine, it is not necessary to say that it is directly related to the pilgrimages that have been carried out in this area for hundreds of years.
It is consumed throughout the year but especially during the month of July in the festivities of Galicia and Santiago.
It is made from pulverized almonds, butter or shortening, sugar, eggs, and orange or lemon. As a curiosity, it does not have flour and since 1577 there are already records of the consumption of this preparation.
Where to eat from Tui to Santiago?
Best places to eat from Tui to Santiago
Between the section that goes from Tui to Santiago there are a series of establishments that you have to visit no matter what, since they represent tradition and good flavors. Among these, it is worth mentioning:
Taperia O Alberigue (Tui)
Located at number XNUMX on Seijas de Tui street, the Taperia “O Albergue” is an establishment that everyone who visits the city should know and enjoy.
It is a place to enjoy the best tapas in the region. These can be accompanied by a glass of wine, as its variety is quite wide, all from the area, of excellent quality. In addition, if you like to enjoy a slightly more complete meal, they also have a menu of the day, with good prices and incomparable freshness.
Restaurant Bar La Cueva (Porriño)
If you like homemade flavors, this is definitely the right place for you. La Cueva It is located at number 15 of Rúa Ramón González de Porriño street and is open to the public from Monday to Saturday.
His specialty is undoubtedly tripe. Although they are also famous for their empanadas, octopus and of course, tapas and sandwiches.
Its terrace is perfect to enjoy a glass of wine and some tapas in the middle of the afternoon, when the sun begins to go down. However, at any time you will always find good and delicious options.
Pulperia Rial (Padrón)
First of all, we must emphasize that here They will always treat you like family. so you will feel more than welcome. It is located at number 13, Plaza Traviesas, in the center of Padrón, so it won't be difficult to get there.
The specialty of the house is the octopus, although they also have a varied menu of the day available where Galician cuisine is the undisputed protagonist.
Rua do Franco (Santiago de Compostela)
Es one of the most emblematic streets of the city of Santiago de Compostela. popularly known as The Franco, without a doubt it is one of the main gastronomic and leisure routes.
It is located within the historic center of Santiago. It ends directly at Plaza del Obradoiro and Plaza de Platerías. Regardless of the time or day of the week, it is always very busy. And it is that this is surely the point of the whole way where more pilgrims converge.
Here you can find a bit of everything when it comes to dining options. The protagonists always it will be the tapas bars, where good wines are not missed. As we have already told you, the variety is so great that you will surely find one adapted to your tastes.
How to get to Tui
We indicate the different options of How to get to your Camino de Santiago organized starting in the border city of Tui that marks the minimum distance, if you do the Camino on foot, of 100 km to obtain the "La Compostela" certificate
Option 1: Private car and park the vehicle in Tui
Option 2: Bus
Santiago> Vigo> Tui
- From Santiago to Vigo with the company monbus.
- From Vigo to Tui with the company If he throws.
Madrid> Vigo> Tui (There is no direct option)
- From Madrid to Vigo with the company advance bus
– From Vigo to Tui with the Atsa company.
Option 3: Train (Renfe) Guillarei Station.
Option 4: Plane
The closest airports to Tui are Santiago and Vigo.
From here they exist two possibilities to get to Tui:
- By bus, option seen above.
- Private transfer: Pick up at the Santiago / Vigo airport and direct transfer to the Tui hotel. Consult us service fee.
What to see and what to do on the Camino from Tui
STAGE FROM TUI TO PORRIÑO AND REDONDELA
We start with the town of Tui where the International Bridge over the Miño river stands out, a forced passage for pilgrims. The walled enclosure from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, the Cathedral of Santa María (mixture of Romanesque and Gothic) as well as the Porta da Pía or Pescadería in the urban nucleus. Between the Bridge and the historic center we cannot 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 see a Roman milestone that welcomes pilgrims as they pass through the town, as well as its two viaducts from the second half of the XNUMXth century. The pilgrims' hostel, the Casa de Petán or Santa Teresa from the XNUMXth century, the Church of Santiago and the Vilavella Convent stand out.
STAGE FROM REDONDELA TO PONTEVEDRA
In Ponte Sampaio, its bridge with ten semicircular arches stands out, as well as the Church of Santa María, of Romanesque origin from the XNUMXth century.
In Pontevedra stands out the Ponte do Burgo, which pilgrims cross as they leave the historic center. In the old town stands out the Sanctuary of the Virgin Pilgrim, patron saint of the city, with a scallop plan; inside, the carvings of Santiago, San Roque and the Virgin with pilgrims' habit stand out.
In the Plaza de la Ferreria, which is entered through 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.
PONTEVEDRA-CALDAS DE REI STAGE
We start the entrance of Caldas de Rei with the Church of Santa María, of Romanesque origin. The Church of Santo Tomas Becket, built in 1890, the Church of Santa Maria de Bemil, San Andrés de César and San Esteban de Saiar, all of Romanesque origin.
One of the great attractions of the town is that it is bathed by the Umia and Bermaña rivers, which pilgrims can cross thanks to their Roman bridges. Its waters have therapeutic properties, which is why there are numerous spas in the town. In the Plaza, the public fountain known as Las Burgas stands out, which is a good place to stop to cool off in its medicinal waters.
STAGE FROM CALDAS DE REI TO PADRON
We enter the eminently pilgrim city of Padrón, which some mark as the true kilometer 0 of all the itineraries of the Camino de Santiago, where we highlight the Neoclassical Church of Santiago from the XNUMXth century, the seal of the church shows the scene of the arrival of the body of Santiago at the port of Census. Under the main altar is "the Pedrón”, A stone that is said to have been used to tie the boat in which the apostle Santiago, already dead, was transferred from Palestine to the Galician coast. It is, therefore, a symbol for many pilgrims.
The XNUMXth century Carmen fountain, next to the Carmen convent.
The Church of Saint Mary of Hebron, The Church of Saint Anthony of Hebron.
The Collegiate Church of Iria Flavia.
The Hermitage of Santiaguiño. Its great attraction is to travel the Via Crucis of 136 steps to reach it. Inside there is a stone 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, sprouted after hitting the apostle with his staff.
The Fondo da Vila Cruceiro from the XNUMXth century.
Highlight the Santiago bridge and the Roman bridge.
The Espolón promenade is a good place for a relaxing stroll.
If you do not want to do this stage on foot on the Camino Portugues, there is the possibility of doing it by boat "The translatio“, With other places totally to visit.
What is the path most traveled by pilgrims?
El Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago It is the most popular and traveled route and ranks number 1 in the number of pilgrims who request it, closely followed by the Camino from Tui that we have just seen in this section, which is a slightly less crowded route, on certain dates, than the which begins in the town of Sarria.
- Accommodation in hotels, cottages, cottages, hostels
- Double room with private bathroom
- Special breakfast
- Travel assistance insurance in Spain
- Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
- Informative digital dossier of the road
- Roadside telephone assistance
- Luggage transfer in the stages
- 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
- Pilgrim's credential
- Pilgrim's Scallop
- Galician Typical Product
- No cancellation fees
- Up to 15 days before starting the Camino
Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.
- Single room supplement: Consult
- Dinner supplements: Consult
- Extra night in Santiago
- € 80 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
- Split the Tui-Redondela Stage (2 stages)
- € 75 / person (double room with breakfast)
- Replace Caldas Stage of Reis-Padron
- Make translatio (boat + foot)
- Additional luggage
- If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
- 1-day excursions (Bus)
- Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
- Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
- Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)