Camino Portugués: Stage 14
Grijó – Oporto (15,1 km)
The city of bridges is waiting for you after approximately 20 kilometers. It is the second most populated city in Portugal. The Douro River crosses this city. You will enjoy get lost in this wonderful city because it will allow you discover all the secrets that are hidden in its streets. Its old city was declared World Heritage Site.
If you start this stage in Grijó you just have to leave this village through the street that goes next to the monastery and at the end turning right through Rua da Guarda street. You will go through Sermonde, Asperela and Perosinho and always walk through old roads. You will cross Negrelos mountain pass to get to Rechousa. Once you get there you will have to turn left towards Vila Nova de Gaia through Rechousa and Alto das Torres streets. Once you get to the city center you will have to go through Nova de Gaia, Soares dos Reis and Avenida da República streets. Then you will have to descend through General Torre street and then turn left and then right through Particular street You will have to turn left again to get to Pilar mountain pass.
Then you will have to cross a bridge called D. Luis to get to Porto that is famous due to all the heritage that it has, all the gardens and its wine. It is the second most important city in Portugal, just after the capital city, Lisbon. Its old city was declared World Heritage Site due to its wonderful monuments such as the cathedral, Palácio da Bolsa Palace, Episcopal Palace and also all the bridges that cross the Douro river, this is the reason why we call this city the city of bridges.
What to see
We have chosen the best establishments to taste the local gastronomy of each stage. In this case, you cannot leave Porto without visiting a fado house!
What to eat
- Linguiça (smoke cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika typical from Portugal)
- Tripas á moda do Porto (typical stew mainly made with meat and beans
- Francesinha (a Portuguese sandwich originally from Porto, made with bread, wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, steak or roast meat and covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with French fries)
- Typical wine from Porto
Bear in mind
Like in any of the other big cities, it is worthwhile to rest for a day and spend one more night to enjoy this experience to the most, see the main points of interest and taste its excellent wines. This is an easy stage for everyone.What to see
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