Camino Portugués: Stage 3
Azambuja – Santarém (23 km – 14 miles)
In today’s you will be accompanied by the Tagus river and you will walk through Santarém, known as the Gothic capital in Portugal; two gothic examples are its cathedral and also its churches.
Today you will start walking through the Rua Victor Cordón street and then you will turn right to get to the national road. You will have to cross it through pedestrian promenade built to avoid the traffic, now you are walking to Vala da Azambuja. You will leave the asphalted road a little bit after and you will turn left into a path that still has some parts of the old Quinta das Quebradas. To get to Quinta do Alqueiãdo you will have to go through paths and also asphalted roads and then crossing it and turning right. Once you get to Tagus’ dike you will have to turn away to Reguengo where you will walk through a road to Valada.
Both villages are in Santarém, so now are officially out of Lisbon. You will walk through the streets 1 de Maio, Largo Alves Redol and Largo da Igreja where you could visit the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Ó church. In this village, you could visit its fluvial beach and also its Merendas park.
After visiting this village you will walk to Muge, to Porto Muge. You should cross all this village going next to the Tagus river through rural roads but also through asphalted roads. Once you get to Quinta da Caneira you should turn left and continue through a path where you can see lots of vineyards and also crop fields. Once you get again to the national road you will have to turn right and then to the left to go to Satarém’s aerodrome.
antarém is an important city for all the cultures from the very begging. Here you will find lots of churches.
What to see
This is a famous region due to its gastronomy. Taste its wines is a must before leaving.
What to eat
- Typical fish from the Tagus
- Shad soup
- Sopa da pedra (typical soup mainly made with broad beans, pork meat, beef meat, chorizo, black pudding, potatoes and vegetables)
- Migas ribatejanas (typical dish mainly made with broad beans)
- Typical wines
Bear in mind
There are some parts where you have to walk through the road; here you should be very careful. If walking at night you should wear a reflective vest. This is an easy stage for everyone.What to see
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