Camino de Santiago
The Camino Portugués
Only those who have walked the ‘Camino’ will know what it means and those who walk the ‘Way’ will certainly want to do it again.
This route, which heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain, was used by Queen Isabel of Portugal (1271 – 1336) to make at least one pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Queen Isabel was canonised in 1626 and this is celebrated on her feast day, 8 th July.
The route passes close to St James’ Anglican Church, Porto, an inclusive church, which delights in welcoming everybody through its doors and especially those walking the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela.
Pilgrims, tourists, visitors, come and explore this hidden gem, see its magnificent stained glass, including the amazing St James window, absorb its prayerful atmosphere, light a candle, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this holy place.
If you walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostela then you should take your time to see both cities, not just rush in and out of there. Both are world class cities that every travelling person should see at least once in their lifetime!
St James’ Anglican Church, Porto is a member of the Confraternity of Saint James.