Camino Portugués from Tui to Finisterre
The Camino Portugués from Tui to Finisterre is an extension of the Camino de Santiago that will take us to the end of the world. There where the ancient Celts worshiped the sun at the Ara Solis, we will find the Atlantic Ocean to put an incredible endind to our Jacobean Route.
The original starting point of the Camino Portugues departs from Porto and it is possible, if desired, to make the complete route from the Portuguese town to Finisterre.
From Tui to Finisterre, Camino de Santiago from south to north
The Camino Portugues from Tui to Finisterre starts from the border town of Tui, located on the banks of the Miño river that serves as a natural border between Spain and Portugal. The natural, historical and monumental heritage that we will find in Tui will be a magnificent opening to begin the route of this way.
In the following stages of the Portuguese Way from Tui to Finisterre we will walk north. It is a very affordable route, with some ascent on some of the days, but it will not be particularly difficult.
Starting from the town of Padrón and until we reach Santiago de Compostela, we will replicate the same route followed by the remains of the Apostle Santiago. Once we arrive in Compostela we will have a rest day to get to know the city before resuming the Camino to the end of the world.
If we do this route of the Camino Portugues from Tui to Finisterre, with the Pilgrim’s Credential, we will not only be able to obtain the Compostela once we arrive in Santiago, but also the Fisterrana once we have reached our destination in Finisterre.
Until Finisterre, the end of the world
Legend has it that, long before the tomb of the Apostle Santiago was discovered in the Bosque Libredón, many were already curious who walked along a path similar to what is now the Camino de Santiago. It is said that people from what is now Europe already came to these lands seeking to discover the End of the World and also the mysteries of how the sea ate the sun every night. The Ara Solis, the ancient altar of the sun, is also located on Cape Finisterre.
Today this Cape Finisterre is once again the end of many pilgrims who have already reached Compostela and who wish to end their journey in one of the most spectacular natural settings.