Thursday, October 10, 2019

Camino Portugues, October 2019

Camino Portugues, October 2019.

After having walked to all three major christian pilgrimage destinations had to ask myself: what´s next? Decided to walk towards Santiago de Compostela but this time from Lisbon. The first half was rather flat and not so crowded. After walking the Camino for 15 days and 390 kilometres I ended up in Porto. The days were mostly sunny and everything was great.

Click on the first picture to start.

The Camino Portugues starts from the Cathedral Se de Lisboa

Very familiar sign from the Camino Frances.

Flea market near Panteao National

Old houses, new electric cars.

A modern wall painting.

Resting in a local park.

Parque das Nacoes was the site of the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition.

Met some office workers having an outdoor day.

Vila Franca de Xira. Bullfighting the portuguese way: "running the bull" and the bull will survive.

Marina at Vila Franca de Xira. River Tajo was quite swift here.

Early bird gets the worm.

Central Termoelectica do Ribatejo.

Autum Hawkbit, part of the Asteraceae family.

Now walking in the countryside.

Entering Santarem, another bull.

Igreha do Seminario ou Igreha de Nossa Senhora de Christo in Santarem.

The River Teho as seen from Porta de Sol.

Harvesting corn in the autumn.

Entering Golega, the town is the "horse capital of Portugal".

A beautuful house by the town entrance.

Portugisian lunch.

Cemiterio da Golega (RIP).

Cork oaks.

Pedestrians (and pilgrims) use the left side.

Tomar, a templar place. Igreha de Sao Joao Baptista.

10th century Convento do Cristo, a World Heritage Site in Tomar.

Eucalyptus trees.


An ancient road sign.

Albergue O Bonito in Rabacal. No one was swimming that evening.

Simple and practical.

Local "Parliament" at Cruce de Mourucos.

Somebody got cursed here recently!

Coimbra, Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova. They also have an albergo but I stayed in Centro.

The Tower of Coimbra Univercity at the top.

Igreja de Santiago from the 12th century in Coimbra.

Bridges don´t last for ever. Ponte Velha.

Follow the sign in the village of Serem.

Eucalyptus forest.

Ready for winter.

Oliveira de Azemais. Igreha Matris de Sao Miguel.

Rio Ul.

The shop Pingo Doce in Sao Joao da Madeira. These people are privileged (with reason).

Traditional transportation in the countryside.

Capela de Santa Rita, this is a tile district.

Yes, on the right way.

A roman built road at Canelas.

Happy washers.

Porto Cathedral from the 12th century. My goal this time.

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