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Ría de Vigo e Baixo Miño

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Ría de Vigo e Baixo Miño

The southern shore of the Ría de Vigo is a succession of large beaches of golden sand and secluded ports...

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Santiago de Compostela

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The Way of St James

The Portuguese Way and the Way of Saint James by boat

This week-long adventure begins in Tui. At O Grove we will go on board a catamaran to travel the sea-river route along the Ría of Arousa and river Ulla, paying homage to the arrival in Galicia of the Apostle Saint James’ body. From Padrón, we will continue the Way to Santiago

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  • Starting point: Tui
  • Destination: Santiago de Compostela
  • Days: 7
We will come across towns bathed by sweet and salt waters that house a cathedral-fortress, medieval bridges and even a set of raised stone granaries standing by the sea shore.

We propose discovering the suggestive path of the Portuguese Way from Tui to Santiago. in a week. During the journey will we recreate the legend of the “Translatio Sancti Jacobi” (the transfer of the remains of the Apostle) on an attractive sea-river journeythat includes the largest estuary in Galicia and goes up the river Ulla. We will come across towns bathed by sweet and salt waters that house a cathedral-fortress, medieval bridges and even a set of raised stone granaries standing by the sea shore.

More information...
-Provincial Museum. www.museo.depo.es
-Monastery of San Xoán de Poio. 986 770 244 (Monastery)/986 770 000 (Hospedería)
-Museum of the Galician People. www.museodopobo.es
-Galician contemporary art centre (Santiago): www.cgac.org

 

Route - Day 1

The charming villa of Tui welcomes us at the start of our journey

 

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We recommend arriving in Tui, early in the afternoon, through the AP-9, A-55, the N-550 or PO-552. It is a beautiful villa enriched by the river landscape of the Miño, that serves as the natural frontier with Portugal.

It was one of the capitals of Galicia until 1833 and boasts the only cathedral in the whole province of Pontevedra. These are more than enough reasons for us to wander along its streets, after having checked-in to our chosen accommodations chosen from among a wide range of possibilities, including the Parador, (state-owned hotel) located one kilometre from the town’s centre, opposite the International Bridge designed by Eiffel, that connects with Portugal.

We begin the visit by going up to the promontory which is the villa of Tui. We will feel as if time had stopped in the Middle Ages as we go up the streets Rúa Canicoba, Entrefornos, do Corpo Santo or when we pass through the tunnel de Encerradas. This is a vaulted passageway that runs below the convent of the Claire Nuns and that connects the high part of the villa with the area inside the walls. The hands of the nuns that inhabit the convent knead the dough for the “pececitos” (little fish), delicious almond pastries. Their recipe is a secret that is well-kept within the walls of the convent, but this does not stop us from tasting them, for they can be purchased at the convent or in pastry shops.

The walls of the convent of the Claire Nuns
hide the secret of the recipe for “pececitos”
delicious almond pastries typical from Tui
At the top of the villa we can visit the Cathedral of Tui, a beautiful building that is a mixture of temple and fortress. Its western gate is famous for being among the most beautifulof Spanish Gothic architecture and provides unusual images such as that of the Virgin Mary lying on a bed, representing the Nativity. From this point we can see the basin of the Miño river with all its luxuriant vegetation, with its river forests and fertile valleys, dotted with orchards and large vineyards.

Eel or lamprey, accompanied by wines from O Rosal

At dinner time, bear in mind that Tui is known to be the capital do meixon (eel capital), with a gourmet food festival on Easter Sunday. This delicacy is served in small clay pots with the typical mollo (spicy sauce). The Miño estuary also provides its famous lamprey or shad. The wines of O Rosal, with Designation of Origin Rías Baixas, are ideal companions for these dishes.
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