Friday, September 28, 2012

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO PORTUGUÉS: TUI

In the beautiful village of Tui we started our first long stage of El Camino de Santiago Portugués (The Portuguese Way of Saint James) which would take us to Santiago de Compostela. The previous day we made a short stage between Tui and Valença do Minho that allowed us to know the fortress of this city border between Portugal and Spain, and walk across the International Bridge. The views of Tui from the bridge are fantastic.

If you can, I advise you to spend a whole day in Tui to visit its impressive  cathedral, to walk around the quiet streets of the old town and along the riverside walk along the Minho river. From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city walls of Valença do Minho, where is the old town of this beautiful Portuguese city.


Tui from Valença do Minho


International Bridge and Tui from Valença do Minho
The International Bridge and Tui from Valença do Minho

Tui from the International Bridge



Tui from the International Bridge
Tui from the International Bridge between Portugal and Spain

International Bridge between Portugal and Spain
Walking along the International Bridge from Portugal to Spain

Tui and the Minho River from the International Bridge
Tui and the Minho River from the International Bridge

Valença do Minho from Tui



Valença do Minho from Tui
From the promenade along the Minho river in Tui I enjoy a beautiful view of Valença do Minho

Valença do Minho from Tui
A closer view of the fortress of Valença do Minho from the riverwalk of Tui


Tui



Old town of Tui
Going along the riverwalk of Tui to the old city

Cathedral of Tui
The imposing and beautiful romanesque cathedral of Tui

Cathedral of Tui
Although the cathedral is romanesque, it has gothic details like this arch

Doorway of Tui cathedral
The doorway of Tui cathedral is gothic too


Quiet street in the old city of Tui
Walking along a quiet street in the old city of Tui near the cathedral

Chapel in Tui
A nice chapel in Tui near the cathedral


Minho river and Portugal from Tui
View of the Minho river and Portugal from El Camino hostel in Tui

San Telmo church in Tui
San Telmo church in Tui is the only church in Galicia built in Portuguese baroque style


If you are interested in El Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James), you can see some pictures of El Camino de Santiago Francés in the regions of La Rioja and Navarra in Spain.



Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:


- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada

- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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