O’Porriño is the next stopping place on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago after Tui. Many pilgrims choose to stay in O’Porriño to break the journey to Redondela.
A document from 1292 indicates that O’Porriño was a small medieval town on the Camino de Santiago in between Tui to Redondela. In 1569, O’Porriño opened a hospital dedicated to the Mother of God (Avila and La Cueva) for the poor and pilgrims which is located in the square next to the City Hall.
The town has a pedestrianised centre filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars to service the pilgrims that pass through on the way to Santiago.
Buildings of note including the elaborate Municipal Offices of the Junta (local Government) which resembles a castle.
While O’Porrino has a number of small chapels of note, including the San Benito and Santa Clara Chapels, the main chapel to visit is the Chapel of Angustias (the chapel of Sorrows).
The Village Of Mos
While not technically in O’Porrino, the village of Mos is one of my favourite places on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. Located around four kilometres from O´Porrino, Mos lies in the valley of Rio Louiro and is home to the Santa Eulália, a beautiful church in the centre of the village. I recommend using Mos as a stop-off point to enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the small, family restaurants that service pilgrims.
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