I paid a little visit to the Camino centre in Matosinhos just outside of Porto for a stamp in my pilgrim passport on my recent Portuguese Camino de Santiago.
While the centre is located along the beach front of the first section of the route between Porto and Vila do Conde, many pilgrims choose to head straight to the centre to avoid walking through the outskirts of Porto.
The centre supports pilgrims by providing information on the Portuguese routes and any additional advice they may need moving forward on their Camino. Perfect for pilgrims who haven’t walked a Camino route before who may be feeling anxious or nervous.
I was greeted with a smile and a warm Buen Camino by a staff member as you can see from the photograph.
What a wonderful way to begin a Camino de Santiago!
Check out my book, A Wild Woman’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago for practical advice on preparing to walk the Camino de Santiago including snippets from my journey and stories from Camino pilgrims.
(c) Samantha Wilson 2021. All Rights Reserved.