What to do in Portomarín
Today we are going to talk about Portomarín, a charming stop on the Camino de Santiago French which promises to surprise both pilgrims and adventurous travellers.
Join us on this journey full of history, unique places and outdoor adventures - let's go!
Discover the exciting history of Portomarín
Get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating past of Portomarín, a village with stories worth telling and remembering.
The relocation of the village
In the 1960s, Portomarín was moved stone by stone to its current location to prevent it from being flooded by the construction of the Belesar dam.
You can still see the marked stones in the church of San Xoán, a symbol of the effort and perseverance of its inhabitants. Undoubtedly, this feat is an example of what union can achieve.
Coexistence between travellers and pilgrims in Portomarín
The charm of Portomarín lies in its welcoming atmosphere, where pilgrims and travellers meet to share their experiences, rest and enjoy the local hospitality.
The village is especially popular with those walking the French Way, as it is located halfway between Sarria and Palas de Rei.
Portomarín is much more than just a place to take a break from your adventure; it is the perfect place to meet other globetrotters, listen to their stories and share your own anecdotes.
During your stay in Portomarin, don't miss out on the delicious food typical of the region, such as Galician octopus and lacón con grelos, to recharge your batteries and continue your journey.
Outdoor adventures for nature lovers
Portomarín offers not only a rich history, but also unique opportunities to enjoy nature in all its splendour.
The river Minho
The Miño River is the longest and largest river in Galicia, approximately 340 km long. This majestic river flows through the Galician region and ends at the border between Spain and Portugal, offering breathtaking scenery and a wealth of outdoor activities.
Don't miss the opportunity to walk along its shores, enjoy an afternoon of fishing or, if you dare, dive into its refreshing waters.
Agustín del Río Park
Located in the centre of the village with beautiful views of the river Miño Agustín del Río Park is the green lung of Portomarín, an oasis in the middle of the village where you can relax and enjoy spectacular views of the river Miño.
Take the opportunity to have a picnic in its green areas, read a book under the shade of its trees or simply contemplate the landscape while you immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity that this natural spot offers.
The Careón mountain range
For lovers of hiking and heights, the Careón mountain range is an unmissable destination in the vicinity of Portomarín.
This mountain range stretches across several municipalities and offers a variety of routes and trails to explore.
Here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the region, encounter the local flora and fauna, and breathe the fresh air that only the mountains can offer.
Portomarín is an essential stop for pilgrims and travellers looking for a unique experience on the Camino de Santiago.
With its rich history, ambience and numerous opportunities to enjoy nature, this picturesque Galician village promises to leave an indelible mark on your memory.
So, don't wait any longer and discover all that Portomarín has to offer! See you next time, you scoundrel travellers!