The Portuguese Way (Camino portugues) was the route chosen by several Pilgrims going to Santiago, at least from the beginning of the 14th century. This is well evidenced in the numerous reports kept in the Compostela Archives and in the known references to its most distinguished Pilgrims: Santa Isabel, Queen of Portugal, Leon of Rotzmithal, Jerome Münzer, King Manuel, Confalonieri, Albani and probably also St. Francis of Assissi, Blessed Francisco Pacheco and many other eminent Pilgrims not chronicled.
In effect, after the completion of the Barcelos Bridge in 1325 and the renovations to the one at Ponte de Lima at the same time, it was possible to follow a straight route. Rates, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, Valença, Tuy, Redondela, Pontevedra and Caldas de Reis defined the new medieval route from Oporto to Santiago, in common with the ancient Roman military via.
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