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Caminho do Este de Portugal (Tavira - Santiago de Compostela)

Tavira-Baesuris-Alcoutim-Mértola-Serpa-Moura-Monsaraz-Estremoz-Fronteira-Crato-Nisa-Castelo Branco-Castelo Rodrigo-Mirandela-Chaves-Verín-Ourense-Cea-Estación de Lalin-Puente Ulla-Santiago de Compostela.

This Caminho is for pilgrims on foot,by bicycle,on horseback,by motorcycle or by car.

Bom Caminho!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2017 5th STAGE Mértola to Mina de São Domingos

***2019 - 2017 - 2008, 05th Stage between Mértola and Mina de Sao Domingos, about 17,6 km.*** *ROUTE - Leaving Mértola crossing Bridge over Guadiana River N-265, left uphill direction Mina de Sao Domingos. After Moreanes, Café on the left at busstop, many nests of White Storks along the right side of N-265. Entering Mina de Sao Domingos, lake on left side(swimming?), after Hotel on the right side, 1st road right, Pensao Restaurante Sao Domingos, tel. 00351 286 647 187, Sr. Rui Braz. -----------------------------------------------------------------
Coppermines functioning between 1857 and 1967, polluting the Guadiana River Valley for more than 110 years. The miners-village was left, after closing the mines, surrounded by a moon landscape in the middle of nature. 2010. ----------------------------------------------------------------- *MÉRTOLA TO MINA DE SAO DOMINGOS 5th Stage, about 17,6 km.* Leaving Mértola crossing the bridge over Guadiana River direction Mina de Sao Domingos(N265). Walking uphill by a curvy road, change sides after each bend to face upcoming traffic, we follow direction Moreanes, Mina de Sao Domingos and Serpa. After about 9 km between km 62 and 60 we walk through the village of MOREANES, with a well for refreching, the local Church(see picture), a Minimarket/Bakery "O Cantinho da Bia" and a Restaurant "Alentejo" in Rua Grande N°3,00351 286 655 133(closed on Mondays), Café J.B. closed. Busstop along N265 before Km 60, continuing direction Mina and just behind Moreanes many white-stork nests beside the road. From Moreanes it is about 7 km walking to Mina de Sao Domingos. Before entering the "Mining-Village" on the left a lake for swimming and after km 54 first road right Pensao Restaurante Sao Domingos, tel. oo351 286 647 187 / Email: ruibrazconceicao@hotmail.com./ pensaosdomingos@sapo.pt / 10% discount for Pilgrims staying, special Pilgrimsmenu with Valid Credencial. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Just about 500m outside behind Mina de Sao Domingos, along N265, Agroturismo "Monte da Galega", 00351 286 647 091, www.montedagalega.com / ask for Pilgrims-discount with Valid Credencial. / 2015 /