Romy Fernandez
June 2019, Portugal. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The Portuguese Way is the second most popular Camino in terms of numbers of pilgrims. From Lisbon to Santiago there are around 610 kilometers approx. A way that allows you as a pilgrim to see rural Portugal, full of green fields, rural villages, and little towns, where you can have a nice talk with local people.
A street artist surrounded my his work on the streets of Lisbon.
Hundreds of tourists around the famous elevator called 'Santa Justa Lift', in Lisbon.
The classic, cross-city tram 28 takes you in a ride through the most picturesque parts of Lisbon, between steep hills and breathtaking views.
One of the drivers of the famous Tram 28, in Lisbon.
A view of The Lisbon Cathedral, often called simply the Sé.
Leaving Lisbon early in the morning.
A view of the Torre Vasco da Gama cable car building during the Expo Lisbon 98.
A view of Vasco da Gama Bridge, in Lisbon.
Festivities in the town of Azambuja during the popular 'Feira de maio' celebration.
A view of a sunrise through a folha da couve, a typical Portuguese plant.
Pasteis de Tentugal, sweet filo-like dough stuffed with egg custard.
Coimbra train station.
A local woman is sitting in front of her house, waiting to say hello to the pilgrims passing by.
At the cathedral in Porto.
A view of a Francesinha, a Portuguese sandwich originally from Porto.
Local people are gathered around the church listening a concert playing by two orquests.
Local people are wearing fancy clothes during festivities on Sunday morning.
This woman told me that after work in the field her little dog is accustomed to jumping inside of the wheelbarrow, and that is how she carries him each day after work.
A tourist is passing by in front of a bronze monument in honor of the rural people in Portugal, at Ponte de Lima.
Last Portugese breakfast, Torradas com manteiga. Very tipycal Portuguese breakfast.