Portuguese Caminos de Santiago



Day 10 (Friday, 6 October 2017) – Arcade to Pontevedra (13.2 kilometres / 8.2 miles): This medieval bridge across the Verdugo river on the northern fringes of Arcade is known as the Sampayo bridge. In June 1809, it was the scene of one of the Peninsular War’s bloodiest battles. Napoleon’s forces were unable to cross the river, which led to the end of the French occupation of Galicia.