Portuguese Camino and Fado

Portuguese Camino and Fado

Portuguese Camino and Fado

Our Crossroads Travel packages have two Portuguese Camino routes to choose from. The Central and Coastal Caminos are both beautiful, and neither is difficult. The beauty of the Portuguese Camino is you experience a taste of the Culture of two incredible countries, Portugal and Spain.

Starting in Porto

Our Portuguese Caminos start in Porto, a spectacular city with so much to see and do, you need a few days to soak up the atmosphere.

One of the must-do cultural experiences I loved while in Porto, was watching a Fado show.

Fado meaning “fate” is Portuguese music about love, loss, injustice, and pain.

Fado is known as the soul of Portuguese music. While listening I found myself filled with emotion despite not understanding the language. You feel the depth of the music. The Portuguese word that explains this feeling is “Saudade” which translates as sentimental, longing or nostalgia.

Amália Rodrigues is known as the Queen of Fado. The most famous female Portuguese singer of the 20th Century. Introduce yourself to this incredible Portuguese music and see if it invites you to a show before you walk the Portuguese Camino. 

Bom Caminho!