An artistic journey spanning 261 km, celebrating culture and fostering a dialogue between tradition and modernity, spirituality, and art.

The ‘Caminho da Arte’ (Art Route) aspires to become the most remarkable cultural route, connecting Porto Cathedral to the majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, revitalizing the Portuguese Way of Saint James.

More than a path, it's a journey; a celebration of culture, an ode to creativity, and an experience that transcends borders, connecting people and places in a way that only art can provide.

Leça do Balio Territory

A transcendental experience, where each step along the route is a work of art itself, stimulating the mind and soul.

261km of art

20 Portuguese and Spanish municipalities

+60 artists and artworks

Foster sustainable development of cultural tourism by collaborating with municipalities, cultural entities, and tourism organizations with the aim of highlighting heritage, enriching endogenous products, boosting the local economy, and creating opportunities for communities along the Path.

Strengthening  cultural identity unique to each region by promoting active participation of residents in cultural events, exhibitions, and artistic projects.

Enhance the valorization of territories by attracting talent and developing strategic tools for professionals seeking opportunities for growth and innovation.


’Caminho da Arte’ is the route of beauty and spirituality to Santiago."


- Dom Tolentino de Mendonça, Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education of the Vatican




Artistic Residencies: Immerse yourself in artistic residencies, actively contributing to the creation of works that will enrich the art route.

Events: Stay informed about upcoming events, exhibitions, and discussions along the route. Get involved in the vibrant cultural tapestry of the 'Caminho da Arte.'