The latest Camino de Santiago articles and news by the team: practical tips, useful advice, colourful festivals, culture and traditions, what’s on and much more…


When to see the ‘Botafumeiro’

The ‘Botafumeiro’ is the famous giant thurible or censer of Santiago de Compostela cathedral. A ‘Botafumeiro’ has been used since the Middle Ages, originally to

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New Camino Certificate of Distance

The Pilgrims Office in Santiago (Oficina de Acogida del Peregrino) has just launched a new Camino certificate called the ‘Certificate of Distance’. This new Camino

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Camino Festivals in April

Easter, or Holy Week, is without a doubt the ‘star festival’ along the Camino de Santiago for the month of April this year. ‘En Abril,

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Top Camino pilgrims in 2013

Who were the biggest fans of the Camino de Santiago by nationality in 2013? Of the 215.880 pilgrims receiving the Compostela certificate in 2013, most

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Camino Recipe: pancakes

Happy pancake Tuesday from the team! Pancakes are a popular desert for Carnival time, Entroido in Galicia where they are called ‘filloas’ or ‘freixós’.

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What are Country Cottages?

At you have the option to book your accommodation in some sections of the Camino de Santiago in ‘casas rurales’, what we refer to

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10 Must-See in Orléans

by Nil The city of Orléans is located on the Paris & Tours Way, the Camino de Santiago taking pilgrims from Paris to Orléans. If you

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Camino Festivals in Spring

February and March are the months to welcome the arrival of Spring on the Camino de Santiago. One of the most important festivals this time

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Meet Jeremy in New York sales director Jeremy Perrin will be travelling to New York in late February, where he will be meeting charitable organisations, groups and clients who

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10 Top Portuguese Camino foods

The Portuguese Way or Caminho Portugués is the second most popular route of the Camino de Santiago after the French Way, according to statistics from

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What is a Jacobean year?

A Jacobean Year or Ano Xacobeo is a Jubilee or Holy Year. A year is considered Jacobean or Holy Year when Saint James Day, 25th

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Kurt Koontz – A Million Steps

Author Kurt Koontz, shares his reflections on his million-step Camino de Santiago journey with the readers. Enjoy it! A million is a rough estimate

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Santos Inocentes

On 28th December Spain celebrates its equivalent of April Fools. It is called Día de los Santos Inocentes, Day of the Holy Innocents. It is

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