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

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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 CaminoWays.com 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 CaminoWays.com 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

CaminoWays.com 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 CaminoWays.com 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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