Camino del Norte Articles

Our Camino del Norte articles contain information about the route, gastronomic delights and what you can generally expect on the coastal Northern Way. Pilgrims walking the Camino del Norte journey from the Basque Country, across Cantabria, Asturias, and then on to Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. Along this coastal Camino, you will discover fascinating cities and fishing villages, swim on beautiful sandy beaches, and taste delicious seafood. It takes just over 5 weeks to walk the full Northern Way from San Sebastian to Santiago. The last 100kms of the trail will take you all the way from the market town of Vilalba to historic Santiago de Compostela. You can also choose to start walking or cycling from different points along the way.

Ribadeo

Ribadeo: A Hidden Treasure Along Spain’s Northern Coast

Located in the autonomous community of Galicia, in the northern part of Spain, Ribadeo is a picturesque town that charms visitors with its unique blend of maritime heritage, stunning landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine. One of the highlights of a visit to Ribadeo is the proximity to the renowned Cathedrals Beach, a natural wonder that adds […]

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An insider’s guide to Santander

With its sandy beaches enveloped by the views of the Picos de Europa mountain range, Santander, the Cantabrian capital has a lot to offer. Residents and visitors of Santander, on the Camino del Norte, are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, with world-class surfing and sailing facilities on their doorstep and mountains just an hour away

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Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago…

Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The First Pilgrimage The city of Oviedo, starting point of the Camino Primitivo to Santiago (The Original Way) to Santiago and also the main city along the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way), has been an important attraction to pilgrims for centuries. Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The Holy Chamber in the city’s

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Guernica

Guernica Guernica is a town in the province of Biscay, in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, Spain. Gernica is on The Camino del Norte. The town is best known for the devastation it suffered on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Guernica was the scene of a bombing raid by the

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Camino Culture: Mondoñedo

Wandering the streets of Mondoñedo, on the Camino del Norte in Galicia, pilgrims quickly feel the elegant grandeur of this little country town which once was one of the seven capitals of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia. Its enchanting old quarter is like an open air museum where local history can be admired in each

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Camino Culture: Casas de Indianos

Camino Culture: Casas de Indianos When you are walking the Camino del Norte (the Northern Way route of the Camino de Santiago) you will often encounter magnificent period houses with very unique and exotic styles. They are known locally as ‘Casas de Indianos’ and they were built by locals who emigrated to America or ‘made the

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