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The Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago THERE are three questions hikers and pilgrims ask each other when walking the 1,600 kilometre Santiago de Compostela, or Camino, pilgrimage trail. Where are you from? How far have you walked? How are your feet? The Road to Santiago. A fourth question, “Why?” usually only comes after you’ve shared a bottle (or …

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Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances

Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances The Cruz de Ferro, or Iron Cross, is a cross on the Camino de Santiago, located between the towns of Foncebadón and Manjarín, on the Camino Frances. It consists of a wooden pole about five feet high surmounted by an iron cross, a replica of the original preserved in …

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León: An Insider’s Guide

León: An Insider’s Guide While walking or cycling on the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela, one should consider a welcome rest in Leon and try to allow themselves some time to visit and absorb the magnificence that is Leon. Much of the surrounding region has escaped the tourist boom and remains wooded or …

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Burgos | The Camino Frances

Burgos | The Camino Frances Burgos, on the Camino Frances,  is situated at the edge of the central plateau and is the capital of the province of the same name, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city forms the principal crossway of north Spain with the Camino de Santiago, which goes throughout …

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Pamplona, The French Way

Pamplona | The Camino Frances

Pamplona | The Camino Frances Pamplona is the capital city of the former kingdom of Navarre, on the Camino Frances, Spain. The city is located in the middle of Navarre, in a rounded valley known as the Cuenca de Pamplona, that links the mountainous North with the Ebro valley and is 92 kilometres from the …

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St Jean Pied de Port

Camino Video: St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona | Camino Frances

Enjoy this Camino video of the first section of the Camino Frances,  St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona. This is one of the most varied and picturesque sections of the Camino de Santiago. Pilgrims on this section will pass through breathtaking countrysides and woodlands, through rolling green hills, charming villages so it’s no wonder …

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Villafranca del Bierzo: Little Compostela

The quaint mountain town of Villafranca del Bierzo, on the Camino Frances, is also known as ‘la pequeña Compostela’, little Compostela. Villafranca’s Romanesque Iglesia de Santiago, Saint James Church, is home to the ‘Puerta del Perdón’, the gate or door of Forgiveness. This 12th-century church dedicated to St James is the only other temple along …

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[Video] A Message from the Camino: Ana from the rural Hotel ‘La Aldea Encantada’ Burgos, Spain

Since the start of the Pandemic, we have been in regular communication with our hotels and suppliers on the Camino. Last week we spoke with Ana from the rural Hotel ‘La Aldea Encantada’ in Burgos, Spain. Ana tells us what the Camino de Santiago means to her and her business. English Subtitles are available for …

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O Cebreiro Traditional Mountain Village on the Camino Frances

O Cebreiro Traditional Mountain Village on the Camino Frances After the charming town of Ponferrada on the Camino Frances mid-way between Ponferrada and Sarria, the classic Camino de Santiago routes, as you leave El Bierzo behind and enter Galicia, you will reach the tiny mountain village of O Cebreiro. O Cebreiro is as special as …

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