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13 Essential Camino Tips

13 Essential Camino Tips Thousands of pilgrims worldwide take the many Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela each year, walking hundreds of kilometres across France, Portugal, and Spain. More than just a pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago is a unique experience, a journey to remember. Read our Essential Camino Tips below. If you are planning …

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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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Semana Santa de Ferrol

Stepping into Easter traditions in Ferrol Semana Santa de Ferrol or the Easter Festival in Ferrol. Easter is a famous and extraordinary time of the year to walk the Camino de Santiago. During Easter Week or ‘Holy Week,’ you will be a witness to centuries-old traditions full of emotion along the way, many of them …

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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 certificate can be obtained in addition to the traditional Compostela or the Certificate of Welcome, after reaching Santiago de Compostela. The Pilgrims Office has created this new certificate in response …

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