O Magosto Festival – Celebrating Chestnuts and Winter

There are many wonderful festivals taking place throughout the year on the Camino de Santiago. One of these is O Magosto, Galicia’s classic autumn festival. This festival welcomes the winter season and is dedicated to one special product: the chestnut. If you are travelling along one of the Camino routes in late October and November, …

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Top things to do in Siena

The city of Siena is one of the highlights along the Via Francigena in Tuscany. Siena is a UNESCO-listed city and one of Italy’s most visited sites. Designed as a work of art to blend in with the Tuscan surroundings, the city’s perfect Gothic beauty will amaze you. If you are walking the Via Francigena …

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On St John, witches will flee!

On St John, witches will flee! On the night of 23rd June and in the early hours of 24th June, many cities and towns along the Camino de Santiago, including Santiago de Compostela, celebrate the official arrival of Summer (have a look at our page on Festivals on the Camino). Across Spain and Portugal, St John …

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The Complete 2022 Camino Festivals Calendar

Camino Festivals Calendar

Planning your Camino de Santiago trip? Many interesting festivals take place along the different Camino routes throughout the year; as most towns and villages host annual festivals to honour their patron saint’ but also celebrating their local food and wine and other special events. Whether they are world-famous such as San Fermin in Pamplona, local …

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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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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’. If you are walking the Camino de Santiago this time of the year, you are in for a treat. Traditionally, they were also made with savoury ingredients. Here’s another easy …

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When in Lugo… Do as the Romans Do

Lugo Roman Heritage If you are walking the Camino de Santiago taking the Camino Primitivo, also known as the Original Way, Lugo will be one of the city highlights of your journey. The only city in the world surrounded by intact Roman walls,  Lugo owes much of its unique identity and character to its Roman past. Founded by …

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