O Magosto festival: celebrating chestnuts and winter

O Magosto is Galicia’s classic Autumn festival, welcoming the winter season and dedicated to one product: the chestnut. If you are travelling to Santiago de Compostela or along the Camino de Santiago in late October and November you are quite likely to encounter Magosto celebrations. The Magosto doesn’t take place on a specific date but …

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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 celebrations are linked to the Summer …

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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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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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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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