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The Coolest Camino Souvenirs

The Coolest Camino Souvenirs Undoubtedly, the scallop shell is the most iconic and traditional souvenir of the Camino de Santiago. For centuries, pilgrims have adorned themselves with the scallop shell, known as ‘coquille St Jacques’, on their journeys to and from Santiago de Compostela. Alongside the classic scallop shell, modern pilgrims have a variety of

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Semana Santa on the Camino

Semana Santa, Easter in Spain

Semana Santa (Holy Week) or Easter in Spain, is one of the most important festivals of the religious calendar. When does Semana Santa take place? Easter in Spain generally starts on Palm Sunday and finishes on Easter Sunday, hence the term ‘Holy Week’ or Semana Santa. During Easter week, many towns and cities host impressive

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Semana Santa in Seville

5 Special Places To Experience The Camino at Easter

5 Special Places To Experience The Camino at Easter Easter, Semana Santa or Holy Week, sees widespread celebrations in Spain, with towns and cities along the Camino de Santiago staging grand processions. A wide array of destinations offers diverse experiences of the Camino at Easter. From coastal celebrations to famous locations or traditional settings, the

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What is the Testimonium? Via Francigena Pilgrim Certificate

Credenziali and Testimonium, the Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport and Certificate The Testimonium Peregrinationis ad Limina Petri Testimonium is the name given to the certificate you can receive when you complete your pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena. The Via Francigena equivalent of the Compostela was awarded to those walking the Camino de Santiago. To request

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6 Must-Sees on Le Chemin du Puy

6 Must-Sees on Le Chemin du Puy Pilgrims across Europe have been taking to the roads to Santiago for many centuries. As pilgrims traditionally started their journey from their own homes, various Camino routes developed over time, including many coming from different parts of France, the ‘Chemins de Compostelle’. Of the Camino routes in France, the

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