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Camino Recipe: Tarta de Santiago (Santiago Almond Tart)

Tarta de Santiago Recipe If you are missing the flavours of the Camino de Santiago, our friends from foodfiesta.ie shared some tasty traditional recipes from various regions along the Camino so you can try them at home. And what better way to start your Camino recipe collection than Santiago’s classic almond tart, Tarta de Santiago? Ingredients: …

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What is the St James Way?

The St James Way (The Ways of St James) is the ancient pilgrimage route/s along the Camino de Santiago that lead to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. According to legend, it is here in the Cathedral at Santiago, that the remains of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) are buried. Read more on the history …

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Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago…

Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The First Pilgrimage The city of Oviedo, starting point of the Camino Primitivo to Santiago (The Original Way) to Santiago and also the main city along the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way), has been an important attraction to pilgrims for centuries. Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The Holy Chamber in the city’s …

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Cycling the Camino Ingles Diary

Cycling the Camino Ingles Diary Becca and Brian and their Cycling the Camino Ingles Diary from outdoor clothing specialists, 53 Degrees North give us their informative review of the Camino Ingles route that they embarked on earlier this year. This is a great route if you are looking to for a challenge. You will have …

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Sweet Lisbon on the Camino Portugues

Sweet Lisbon ‘Quem não viu Lisboa, não viu coisa boa’ goes the Portuguese proverb: If you haven’t seen Lisbon, you haven’t seen anything good. And it is quite right: Lisbon is a must-see, not just for the Portuguese but for everyone else too! Welcoming, sleek and cosmopolitan, Sweet Lisbon is also the starting point of …

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Audio guide of the Camino Frances

Audio guide of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago

Audio guide of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago Our Audio guide of the Camino Frances is now available for free download.  It’s the perfect companion to your Camino journey. The last 100kms of the Camino Frances is one of the most popular Camino routes for people planning their first Camino trip. We have designed …

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Spooky Camino: The Pilgrim Ghost

Spooky Camino: The Pilgrim Ghost In Santiago de Compostela, you will find the pilgrim ghost if you visit the imposing Quintana square, Praza da Quintana, at the back of the cathedral; with the plain granite stone and barred windows of the adjoining San Paio convent looking on. Quintana is a very popular square, frequented by …

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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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Beautiful scene on the Camino

Why we love … The Camino

Why we love … The Camino This week we asked our Camino experts what it is that makes the Camino de Santiago so special. Their responses were varied, heartfelt and unique. Here’s what they had to say: JuanMa – Portuguese Coastal Way Outdoor enthusiast, musician and office jester JuanMa hails from the town of Vigo …

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Church on The Northern Way

Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Make 2017 your year to complete the mighty Camino de Santiago. With so many different Camino routes to choose from, picking one is the hardest part! Sip Sangria in Sevilla, marvel at Medieval architecture in Léon or rove your way through the rolling hills of Northern Spain. Whatever route you decide to take, walking the …

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

9 Magical Camino Towns

9 Magical Camino Towns From Pontedeume on the French Way with its Templar castle via the fairytale city of Salamanca all the way to picturesque Porto and beyond. Here are nine of the most magical towns on the Camino de Santiago routes, hand picked by the CaminoWays.com team. 1. Ponferrada – French Way With it’s …

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Spooky Santiago de Compostela

With Halloween, All Souls and All Saints Day coming up, we reveal the spookiest places and most haunting spots in Santiago de Compostela. Here’s our Halloween guide to spooky Santiago de Compostela! Praza da Quintana The Praza da Quintana at the back of Santiago’s Cathedral is divided in two areas: a lower part called Quintana dos …

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Baiona on the Portuguese Way

5 special seaside Camino villages

5 special seaside Camino villages The French Way, the most famous of the Camino de Santiago routes, covers 800kms inland from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. However, there are many other Camino routes, many of them with impressive coastal stretches dotted with stunning towns, villages and of course sea views! We …

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What to wear to the Camino?

The Camino de Santiago is a big adventure and needs to be taken seriously. For this reason we have designed a Free Packing Guide and prepared a list of gear you should take to the Camino. Of course this list will need to be adapted to your personal preferences as well as the season and section of …

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