10 Most Delicious Galician Dishes

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Heading to the Camino de Santiago and Galicia soon? One question we get asked quite often is about the food. We have picked what we think are the 10 most delicious Galician dishes you must try on your Camino trip. Nothing

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On St John, witches will flee!

Maria ,

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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

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Video: Classic Camino – The French Way

Lisa ,

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As one of the most popular Camino de Santaigo trails, the French Way provides a beautiful Camino experience. Walking the full way you will start in the town of St Jean Pied de Port. Travelling through rural Galicia you pass

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Easter in Galicia on the Camino de Santiago

Lisa ,

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As one of the most important weeks of the year for Christians, Easter in Galicia is a unique experience. During the last week of lent many of the charming towns of Galicia are transformed to accommodate elaborate Easter processions. This

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Favourite Camino Towns: Ferrol

Aoife ,

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This week we talk to Ferrol native Andrea about what makes her home one of the most special Camino towns. Andrea was born in Ferrol on the English Way but moved to the South of Spain a few years later. Her time in

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Why we love … The Camino

Aoife ,

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

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When to see the Botafumeiro

Maria ,

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The ‘Botafumeiro’ is the famous giant thurible or censer in Santiago de Compostela cathedral. A ‘Botafumeiro’ has been used since the Middle Ages, originally to clean the air when crowds of pilgrims having completed the Camino de Santiago arrived in Santiago

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Camino Valentine’s Gift Voucher

Aoife ,

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Would you walk to the end of the world for the one you love? Well this Valentine’s Day you can! Buy a gift voucher for your loved one and receive a complementary spa treatment for two. Our Camino Valentine’s Gift Voucher are

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Carolina on the Camino del Norte

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As a person that loves traveling, going on new adventures and leisure cycling I was very excited to go on a walking and cycling trip on the Camino del Norte, I knew it was my kind of holiday. But, what

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Camino Guided Tours for 2017

Aoife ,

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Our guided tours are a great way to experience the Camino, learn about the routes as well as meeting like-minded travel and walking enthusiasts along the way. All Caminoways.com tours come with English speaking guides and there are a selection

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10 great reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago

Maria ,

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People walk the Camino de Santiago for many different reasons: religious, adventurous, spiritual, for the outdoors or simply to do something special with their holidays… The Camino can mean very different things to different people but there is one thing that

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Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Aoife ,

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

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Crowd-Free Camino

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Journalist Gerry Lennon  from The Irish Daily Star discovers the wonders of Northern Portugal and Galicia’s Rias Baixas on a crowd-free Camino. The Portuguese Coastal Way – or Caminho da Costa – is a stunning alternative route of the Portuguese

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7 Spooky Camino Facts

Maria ,

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The Camino de Santiago takes walkers to Santiago de Compostela, capital of Galicia, a land of rich folklore, colourful legends and frightening spirits. Many also believe witches still exist in Galicia, living in disguise and mixed in with the general

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The History of the Camino de Santiago

Maria ,

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Thousands of people come from all corners of the world every year to walk what has become one of the world’s most renowned pilgrimages, but where did it all begin? Today we introduce you to the fascinating history of the

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Camino 2017: 10% OFF

Aoife ,

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Book your Camino de Santiago trip now for 2017 with CaminoWays.com and get 10% off. Each year people from all corners of the world flock, in their thousands all with the purpose of completing the mighty Camino de Santiago. Each

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Camino de Santiago or Camino to Rome?

Maria ,

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Is the Via Francigena a similar trail to the Camino de Santiago? How does the Camino to Rome compare to the Camino de Santiago? What can I find along the way? These are frequently asked questions among walkers. On this

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Unmissable experiences on the Camino del Norte

Aoife ,

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Hidden alcoves, sheltered by towering sea cliffs, picturesque lighthouses perched on lands edge and an infinity of rolling green hills. The landscape on the Camino del Norte is a tonic for the senses. There is a wealth of hidden treasures to

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#CawleyCamino Day 5 from Sigueiro to Santiago!

Maria ,

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It is the last day of the #CawleyCamino 2016! Spirits are high despite the rain, as the team approaches Santiago. Walking from Sigueiro to Santiago 16kms… or maybe 11km. The final frontier. I don’t really think that anything prepares you for

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Last minute Camino guided tours!

Aoife ,

It’s your last chance to join our Camino guided tours for this year!  Do you want to end the year on a high? Do something remarkable this autumn and make 2016 the year you complete the Camino! Our guided tours are

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24 hours in Santiago de Compostela

Maria ,

You’ve walked for days and you have finally reached the promised land: Santiago de Compostela! You are sitting at the Praza do Obradoiro, your aching feet finally getting a rest, staring in awe at the mighty Cathedral and you are

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CAMINO GUIDED TOURS 2017 – DATES ANNOUNCED

Aoife ,

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We’re excited to announce our much anticipated guided tour dates for the coming year! Our Camino guided tours are a great way for solo travellers looking to meet fellow like-minded Camino enthusiasts on their way, along with gaining additional knowledge

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Camino off the beaten track

Maria ,

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Thousands walk the Camino de Santiago each year, with over 260,000 receiving their Compostela pilgrim certificate in 2015 alone. But did you know there are many Camino routes across Europe, all leading to Santiago de Compostela? While most pilgrims choose

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NEW: Pampering Camino

Maria ,

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At CaminoWays.com, we are now offering our Superior Collection to pilgrims on the Via de la Plata Camino route from Ourense. The CaminoWays.com Superior Collection gives pilgrims the option to stay in some of the best and most unique properties along the

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Mass in English in Santiago Cathedral

The Team ,

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Many pilgrims want to know if they can attend mass in English in Santiago Cathedral once they finish the Camino de Santiago and reach Santiago de Compostela. There is a daily mass in English in Santiago Cathedral and here’s the

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VIDEO: 9 Magical Camino Towns

Aoife ,

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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

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Useful Galician for your Camino trip

Maria ,

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While on the Camino de Santiago you will encounter and befriend fellow pilgrims of many nationalities and many languages, particularly as you get closer to Santiago de Compostela. You might have learnt a bit of Spanish before but did you know Galicia

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Engaged on the Portuguese Coastal Way

Lisa ,

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My hands are covering my face as I stand outside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in shock. Tears dropping into my palms. “I’m still down here, what do you say?” .These were the words from my best friend on bended knee in

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Camino diary: St John’s GAA Belfast

Maria ,

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Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the cheerful team from St John’s GAA club in Belfast, who walked the English Way from Ferrol recently. Along the way, they even managed to hitch a lift from a Galician

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Most enchanting Castles on the Camino

Aoife ,

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We have compiled a list of the most enchanting castles on the Camino de Santiago routes and where to find them! From France to Portugal, medieval times right up until the nineteenth Century there is no shortage of magical castles

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