Santiago de Compostela

24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela

24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela 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 wondering…where to next? Well, if you are not continuing …

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Landscape of the Camino - April Webinar

30 Camino facts to celebrate 30 years as Europe’s first Cultural Route

This year, the Camino de Santiago celebrates 30 years since becoming the first Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. It is quite a privilege, as this accolade recognises the important role of the Camino through history, as route of peace, cultural exchange and understanding between people from all over the world. 30 Camino facts Many …

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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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Parador on the Camino

Camino FAQ: What is a Parador?

‘Parador’ is the name given in Spain to luxury hotels managed by a state-run company and usually located in buildings of historic importance such as fortresses, monasteries and castles; but also new buildings set in nature reserves and areas of outstanding beauty. Paradores de Turismo de España, the public company managing these luxury hotels, was …

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What is the Camino Pilgrim Passport?

The Camino Pilgrim Passport or Credencial is the modern-day version of the ‘documents of safe conduct’ given to medieval pilgrims. This Pilgrim Passport will be proof that you have walked at least the last 100kms into Santiago necessary to obtain your Compostela certificate, the official testament to your journey. Where to get your Pilgrim Passport …

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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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