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Technology free experience on the Camino

Technology Free Camino

Technology Free Camino Do you have wireless? Is there a password? Excuse me while I post on Facebook, comment on Twitter, edit my Instagram snaps, share a LinkedIn update and remove myself from the real world. Instead of asking ourselves how will we get connected, let’s takes a digital break from the daily digital distractions …

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Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection

We have launched Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection for pilgrims to experience the Camino in luxury. The Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection includes stays in some of the most special hotels and unique properties along this scenic Camino route. Boutique country houses, chic city hotels and historic Paradores are some of the luxury hotels included …

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“My incredible Camino experience…” Share your Camino Memories with friends

“My incredible Camino experience…” Share your Camino Memories with friends We have built a community platform for Camino lovers to share their most loved Camino memories with friends when walking the Camino de Santiago routes. The Camino is a special journey full of hope and inspiration. We know that many people walk the Camino for …

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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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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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Parador Hostal dos Reis Catolicos

Hotel on the Camino: Parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos

Hostal dos Reis Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, or Parador de Santiago, is a 5-star hotel with 5 centuries of history. The Parador enjoys a privileged location right on the Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago’s most famous square with its imposing Cathedral and Santiago’s city council building. The Hostal dos Reis Católicos is considered one of the …

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Monsterrat holy mountain in Catalonia

Montserrat: Catalonia’s Holy Mountain

The Camino Catalán to Santiago de Compostela follows a path that takes pilgrims walking from the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula all the way to Atlantic Galicia. The Camino Catalán crosses Catalonia before joining up with the French Way in La Rioja where walkers can continue on their way to Santiago. 60km West of Barcelona and along the …

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Favourite Camino Towns: Ferrol

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 Camino Ingles but moved to the South of Spain a few years later. Her time in her formative years was divided between North and South but in the identity battle over …

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Beautiful scene on 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 on the Portuguese Coastal Way. He …

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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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The crowd-free Portuguese Coastal Way

Crowd-Free Camino

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 Camino de Santiago following the Atlantic Coast towards Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Coastal Way …

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

VIDEO: 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 12th century Templar castle, the …

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