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People of the Camino

People of the Camino Earlier this year, I travelled the French Way with Jerry to collect footage for our series of Camino de Santiago videos. This is People of the Camino. Along the way, we met lovely pilgrims, always happy to share their stories with us. Watch our Pilgrims on the Camino video: We also …

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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 historical 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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8 Top Tips for Walking the Camino

Are you planning on walking the Camino de Santiago this year? At CaminoWays.com, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, we have put together their top Camino tips to make sure that your Camino adventure is an experience of a lifetime. Whether you’re unsure about what gear you will need, what training you should do or …

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Codex Calixtinus

Codex Calixtinus The Codex Calixtinus is a 12th century illuminated manuscript formerly attributed to Pope Callixtus II, though now believed to have been arranged by the French scholar Aymeric Picaud. The principal author is actually given as ‘Scriptor I’.It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the Way of …

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What is the Finisterrana?

What is the Finisterrana? Many of you will be familiar with the ‘Compostela’, the pilgrim certificate you can obtain from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela if you have walked a minimum of 100kms of the Camino de Santiago to the city or cycled at least the last 200kms. But did you know that …

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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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