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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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O Antroido, Santiago’s Carnival

You can combine this festival with a short Camino finishing in Santiago Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, celebrates this age-old fiesta where masks and fancy dress combine with carnival floats and typical cuisine. O Antroido is the name given to Carnival in Galicia. It is a deep-rooted tradition in this Region, especially in its capital, …

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