Via de la Plata

O Magosto Festival – Celebrating Chestnuts and Winter

There are many wonderful festivals taking place throughout the year on the Camino de Santiago. One of these is O Magosto, Galicia’s classic autumn festival. This festival welcomes the winter season and is dedicated to one special product: the chestnut. If you are travelling along one of the Camino routes in late October and November, …

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Great Camino Routes For Autumn

Great Camino Routes For Autumn Longing for a great Camino route for Autumn, whether it’s this year or next? Mild temperatures and quieter tracks make autumn months, particularly September and October, possibly the best time of the year for a walking adventure. September is a very busy month on the Camino de Santiago, especially the …

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Vegetarian on the Camino

Vegetarian on the Camino Being a vegetarian on the Camino de Santiago can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. Pilgrims who adopt a pescetarian diet (i.e. eat fish) will be spoilt for choice, particularly in Galicia. For those who don’t eat fish, following these tips and bringing a steady supply of snacks and a …

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Cycling the Camino Routes: 5 Great Ways to choose

5 Great Camino for cycling Did you know approximately 10% of all pilgrims reaching Santiago de Compostela are ‘Bicigrinos’, bike-pilgrims? Nearly 25,000 Bicigrinos choose to cycle the Camino routes to receive their Compostela certificate each year. Go for cycling the Camino Routes. If you are cycling the Camino de Santiago, remember you must at least …

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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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A short overview of Seville

A short overview of Seville Seville is one of the most loved places by visitors to Spain, it is also the starting point of the Via de la Plata route to Santiago de Compostela. Here will give you an overview of Seville. Although today Moorish influence is architecturally most evident – Andalusia was occupied by Moors …

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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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The Complete 2022 Camino Festivals Calendar

Camino Festivals Calendar

Planning your Camino de Santiago trip? Many interesting festivals take place along the different Camino routes throughout the year; as most towns and villages host annual festivals to honour their patron saint’ but also celebrating their local food and wine and other special events. Whether they are world-famous such as San Fermin in Pamplona, local …

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Camino Culture: cathedrals of Galicia

Cathedrals of Galicia Santiago de Compostela cathedral is the most famous cathedral in Galicia but did you know there are four other cathedrals in Galicia, along four main Camino de Santiago routes to Santiago de Compostela.  Most of Galicia’s cathedrals are medieval in origin, following a classic Romanesque style, although later additions have given the …

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10 Things to do in Seville

The Via de la Plata starts in the magnificent city of Seville. This Camino de Santiago route was first of all a trading road used by the Romans to join the North and the South of Spain and it is by far the longest Camino (1000km). Seville is the capital and largest city of the …

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