The Camino Primitivo or Original Way #caminoprimitivo is the oldest Camino route, first used by devout pilgrims from Asturias in the 9th Century, including King Alfonso II. The Original Way starts in the elegant city of Oviedo, home of El Salvador Cathedral, an important pilgrimage destination for many centuries. Across the mountains of Asturias, the trail takes pilgrims along peaceful tracks, mountain passes with magnificent views and quaint mountain villages. The first half of this Camino route can be challenging but the views are definitely worth the effort!
The city of Lugo marks the half-way point of the Camino Primitivo. The city famous for its impressive UNESCO-listed Roman wall, and for being one of the best places to eat in Galicia. After Lugo, the Camino Primitivo takes pilgrims on an old Roman paved road, crossing quiet hamlets, woodland and unique medieval bridges. The Original Way joins the most famous Camino route, the Camino Francés, in the lively market town of Melide.
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