Those pilgrims walking Via de la Plata Camino route can find out a new world of magic and color on the Camino de Santiago. It is Galician Carnival, also known as Antroido or Entroido. Galician Carnival is one of the most popular and best loved festivals in Galicia. Carnival is a period of time to […]

The South-Eastern Way unites the southern spirit of Andalusia and Extremadura with the Galician Finisterre. It prolongs the Roman Way called the Via de la Plata, which joined Emérita Augusta (Mérida) and Asturica Augusta (Astorga). The way was laid at the beginning of Christianity, taking advantage of older roads. It enters Galicia via A Mezquita, […]

The Vía de La Plata (Silver Way) or Ruta de la Plata (Silver Route) is an ancient commercial and pilgrimage path that crosses the west of Spain from north to south, connecting Mérida to Astorga. The term Vía de la Plata is commonly thought to use from the modern Spanish word for silver, plata. The […]

Would you like to end your Camino in a different way? Here a new proposal for adventurous pilgrims! My proposal consists on hiring a car for 2 days and visiting 7 outstanding  medieval towns in Galicia, some of them belong to Camino Portugués, Camino Francés, Camino Santiago-Finisterre, Camino Inglés, Camino de la Plata or Camino Primitivo. […]

Oviedo is the starting point of Camino Primitivo or Original Way. This Camino was known as the first route to Santiago de Compostela. It started in the 9th century when most of Spain was under Moorish control. This was also the Camino that  King Alfonso II the Caste walked from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. […]

Rough statistics for pilgrims are: Men 54% Women 46% Walkers 89% 30 – 60 age group make up 55% of pilgrims, 28% are under 30. 68% of pilgrims walk the Camino Francés The Pilgrim Office in Santiago keeps detailed statistics for each day, month and year. The number of pilgrims receiving the Compostela each year: […]

Which one is Camino Primitivo? It is also called the Original Way and it´s said to be the first Camino route to Santiago the Compostela when in te 9th century most of Spain and Portugal were under Moorish Control. The route takes you approximately 320k from the north coast at Villavicosa, through the city of […]

Astorga is the traditional market town of the Maragatos, a distinct ethnic group of unknown origin, Marrying only among themselves, they maintained their traditions and individuality well into recent decades. However, apart from the locally famous Maragato cocido – a typically hearty stew made with up to seven types of meat and sausage, plus chickpeas and cabbage – […]

Queens, maids, women crusaders, fraudsters, beggars, saints…There are plenty of stories related to female pilgrims that break the stereotype of women on the Camino de Santiago from Middle Ages. A recent book “Women and Pilgrimage in Medieval Galicia” narrates and describes the role of these relevant women. A book written by a professional team and coordinated […]