2016 has been the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy according to Catholic traditions. Therefore, if pilgrims walk the Camino on a Holy Year or during the Year of Mercy and they get into the Cathedral of Santiago through the Holy Door or Door of Mercy, they will be given Catholic indulgence. On the 13th of […]

As an alternative to the interior Portuguese Route, there is also the Portuguese Route which leads by the Atlantic coast from Porto to Santiago.  Magnificent landscapes, undiscovered places, sandy beaches,  less pilgrims than in other caminos are the main appealing. This camino offers new  feelings and experiences to those who have  already walked Camino Frances […]

A successful movie engages more Germans on the Camino de Santiago I´m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago has become one of this year´s most anticipated German films and the second highest grossing movie in Germany in October 2016 . The movie is based on the hugely successful book of […]

The Camino is not just a simple trip, but consists of learning experiences that involve transformative learning. Pilgrims develop confidence and independence and undergo the examination to discover their true selves, the trust in others, and the behavior-oriented approach for individual change after the travel experience. The Camino leads to the experience of nature, freedom […]

The Camino de is one of the most popular routes for walking as well as for cycling in Europe. Most pilgrims feel attrated by wishing to challenge themselves in a new adventure and they want to admire the wonderful scenery that Spain usually has to offer. If you are thinking in cycling the Camino and you are […]

We mainly know of mediaval pilgrims´ attire  through  a few images from some of the manuscripts that narrate the adventures or reflections  of characters who walked  the Camino frances. The medieval period spanned almost a thousand years – from about the 5th C to the 16th C. During the heaviest pilgrimage years in the 11th and […]

Everybody knows that the Camino is a network of kilometric roads and paths, so many times it is also hard to know where you are and you can get lost easily. However, to guide the pilgrims on their Camino there are stone markers nestled in the undergrowth every kilometer, which denote the remaining distance left […]

Nowadays languages are not a problem to walk your Camino, we have got plenty of gadgets to help us to understand the meaning of our speech or we can even use mimic, pointing or drawing to show the others what we want to say. Besides, those doing the Camino are willing to help us to […]

This is what many pilgrims say when they realize that something has been wrong on their first Camino. Maybe this is going to be your first Camino and you are planning lots of things, maybe you are packing lots of items you think that they are indispensable but perhaps they are not. Here a list […]