Elías Valiña Sampedro was one of the most important figures in the revival of the modern pilgrimage to Santiago. He was the pastor of O Cebreiro, a nice Galician Village that has become more and more popular among pilgrims, who never want to miss this mountain enclave of the French route. Originally from Sarria, although […]

Whatever your reason is for walking the Camino, you will be beguiled by its landscape and the feeling of adventure. Once you have started you are likely to get addicted to the daily rhythm of this wonderful journey. As we have already revised the 1st stage of Camino Frances in the last post, we are […]

The Codex Calixtinus The Codex Calixtinus is a 12th -century manuscript jewel, considered the first and most famous guide to the Camino of Santiago. It is attributed to Pope Callixtus II and it is also known as Liber Sancti Jacobi or the Book of Saint James. It was intended as a guide or advice for […]

This first stage is usually walked in 8 days. Your first steps on the Camino de Santiago are along both French and Spanish parts of the Basque Country and Navarra. You will cross the outstanding  Pyrenees, visit Pamplona and you will eventually arrive in La Rioja, a region well- known for its food and red […]

Many pilgrims decide to start a new Camino in Santiago de Compostela. This is a nice option to finish your adventure if you are still willing to or you have enough time to do it.  It is the Camino Santiago–Finisterre. If you make up your mind to walk this Camino toward Costa da Morte and […]

Christmas is always a time of joy and peace. Most pilgrims prefer to walk the Camino de Santiago from spring to autumn, but the number of those who would like to walk it in winter is increasing. Tips for those who want to spend Christmas on the Camino would be the following: Weather This is […]

Camino Primitivo The Camino Primitivo is known as the first pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. In fact,  it is also called the Original Way or the North Way Inside or even the Old Way. This is a short Camino, which can be walked from Oviedo  (North-west of Spain) to Santiago de Compostela in two […]

Who is Saint Theresa? She was called Teresa of Ávila and then she was known as St Theresa of Jesus.  Born in 1515, this woman became a well-known Spanish Catholic Carmelite nun and she was considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelitas along with John of the Cross. She was a great writer […]

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is a cathedral in Galicia, Spain. The cathedral is the believed burial-place of Saint James the Greater, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.  It is the destination of the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago), a major historical pilgrimage route since the Early Middle Ages. Pilgrimages to the tomb […]