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. […]

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 – […]

As everybody knows there are plenty of Caminos which end in Santiago de Compostela. Which one is the Camino Portugues? This Camino starts in Lisbon, Portuguese capital city, and it ends in Santiago. The journey of 383 miles (616km) through stunning unspoiled Portuguese and Galician countryside. Alternatively, lots of pilgrims prefer to start their journey […]

So here I am. I know that I want to walk the Camino, but there is that big decision I need to take before: which Camino should it be? Once you start to learn more about the Camino de Santiago and you browse in books, guides and of course on internet, very soon you discover […]