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 […]

      New exclusive entrance just for pilgrims in Santiago´s Cathedral. Pilgrims are allowed a new exclusive entrance in Santiago´s Cathedral. This new entrance is placed in Praterias square. Only pilgrims with credential will be permitted to get into the Cathedral through this gate. The exit will be through the gate out of Azabacheria. The […]

When you walk over hard rough surfaces for more than 20 kilometers a day, you’re going to get blisters. And bruises, and pulled muscles, and perhaps sprains or worse. You can’t tough it out when you have to walk again tomorrow. Take care of yourself, especially your feet. Remember that there are plenty of  “farmacias” […]

For those  who are traveling in Europe for the first time, the Camino may become  a culture shock to find different things and different attitudes on the Camino. I have known from Sylvia Nilsen( from South African Camino Pilgrims) a list with some hilarious complaints that some foreign pilgrims have made while walking the Camino […]

It is always a good idea to check the general conditions of each transport company to see the specific aspects which might influence your journey, such as checking in baggage, travelling with a bicycle or with pets and the transport service conditions to be met. What kinds of transportation are available on the Camino itself? […]

Think of the Camino as walking several marathons. So preparation and training is essential. If you are going to undertake any long distance walk you must prepare your body for this arduous task. You should be correctly equipped according to the time of year you choose to do the route, your individual characteristics and whether […]

The Camino de Santiago, one of the most famous walking trails in the world, is an unforgettable adventure; perfect for families looking for a special holiday together. The Camino is not just a religious or spiritual pilgrimage but it is also a very unique cultural experience. Followed by pilgrims from all over the globe for centuries, […]