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The Camino de Santiago in winter

Choose the appropriate route, plan your itinerary well, protect yourself from the cold ... We give you the keys to enjoy the Camino de Santiago also in winter.

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The Camino de Santiago in winter

The chestnut tree of Ramil, the tree of the Camino de Santiago

It’s been on the Camino de Santiago for over 800 years. Its impressive structure appears to be a weather map. And no pilgrim goes back home without taking a picture with it. Today we share the history of Triacastela and the chestnut tree of Ramil, thanks to a man that knows it better than anyone else: Santiago Soria, a resident of the village of Ramil and a true lover of the Jacobean Route.

 

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The chestnut tree of Ramil, the tree of the Camino de Santiago

Xacobeo 2021

The 'Botafumeiro' returns to the Santiago Cathedral

The Xacobeo 2021 will allow us to watch the flight of this huge incense burner, which is more than one and a half meters tall and weighs over 50 kilos, swinging down from the Cathedral’s ceiling thanks to the “tiraboleiros”.

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The 'Botafumeiro' returns to the Santiago Cathedral

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

Game of the Goose: symbolic map of the Camino

The Order of the Templars could have invented this game which is actually an encrypted guide of the Camino Francés through 63 squares that represent a round trip to Santiago.

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Game of the Goose: symbolic map of the Camino

Camino de Santiago and Covid-19

The Camino de Santiago and Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has forced to close the Jacobean Routes. We summarize how the situation is and the measures adopted by the Government to recover the return to normality

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The Camino de Santiago and Covid-19

Camino de Santiago and Covid-19

Walking the Camino de Santiago during Covid-19

Less pilgrims, closed albergues but the same urge to go back to the Camino. Isabel and Jesús tell us about their experience on the Camino Francés in a year marked by coronavirus.

 

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Walking the Camino de Santiago during Covid-19

Xacobeo 2021

The Holy Door of Santiago

The Holy Door is the most exclusive access to the Cathedral of Santiago and will be open this upcoming year, when we celebrate the Xacobeo 2021. Learn more about the Holy Door in this article!

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The Holy Door of Santiago

History of the Camino

The Camino de Santiago without pilgrims

The global Covid-19 crisis has caused a 75% drop in the number of pilgrims since July 1st. The pilgrim profile this summer has been male, Spanish and walking the Camino Francés on foot.

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The Camino de Santiago without pilgrims