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Culture & Traditions of the Camino

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

02-03-2017

Asturian gastronomy on the Camino de Santiago

We continue our gastro-journey along the  Camino de Santiago (St. James's Way) and this time we'll learn about the 10 traditional dishes of the Asturian gastronomy, from the fabada (Asturian Bean Stew) to the quesadielles ( Casadiellas)

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Asturian gastronomy on the Camino de Santiago

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

26-01-2017

Gastrocamino: Galicia, from octopus á feira to coffee liqueur

From octopus á feira and lacón with turnip greens to albariño and coffee liqueur, Galician gastronomy has much to offer. Today we'll share some of it with you.

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Gastrocamino: Galicia, from octopus á feira to coffee liqueur

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

01-12-2016

Romanesque art on the Camino Frances

The Camino de Santiago, like any pilgrimage route, has been part of the development and expansion of many cultural and artistic trends. Today we will meet one of the most important, showing you examples of romanesque art along the whole Camino Francés.

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Romanesque art on the Camino Frances

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

08-11-2016

Markings in the houses of Santiago, a unique heritage to discover

In the face of majestic buildings, like the Cathedral, the Hostel or the monasteries of Santiago, there are small details that you might miss. These are symbols that we can find in many houses in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela and in some of the historic neighbourhoods.

A chalice, a shell, a pine tree...These markings on the buildings are numerous and illicit a great deal of curiosity to those who discover them. But the truth is that their history is not as well-known as one might think since they are unique in Europe. Would you like to know what they are and where they come from? You'll find out in this article.

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Markings in the houses of Santiago, a unique heritage to discover

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

13-10-2016

The Wine Way to Santiago de Compostela

If you have good taste for wines or simply like to discover different varieties and flavours, we propose a route through the French Way and the Winter Way  that will take you through some of the most discerning Designations of Origin (D.O.). 

Pic by Esther Mayor

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The Wine Way to Santiago de Compostela

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

06-10-2016

Cathedrals of the Camino Francés

Cathedrals are temples where the bishop is seated. The word comes from the Lathin 'cathedra', which means chair. Traditionally, the bishop officiated from his chair, and wherever this was, was where his Cathedral was located. Something so simple has given its name to the most spectacular monuments that you'll find along the Way to Santiago de Compostela.

The French Way has a significant number of them, perhaps because it is historically the busiest route (though not the oldest!). Here is an overview of the Cathedrals that you'll find between Roncesvalles and Compostela.

They’re impossible to miss!

Photo: @roskisss

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Cathedrals of the Camino Francés

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

08-09-2016

When the Way ends in Fisterra

Fisterra is, literally, the end of the Way. But this small fishing town have plenty of things to do and see. Here are some plans foir you to do from the End of the World! 

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When the Way ends in Fisterra

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

30-08-2016

Essential photos of the Camino de Santiago

How many thousands of photos have you taken during the Camino de Santiago? Thanks to the the Internet and to social media, we are in touch with in the particular view of the pilgrim. And we have found some shared themes & subjects. Of course each photo is unique, just like the experience of each pilgrim.

Below are some of these shared subjects. We hope they inspire and encourage you to take some good pics along the Way!

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Essential photos of the Camino de Santiago