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Culture & Traditions of the Camino

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

28-07-2016

The Camino de Santiago in August, kilometres of fairs & festivities

Summer is the season of thousands of festivals, fairs and popular pilgrimages around every corner. And the different routes to Santiago cross many of these celebrations. When you arrive somewhere and find that you're breathing something special, that the streets are decked out and that you are welcomed with even more joy than normal, congratulations: you've arrived just in time for party!

We'll give you suggestions for some festivities that you´ll find in August on your way to Santiago.

Make a stop on the Camino and join the folks!

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The Camino de Santiago in August, kilometres of fairs & festivities

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

20-07-2016

A daily planner for the 2016 Apostle Festivities

If you've just arrived in Santiago de Compostela after travelling the Camino, you may have noticed that we are in the midst of festivities. After the opening address on the 15th, the city has been in full festivity mode, both day and night. Yet there's still so much left to see! We'll suggest a daily schedule starting today so that you can make the most of the 2016 Apostle Festivities.

And, as a reminder, everything in the official programme costs exactly...zero Euros!

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A daily planner for the 2016 Apostle Festivities

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

09-06-2016

World Oceans Day: The Way by the sea

The pioneer pilgrims from England and Ireland gave the Camino Inglés its name: the first route by sea to Santiago de Compostela. The relationship between the Camino and the sea is one that is both very long and still very much alive.

On World Oceans Day we discuss the routes that traverse the seas and travel the coasts, and are becoming increasingly popular. As Machado said: 'let's open roads on the sea'. Come aboard and join us!

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World Oceans Day: The Way by the sea

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

19-05-2016

What to eat on the Camino Francés (2): from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela

Gastronomy on the Camino de Santiago is as varied and rich as the places along the different routes to Compostela. A few weeks ago, we provided recommendations on what to eat on the French Way between Roncesvalles and Astorga; today, we'll continue perusing the menu and discover other delicacies further along the Way.

We'll start in Ponferrada, passing the Maragatería and the Bierzo then moving onto Galicia until reaching the finish line of the Camino, Santiago de Compostela. Prepare your five senses... we're going back to the Gastrocamino!

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 What to eat on the Camino Francés (2): from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela

Culture & Traditions of the Camino

03-05-2016

What to eat on the French Way to Santiago (1): from Roncesvalles to Astorga

After walking many miles, each bite is enjoyed with all five senses and tastes all the better. Eating well is an essential part of the Way of Saint James and your body will demand it. Make the most of these gourmet delights: you'll find products worthy of this moniker on all of the routes leading to Santiago de Compostela.

Shall we start down the 'GastroCamino'?

 

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What to eat on the French Way to Santiago (1): from Roncesvalles to Astorga