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Movies about the Camino de Santiago

Documentaries, dramas, comedies... there are many movies set on the Camino de Santiago that will help you get a first glimpse at what you will see on this journey or remind you of the times you walk those trails, right from the comfort of your home. 

On todays blog, we take a look at different Camino movies that may help you make up your mind and decide to take up the challenge of walking The Way.

25-06-2019

What is the Compostela and how do I get one?

We solve all the doubts around the Compostela, the document that certifies our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 

23-08-2018

The yellow arrow, the sign of the St. James's Way

The yellow arrow, established by the parish priest Elías Valiña in the 70s, becomes the only valid sign to mark the direction of the Camino de Santiago

26-04-2018

Who was Saint James?

The history of the origin of the Camino de Santiago is well known by all, but the one of Saint James is lost between documentation and mysticism. We talk about him today.

10-01-2017

Day 41: 8 examples of the presence of the Templars on the Camino de Santiago

The order of the Templar Knights left its mark on the Camino de Santiago with many constructions of incomparable beauty. Today we'll share some of them with you.

29-12-2016

Day 31: Camino de Santiago legends that you may not have heard

The whole world knows about Santo Domingo and the chicken that sang after being roasted. While we don't want to take away from this and other well-known legends, today we'd like to share some lesser-known, but equally interesting and entertaining, tales. Autumn is story time season. Learn and share with other pilgrims after finishing a rainy stage, finally settled in your hostel, dry and tucking into a nice meal.

Ready? Here we go: “Once upon a time on the Way of Saint James”

20-10-2016

Day 28: A Camino full of stories

September is also the high season on the Camino de Santiago and the routes continue to receive people from all over the world. The more pilgrims there are, the more myriad stories there are: curious, exciting, fun...Thanks to social media and local media, every day we find something that brings a smile to our faces and we want to share this with you.

Here are some of our favourites from recent months. We hope you like them too!

28-09-2016

Day 27: The Camino de Santiago in the summertime, a portrait of humanity

The Way of Saint James hosts pilgrims throughout the year, but the busiest months are always June, July and August.

Would you like to know how the high season went on the Jacobean route? Here is a robot portrait of what happened this summer on the Camino!

23-09-2016

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We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.