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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

History of the Camino

Books on the Camino de Santiago: 10 readings to enjoy the Jacobean Route

From best sellers to self-help guides, personal accounts, guidebooks or recipes with the best dishes. Today we suggest ten books that will make you enjoy the Jacobean Route

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Books on the Camino de Santiago: 10 readings to enjoy the Jacobean Route

History of the Camino

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.

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Movies about the Camino de Santiago

History of the Camino

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 

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What is the Compostela and how do I get one?

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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

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

History of the Camino

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.

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Who was Saint James?

History of the Camino

8 examples of the presence of the Templars on the Camino

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.

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8 examples of the presence of the Templars on the Camino

History of the Camino

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”

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Camino de Santiago legends that you may not have heard