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History of the Camino

History of the Camino

20-10-2016

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

History of the Camino

28-09-2016

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!

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A Camino full of stories

History of the Camino

23-09-2016

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!

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

History of the Camino

18-08-2016

The origins of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela

It’s said that there are as many Caminos as there are pilgrims. But the truth is that all of the historical routes to Compostela have their raison d'etre and served to build a phenomenon that helped to structure Europe, almost always using ancient Roman roads.

Do you know how, when and why the Caminos to Compostela multiplied? This week we'll tell you all about the origins of the best known and travelled routes of Camino de Santiago today.

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The origins of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela

History of the Camino

07-04-2016

Five historical characters to help you understand the Camino de Santiago

Today we are time travelling pilgrims and have made a rather long journey, landing in the ninth century. The history of the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago) begins in these remote times, a period in which essential characters lived, without whom the Camino would surely not exist. Or, at least, not as we know it. Would you like to meet

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Five historical characters to help you understand the Camino de Santiago