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Pilgrimage Stamps

Camino de Santiago Stamps The history of philately and the Camino de Santiago have always been closely linked. From the first stamp dedicated to a Holy Year in 1937 to the present day, the Pilgrim's Way has been the protagonist of a large number of philatelic products. The Pilgrim's Way to Santiago itself has its own stamp, issued in 2016. It features the main façade of the Cathedral of Sa...


Where to sleep in the Camino de Santiago? Hostels, pensions, hotels, rural houses ... The Camino de Santiago offers different types of accommodation throughout the many towns that it runs through. To help pilgrims organize their Jacobean Route, we have created the first search engine for accommodation present on the main routes of the Camino de Santiago. In this section you will find all the ...

The Caminos

Camino de Santiago: main pilgrimage routes The Camino de Santiago is one of the most important pilgrimage routes in Europe. The discovery of the tomb of the Apostle in the 9th century marked the beginning of a Camino that leads our steps to Santiago until today. We speak of the Camino de Santiago to refer, in fact, to a network of Jacobean Routes that cross all of Europe. The choice of the Wa...

Tips from our postmen

The postman's tips for the Camino de Santiago Here at Correos we have been travelling these caminos over 300 years to get to every town and home. We do about 700.000 km. daily (that's like touring the world 17 times!!) to get to each and every corner of Spain and we have over 2.000 post offices throughout the country. So, who better than our mailmen who are close to the Camino de Santiago and t...

Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

From Irún to Santiago de Compostela. 35 sections. 820 kilometres. It links the last two stages with the French Way. The Camino de Santiago del Norte is one of the historical routes used by European pilgrims to reach Compostela. This itinerary crosses the entire north of Spain, following the Cantabrian coast from France to Galicia. This circumstance made it a very popular Way before the Reconq...

Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

From Uviéu/Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. 14 sections. 323 kilometres. Section 11 links to The French Way.The Camino Primitivo (The Original or Primitive Way) is the oldest of all the Caminos: this is the first historic route of which there is a written record. This was the route followed by King Alfonso II the Chaste in the 9th century to visit the tomb of Saint James, which had just bee...

Camino del Norte - Soutu de Luiña/Soto de Luiña - Cadavéu/Cadavedo

If you follow the N-632 with some short detours, you will come to a signpost indicating Camino del Norte to the left and straight ahead towards Val.louta/Ballota. We recommend that you go straight ahead, as the historic route has some difficult and even dangerous stretches, with parts that may be missing or inaccessible if the weather is rough.If you go straight ahead, you will reach Nuviana/Novel...

Camino Lebaniego - San Vicente de la Barquera – Cades

The Camino Lebaniego begins in San Vicente de la Barquera, one of the most important and beautiful coastal towns of Cantabria. With little unevenness and an acceptable distance, this first stage of the Camino Lebaniego will be for the pilgrim a contact with the route of the crucifixes, which will be complicated in later stages. San Vicente de la Barquera has many attractions. Its church, castle a...

Reserving your #PAQMochila is now even easier! We've launched a new online hiring service

We've launched the new online reserve service for our backpack transport service from the Camino Post Office: #PaqMochila

How to arrive to your starting point on the Camino de Santiago

If you've come from afar, we will help you get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago: everything concerning the connections and means of transport to common points at the beginning of the Camino.

Technology on the Camino

Electronic devices can be very useful, especially when you're coming from another country. We'll be providing you with tricks to make the most of them in Spain...but only if you want to use them.

The cost of travelling the Camino de Santiago

Guide to all expenses that may be incurred by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, with tips and tricks for responsible consumption and to avoid carrying too much money.

What to see in Bilbao. 10 places to visit on the Northern Way

Today we'll show you ten places to see in Bilbao so you don't miss anything on your way to the Biscay capital.

Typical dishes that you should try on the Camino de Santiago

Spain is famous for its wide and rich gastronomy. If you come from afar to travel the Camino, we'll provide you with the obligatory tasting dishes.

How to win the Camino de Santiago Photo Contest

During Summer 2017 we are looking for photos that best show the Value of the Camino. What value represents you the most? If your photo is representative of pilgrim energy, you might be able to receive one of our prizes.

Discover the first postmarks dedicated to the Camino Primitivo

If you do the Camino Primitivo: enjoy his landscapes, surpass his demanding outline, celebrate it to the table and remember it with two postmarks unpublished that Posts has devoted to the route jacobea more ancient.

Ten useful tips to prepare for the Camino de Santiago

Which route to choose, what to do with your backpack, how to send your bicycle, what to bring...Today we're offering 10 tips to plan your route and enjoy the Camino as much as possible.

The postman's tips: what to see in the Northern Way

We travel the Cantabrian coast from Irún to Santiago de Compostela accompanied by our postmen to advise you which places you can not miss to enjoy the route.

Camino de Santiago full of values

One hundred students from 20 universities around the world have traveled the Way of Saint James to promote cultural understanding and sustainable tourism

The Way of St. James: The Northern Way Stamp by Stamp

Correos, the Spanish postal service, pays homage to the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way) with a booklet made up of eight stamps with images of significant places on el Camino and the outline of the Cantabrian Coast.

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 

American Pilgrims: Jacobean spirit from 3.850 miles away

Three hundred people participated in the annual gathering of the largest community of pilgrims in the USA. Today we summarize in ten stories their passion and love for the Camino de Santiago.

Questions every pilgrim has about the Camino de Santiago

Thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago every year, but if you're not familiar with the Route you might have some questions about it: Where do I start? What's the most popular route? How much do I walk each day?  Today we answer the most common concerns pilgrims might have before starting their Camino de Santiago

Which Camino de Santiago should you choose?

Whether you prefer light walks or a more challenging route, the company of other pilgrims or the solitude of the Camino, walks by the beach or green mountain paths... there's a Camino de Santiago for you. Today we detail the most popular Camino de Santiago routes so you can choose the one that suits you the most.

Camino del Norte: How to get to Irún

Irún is the main starting point of the Northern Way (Camino del Norte), the Jacobean Route that runs along the northern coast of Spain. In this post we explain how to get to this Basque city by plane, train, bus or car to start your Camino de Santiago.

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 ...

Plans to step on the Camino de Santiago without leaving your home

The Covid-19 crisis confine us at home and to stay safe. But that does not prevent us from conserving the Jacobean spirit and living the Camino de Santiago. We propose some ways to do it.

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.

Walking the Camino de Santiago during Covid-19

Less pilgrims, closed albergues but the same urge to go back to the Camino. Isabel and Jesús tell us about their experience on the Camino Francés in a year marked by coronavirus.  

2020: a different year in the Camino de Santiago

We take stock of this 2020, a year in which the Camino was empty for months, albergues and other accommodation were forced to close their doors and the number of pilgrims who made it to Santiago and picked up their Compostela barely reached 50.000.

Spring, the best time to do the Camino de Santiago

Pleasant temperatures, fully functioning hostels and a moderate influx of pilgrims characterize the months of May and June, two of the best to experience the Camino.

How to organize the Camino de Santiago after Covid-19

Tips for planning the Camino de Santiago after Covid-19: timetables for the Cathedral and Pilgrim's Mass, accommodation, how to get to the starting point, what to bring in your backpack ...

How long does Camino de Santiago walk?

How many kilometers / miles does the Camino de Santiago have, does it have stages to cover, how many days are needed... We give you some information so that you can plan your Jacobean Route.

An inspiring Camino de Santiago

We travel the Camino from Ourense to Santiago by the hand of the drawings of 72 kilos and the images of Limitless Secrets, creators who lived their first Jacobean experience with Turespaña.

A Guide to the Birds on the Camino de Santiago

Discover the fauna of the Jacobean routes through this guide-book with which you will be able to get to know and identify the most characteristic birds