camino primitivo

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enjoy his landscapes, surpass his demanding outline, celebrate it to the table and remember it with two postmarks unpublished that Posts has devoted to the route jacobea more ancient.

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 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 - Sebrayu/Sebrayo -Xixón/Gijón

You leave Sebrayu/Sebrayo through the main road used to get there, and then by going under the autovía A-8 and continuing at its side. The Camino merges into the N-632 and reaches the town of Villaviciosa, where there is a place to take some rest at El Fresnu, before arriving at Villaviciosa proper, with tables, benches and food and drink vending machines. In Villaviciosa, you may visit the manor...

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

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.