Artículos de Mayo 2010

The Way of St James

Miércoles, 5 Mayo 2010

Camino de Santiago

          

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, also known in English as The Way of St James, is a collection of old pilgrimage routes which cover all Europe. They all have Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain as their final destination. For more than 1000 years pilgrims have been walking along the Camino de Santiago.

         

The main Camino route is the Camino Francés. This part of the Camino de Santiago traditionally starts in St Jean Pied de Port and finishes in Santiago de Compostela about 780km later, after travelling the breadth of Northern Spain, (In Santiago you can collect your Compostela).  However you can start anywhere and even continue past Santiago to the sea at Finisterre. Finisterre was thought to be the end of the world in medieval times.