What to Do In Santiago de Compostela

If you are about to start or have completed a Camino de Santiago, you will inevitably visit the city’s magnificent cathedral. But what else is there to do in Santiago de Compostela? Quite a lot, actually, so we suggest adding an extra night or two to your itinerary so that you have time and energy […]

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Accommodation on the Portuguese Camino

A good night of sleep makes a huge difference to your experience on the Camino to Santiago. There are many standards of accommodation along the Camino de Santiago, ranging from public pilgrim hostels to luxury historical hotels. Evidently, the likelihood of restful sleep will be greater if you have a private room and there are […]

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10 Tips to Help You Prepare for the Camino de Santiago

If you are not used to hiking for several hours, day after day, planning ahead to prepare yourself for the Camino de Santiago will make your experience more enjoyable. Though extremely rewarding, the Camino can be physically demanding, as the terrain is varied and presents some challenges – granite cobblestones, we’re looking at you. Read on […]

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What Is the Pilgrim Passport and How does It Work?

For many people who choose to follow the Portuguese Camino to Santiago, it’s important to qualify for the official certificate issued by the cathedral authorities to prove and distinguish their accomplishment. This is called the Compostela and to get one, you will need a pilgrim passport, also known as a Credencial, as an evidence of your […]

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The Best places for Rest Days on The Portuguese Camino

For many people, walking the Camino is a life changing experience. But if you want to make the most of it it’s important to correctly manage the effort you’re making while also focusing on your main target: reaching Santiago de Compostela. It doesn’t hurt to also keep your eye on the smaller prizes along the […]

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Good News from Santiago de Compostela

The ancient city of Santiago de Compostela is a wonderful place to visit at any time, especially the old town. Its attractive squares, magnificent buildings, and narrow streets are atmospheric and captivating, especially so if you’ve arrived there after making the epic walking journey along the Camino de Santiago. That’s why we’re excited to share […]

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The Best Cities for Rest Days on the Coastal Camino

Even though in the Portuguese Central Camino there are more ups and downs requiring an extra effort from your legs, the truth is the Portuguese Coastal Camino offers less shades and it is possible you’ll catch cold winds from the north / northwest. This means it is crucial to know which cities you want to […]

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Camino de Santiago – Special Symbols

People have been making their way across Europe to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in order to pay homage or do penance ever since the miraculous discovery of his remains, over 1200 years ago.   The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is made up of these many different trails from […]

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Portuguese Camino de Santiago: Don’t miss the Holy Year in 2021 and 2022

2021 arrived and it will be a very special year: the year of the Jacobeo! A Holy Year or Jacobeo (also referred to as Xacobeo or Jubilee Year) is when July 25th, Saint James’ Day, falls on a Sunday. It is possible to obtain plenary indulgence in Holy Years, the full forgiveness of one’s sins, […]

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Cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

What you must know about cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago The ancient pilgrim trails through Portugal and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela were developed by walkers. However, and luckily for cycling enthusiasts, the good news is that it is also possible to cycle the Camino. Whether you choose to follow the Coastal Way, the Central Route or […]

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