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 narrow streets, attractive squares and magnificent buildings are atmospheric and captivating, especially so if you’ve arrived there after making the epic journey along the Camino de Santiago. That’s why we’re excited to share two […]

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The Best Cities for Rest Days on the Coastal Camino

Although in the Portuguese Central Camino you’ll find more ups and downs putting an extra strain on your legs, the truth is the Portuguese Coastal Camino includes less shades and the possibility of cold winds from the north / northwest. This means it is crucial to know which cities you should use for rest days […]

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Camino de Santiago – Special Symbols

Since the miraculous discovery of Saint James’ remains over 1200 years ago, people have been making their way across Europe to his tomb in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in order to pay homage or do penance.   The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is made up of these numerous trails from Portugal, Spain, France, Germany […]

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

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

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Cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

What you need to know about cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago While the ancient pilgrim trails through Portugal and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela were developed by walkers, the good news for cycling enthusiasts is that it’s also possible to cycle the Camino. Whether you opt to follow the Coastal Way, the Central Route or the lesser-travelled […]

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When is the Best Time to do The Camino?

When thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago it’s important to plan ahead. For many people the Camino is among the most important experiences of their lifetime and, of course, that experience should be as close to perfect as possible. Choosing the best months to do the Camino is among the most relevant aspects of planning. […]

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How to Choose Your Camino de Santiago?

Once you’ve decided to do the Portuguese Camino de Santiago you need to know how to choose the best route for you.   The two main routes between Porto and Santiago de Compostela are the Central Portuguese Way and the Portuguese Coastal Way.   You can probably guess the main difference between them from the name but don’t […]

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What is the Jacobean Year?

If you’ve been thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago chances are you’ve come across words like Jacobeo, Jacobean year or Jubilee.   Felt a bit confused with all the information? Don’t worry, we’ll explain you everything!   First, let us go back to 1122: that’s when the Pope Calixtus II gave the Diocese of […]

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