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The Way of St. James, usually referred to as the Camino de Santiago, is a well-known pilgrimage that dates back to the Middle Ages and takes travelers to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwest Spain. According to legend, a shepherd in the ninth century discovered the remains of the apostle St. James the Great, who is said to have been interred in the cathedral.

Santiago de Compostela, which translates to St. James of the Field of Stars, is the name of the city that bears St. James's name. The El Camino de Santiago and its numerous paths have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 as a result of their ongoing popularity. 

El Camino de Santiago

Where does the Santiago Way begin?

The Camino de Santiago doesn't actually have a single starting place. There are numerous beginning sites and numerous ways that lead to Santiago. Your choice of path entirely depends on your preferences, interests, and goals for the experience. The fact that the early pilgrims would have started their Camino travels from their own houses accounts for the vast variation in starting sites.

That explains why there have been so many various Camino routes developed over the years. Despite this, one route has stood out as a clear favorite. The most well-known and well-travelled Camino path is the Camino Frances, sometimes referred to as the French Way. 

The other options routes to travel

There are other Camino routes, including the beautiful Camino Finisterre, which features cliffs, lighthouses, and historic monasteries. Over the years, numerous books and movies on the Camino have emphasized this particular route. All inclusive resorts to the way that passes across the way has been allotted to the people who has been travelling for long time.

For those who enjoy beach treks, it's a beautiful Camino. Le Chemin du Puy is a stunning journey across rural France that leads hikers through some of the most enchanted national parks and villages on the whole Camino route. You may enjoy Galicia's natural beauty on the Via de la Plata since the picturesque terrain between Ourense and Santiago has mostly not changed. The actual undiscovered jewel of the roads is the Camino de Invierno.

This Via de la Plata version travels through the renowned Ribeira Sacra wine area and begins in mediaeval Monforte. The Camino to Rome is another name for the Via Francigena. We have included it among our routes even though it is in Italy since it is equally beautiful, meditative, and picturesque as the Camino de Santiago. Also, nothing compares to Italian cuisine!

Who travels the Santiago Way?

Every year, people of many ages and backgrounds walk and ride bicycles along the Camino Routes. The travelers to Santiago de Compostela came from 190 different nations. Nearly 54,000 pilgrims acquired their Compostela in 2020, according to statistics given by the pilgrim's office.

The bulk of these pilgrims were from European nations, and 76% of them did so for spiritual reasons. The Camino is undertaken by many pilgrims for religious or spiritual purposes, but numerous others enjoy it for its culture, legacy, or as a physical challenge

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