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What is the Pilgrim Passport or Credencial del Peregrino?

The Pilgrim Passport and the Pilgrim Certificate The Pilgrim Passport or “Credencial” is the document of the Camino de Santiago. It needs to be stamped each walking day in several places, like accommodations, tourism offices, Churches and monuments or restaurants, bar and museums. The Compostela is the Official Certificate of the Camino. To request it,...

Where does the Camino de Santiago start?

One of the most popular questions we receive from pilgrims every year is: where does the Camino de Santiago start? As we always say, there are as many Caminos de Santiago as pilgrims walking them. There is more than one route leading to Santiago de Compostela, final destination of this pilgrimage, and the starting point...

O Cebreiro to Santiago Walking Route, Map & Stages

How long is the route from O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela? What are the distances between stages? Where can I get a map for the route? The French Way is one of the longest Caminos to reach Santiago de Compostela. Many pilgrims decide to walk the last 100 kms from Sarria. Nevertheless, there are...

Accommodation along the Via Francigena

Are you looking for walking the Via Francigena and you want to know what kind of accommodation you can find on your route? Remember that you will cross four different countries, so you will be able to see many different types of accommodation. Let’s find out more about it on this post! The accommodation along the...

The Camino de Santiago in numbers

Below are the statistics for the Camino de Santiago that refer to the years 2019, 2018 and 2017. The year 2019 was a record in terms of the number of pilgrims who made the Camino de Santiago. Here you have the statistics for 2019 and a summary of the ones from 2018 and 2017.   First...

The Primitive Way, a spiritual trip

Today we will discover the oldest route of the Camino de Santiago: the Primitive Way More than a thousand years ago, it was the Camino crossed by the King Alfonso II  when he visited the grave of St. James the Apostle.  The Primitive Way is one of the most beautiful Caminos to Santiago de Compostela,...

How to get the Compostela certificate?

When a pilgrim does the Camino de Santiago is also looking for a recognition that demonstrates what he did. It exists an official document that proves that the walker has done more than 100 km on foot or 200 km by bike. How is possible to get the Compostela certificate? The origin of the Compostela...

How long does the Via Francigena take?

Have you heard about the Via Francigena Pilgrimage? Do you want to know how long does the Via Francigena take? In total, the Via Francigena route, is more than 2,000 kms long and half of them are crossing the Italian Peninsula (1,004 km). If you are wondering how long it takes to walk the Via Francigena...

La Befana and New Years Eve: Italian Traditions

If you want to know more about “La Befana” and other Italian traditions in this time of the year, keep reading because I will reveal you some funny facts of our culture. You will be able to see some of these picturesque characters while you are walking on the Via Francigena in the end of December...

Route of Father Sarmiento

Who was Father Sarmiento? Which one is the route of Father Sarmiento? Which is the relationship between the route of Father Sarmiento and the Camino de Santiago? Why is so important to the Galician culture? Which villages are crossed by the route of Father Sarmiento? The Route of Father Sarmiento is getting popular between hikers...
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