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We are a travel agency expert and specialized in Camino de Santiago tours. We have great experience as well as knowledge about this "ancient path". We are available to everyone who wants to discover and experience the fascinating journey, which has been traveled by millions of people looking for "something"

You can do the Camino de Santiago on foot or by bicycle. We design your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, alone or with your friends or family, in the dates you prefer.

We will help you to make "Your Camino" an unforgettable experience.

 

A Brief Summary of the history behind the Camino

James the Greater was the brother of John. Both of them were sons of Zebedee. After the death of Jesus, James went to Spain to preach. According to an ancient legend the Virgin Mary appeared to James in Zaragoza and she encouraged him in his evangelical work. On his way back to Palestine Herod Agrippa send an order of excution against him and also prohibited to bury his body. According to the legend, his disciples took his body and placed it in a boat without a rudder, asking the Lord to lead them to the place, where they should bury the body. The boat traveled through the Mediterranean Sea, stopping at Iria Flavia in Galicia, where James once preached.

This is the legend, according to which the remains of the Apostle arrived to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

 

Holy year (Año Jacobeo)

It is the hoy year of Saint James. It takes place when the day of St.James, 25th of July, is a Sunday. This happens with a fixed period of 6, 5, 6 and 10 years. Exceptionally can be given Years of Mercy, the most recent in 2016.

 

Pilgrimages Routes

From Spain, the main pilgrimage routes to Santiago according the number of pilgrims who walk the Camino are:

  • The French Way (Spanish: Camino Frances), which starts in Roncesvalles. The second most popular route, in terms of the number of pilgrims who walk El Camino, is the “Aragonese Way” (Spanish: Camino Aragones), which  starts in the Somport pass in the Pyrenees and joins the “French Way” at Puente La Reina.
  • Other important route is The Portuguese Way (Spanish: Camino Portugués), whic starts in the village of Tui.
  •  The English Way (Spanish: Camino Inglés) which starts from Ferrol or La Coruña.
  • The Primitive Way from Oviedo.
  • The North Way from irún

However, due to the resurgence and popularity of El Camino, new pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela are constantly being added.

 

La Compostela

It is a document that, if you wish, you can get at the "Oficina de atención del peregrino", located at Rua das Carretas 33, just next to the cathedral, at the back part of the "Plaza de Platerías". This document proves that you have done at least the last 100 kilometres on foot, or 200 Kms by bicycle.

In parallel to La Compostela, if you walk the Camino to Finisterre or Muxia you can obtain La Fisterrana or La Muxiana , issued by the competent municipalities of those localities.

 

The Certificate of Distance

Which is the document that certifies the exact path where the pilgrim has started his way of pilgrimage.

 

The Credential or Pilgrim's Passport

It is the document where you will put the stamps from churches, hotels, restaurants… from the places you pass along the different stages.  You need at least two stamps or to be sealed twice in each stage. You will see that there are some boxes in the documents that you need to seal. Once in Santiago you have to show this document if you want to receive "La Compostela"