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Ponferrada Castle

May 27, 2020
The origins of the Ponferrada Castle date back to an ancient pre-Roman fort, probably Celtic. Over the years, on these initial constructions, numerous modifications and extensions of it were carried out, being able to see, today, one of the best preserved fortifications in Spain, being declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in the year 1924.… Continued
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Stop forgiveness

May 21, 2020
The Alto del Perdón or Puerto del Perdón is located at 770 meters. altitude and framed in the Sierra del Perdón, or Reniega / Erreniega, in Basque, it is located in the Foral Community of Navarra and located about 13 km from Pamplona. We will be able to see, along this mountain range, the first wind farm that… Continued
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Monastery of Santa María la Real

May 9, 2020
The Monastery of Santa Maria la Real is located in the city of Nájera (Logroño), between the cities of Logroño and Santo Domingo de la Calzada with its famous legend, on the Camino de Santiago Francés from Logroño, which is why it had a great cultural and economic significance promoted by kings and nobles… Continued
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Suso y Yuso Monastery

May 1, 2020
The Monasteries of Suso and Yuso of San Millán de la Cogolla were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 4, 1997. They are located in the municipality of San Millán de la Cogolla, in the province of Logroño (La Rioja) . The name of the municipality honors the founder of the Suso Monastery (Millán or Emiliano de… Continued
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Collegiate Church of San Isidoro

28 for April, 2020
The Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro de León is one of the most important Romanesque ensembles in the World, with the “frescoes” of its Royal Pantheon being considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Romanesque”, given the extraordinary beauty and preservation of its paintings. In it, 11 kings, 12 queens are buried, as well as Infants and… Continued
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Church of Santa María la Blanca

15 for April, 2020
The Church of Santa María la Blanca in Villalcázar de Sirga (Palencia), on the itinerary of the French Camino de Santiago, also still called Santa María de Lito (the latter being the name of the town until the XNUMXth century), is a temple-fortress started to build at the end of the XNUMXth century, and finished in… Continued
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Song of Roldan and Roncesvalles

13 for April, 2020
The Song of Roldán or Chanson de Roland, is an epic poem written in the XNUMXth century, by the Norman monk Turoldo. It is the oldest Song of the deed, written in Romance language that is preserved in the Oxford Library and that tells the story of Roldan (nephew of Charlemagne) The… Continued
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Samos Monastery

11 for April, 2020
The Benedictine Monastery of San Julián and Basilisa (popularly known as the Samos Monastery) is located on the French Way, close to the mythical O Cebreiro in the province of Lugo and encased in a beautiful valley, located in the town of Samos. In our humble opinion the Samos Monastery is probably, after the… Continued
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Saint Jean Pied de Port

22 for April, 2020
San Juan Pie de Puerto (Saint Jean Pied de Port or Donibane Garazi) is a French town located in the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques, in the Basque-French historical territory of Baja Navarra, 8 km from the border with Spain, in Valcarlos . It was founded in the XNUMXth century, at the behest of the King of Navarra… Continued
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Legend of San Ataulfo ​​against a wild bull

24 for October, 2011
The legend of San Ataulfo ​​is intrinsically linked to the French Camino de Santiago, which is surrounded by mysteries and legends that give it such an emblematic and peculiar character that many of us are struck by. It is an inexhaustible source of stories that have come down to our days by popular tradition and… Continued
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The French Way

January 30, 2012
The French Way Itinerary was set in the XNUMXth century, thanks to the efforts of Sancho III el Mayor, Sancho Ramírez de Navarra and Aragón, Alfonso VI and other Kings of Castilla, León and Galicia. The Camino de Santiago enters the North of the Peninsula (Pyrenees, where the famous Song of Roldan took place… Continued
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Templars on the Camino de Santiago

7 for February, 2012
Origins of the Templars on the Camino de Santiago In 1096-1099 the First Crusade took place, in which Hugo de Payns participated, among others. In 1118, the French knight, named Hugo de Payens and the Flemish knight Godofredo de Saint-Adhemar, decided to promote the foundation of a monastic order, the purpose of which was the… Continued
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Bridges of the French Way

January 5, 2019
In our itinerary of the French Way from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, we will cross numerous rivers, which will give us the opportunity to cross imposing bridges full of history, myths and legends that surround them since their construction. St. Jean de Pied de Port Medieval bridge over the River Nive that divides into… Continued
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Gastronomy in the French Way

15 for June, 2018
Gastronomy on the Camino de Santiago Francés is something that you will enjoy as a pilgrim on the route of the Camino Francés, you will not only enjoy its spectacular landscapes, and its endearing people; but also its famous gastronomy that will make our trip the most complete experience possible in all… Continued
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Legend of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

15 for June, 2017
In the Legend of Santo Domingo de la Calzada the tradition tells that among the many Compostela pilgrims who stop in Santo Domingo de la Calzada on their Camino de Santiago from Logroño to Burgos to venerate the relics of the Saint, a German couple arrived here with their eighteen-year-old son named Hugonell,… Continued
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