El Primitive Way It is the oldest pilgrimage route that goes to Santiago de Compostela.
Millennial route traveled by Alfonso II El Casto, when he was warned by the Bishop of Iria Flavia, Teodomiro, that a pilgrim from the area, called Paio, had found the ruins of a primitive burial, where the remains of the Apostle Santiago were found. fact that occurred in the 820th century (about the year 830-XNUMX)
This first Royal visit, constituted the pillars of creation of this route, consolidating an entire infrastructure, along it, to attend to the pilgrims who traveled it, among them, San Francisco de Asís, in the year 1214.
Starting in Oviedo, the city where the Capital of the Kingdom of León was located, and passing through the walled city of Lugo, in the town of Melide it finally joins the French Way, from where they converge in a single Way to Santiago de Compostela.