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Sunday
Aug142011

Fast Facts - Camino de Santiago

  • Location: Spain
  • Name: Camino de Santiago, The Way of St. James
  • What: a pilgrimage to the tomb of St James (Santiago) in the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia
  • Goal: Tomb of St James. Some go on further to Fisterra, the 'end of the world' in Roman times
  • Routes: Numerous routes thoughtout Europe. Most popular is the Camino Frances or French Route
  • Starting point: Personal preference. For the Camino Frances, St. Jean Pied de Port, France 
  • Distance:   St. Jean Pied de Port, France  to Santiago de Compostella, Spain -  800km
  • Time: Walking, average 30 days 
  • Belief: Catholic
  • Symbol: scallop shell
  • Pilgrim: Spanish "peregrino"

 With it's growing popularity in recent years there are many great sites loaded with information about The Way of St. James. Here's a few that I have been referencing if you'd like to learn more.

Camino de Compostella and Beyond

Camino Frances Route

 

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