Sun, August 14, 2011
- 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.