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Good News from Santiago de Compostela

The ancient city of Santiago de Compostela is a wonderful place to visit at any time, especially the old town. Its narrow streets, attractive squares and magnificent buildings are atmospheric and captivating, especially so if you’ve arrived there after making the epic journey along the Camino de Santiago. That’s why we’re excited to share two pieces of good news that we hope …

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When is the Best Time to do The Camino?

When thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago it’s important to plan ahead. For many people the Camino is among the most important experiences of their lifetime and, of course, that experience should be as close to perfect as possible. Choosing the best months to do the Camino is among the most relevant aspects of planning. Crowds and high temperatures …

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What Is the Pilgrim Passport and How does It Work?

For many people who choose to follow the Portuguese Camino de Santiago de Compostela, it’s important to qualify for the official certificate issued by the cathedral authorities to prove and recognise their accomplishment. This is called a Compostela and to get one, you will need a pilgrim passport, also known as a credencial, as evidence of your journey.   What is the pilgrim …

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Why You Should Book Now Your 2021 Portuguese Camino de Santiago?

Completing the Portuguese Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience and a special occasion whenever you do it but even more so in 2021 as it’s a Holy Year. In case you don’t already know, 2021 is the first Holy Year since 2010.   What is a Holy Year? A Holy Year is when Saint James’ Day, which is July 25th, falls on …

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What is the Jacobean Year in Santiago de Compostela?

If you’ve been thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago chances are you’ve come across words like Jacobeo, Jacobean year or Jubilee. Felt a bit confused with all the information? Don’t worry, we’ll explain you everything!   First, let us go back to 1122: that’s when the Pope Calixtus II gave the Diocese of Santiago de Compostela the authority to …

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Cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

What you need to know about cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago While the ancient pilgrim trails through Portugal and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela were developed by walkers, the good news for cycling enthusiasts is that it’s also possible to cycle the Camino. Whether you opt to follow the Coastal Way, the Central Route or the lesser-travelled Santiago to Finisterre route, you …

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Accommodation on the Camino de Santiago

A good night’s sleep makes a huge difference to your experience of the Camino de Santiago. There are various standards of accommodation along the Way of St. James, ranging from public pilgrim hostels to luxury historical hotels. Clearly, the likelihood of restful sleep will be greater if you have a private room and there are many options for this. Find out …

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