CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Way of St. James has its origins in the Middle Ages, when the corpse of the Apostle Santiago was found somewhere in the Libredón forest. Such discovery led to the building of a new church to keep the remains of the saint, and eventually the temple became Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. For more than a thousand years, pilgrims from all over Europe have made their way to Santiago through the seven Caminos de Santiago:
French Way, Primitive Way, Northern Way
English Way, Portuguese Way, Finisterre Way and Via de la Plata
2021 is the 120th Jubilee Year of Compostela or Holy Jacobean Year, which is only celebrated when July 25th (the festivity of St. James the Apostle) falls on a Sunday. The last Holy Year was 2010 and the next one will be 2032. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Santiago on such special dates!
One of the two diversions of the English Way to Santiago de Compostela starts in A Coruña. Although A Coruña is only 75 kilometers away, you can receive your Compostela when you arrive in Santiago.
In Walkin and Eatin Galicia we are guides in the Camino and do several accompaniments every year. We are passionate about the stories that make up each stage and will be delighted to to share them with you. Oh, and our gastronomic stops are not to be missed!
Just focus on walking and let us organize your Way!