The Camino de Santiago has its origins in the Middle Ages, at which time the body of the Apostle Santiago is found in the middle of the Libredón forest. This event gives way to the new church created to keep the remains of the saint, which will eventually become the Cathedral of Santiago. For more than a thousand years, pilgrims from all over Europe have begun to reach Santiago de Compostela through the seven Caminos de Santiago:

French Way, Primitive Way, Northern Way

English Way, Portuguese Way, Finisterre Way and Via de la Plata


In 2021, the 120th Compostela Jubilee Holy Year or Xacobeo Holy Year will be celebrated, which are those on which July 25 (the feast of St. James the Apostle) falls on a Sunday. The last Holy Year was in 2010 and the next one will be celebrated in 2032 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Santiago on such special dates!

From A Coruña one of the two variants of the English Way starts in the direction of Santiago de Compostela. Although it is only 75 kilometers away from A Coruña, you can receive your Compostela when you arrive in Santiago.

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At Walkin and Eatin Galicia we are guides on the Camino and we do several accompaniments every year, passionate about the stories that make up each stage and delighted to be able to share them with you. And of course, knowing the best gastronomic stops!

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Just worry about walking and let us organize your Way!