For some getting a massage is the ultimate way to relax, a treat for a special occasion. In this post, we would like to recommend you indulge in this treat during your Camino de Santiago to help you reach your goal safely and without any pains. Our partner Angel Antelo specialises in repairing and restoring massages for pilgrims during and after their Camino de Santiago.
Based in Caldas de Rei, on the Portuguese Way, his company offers services on the last 112km of the French Way from Sarria and the Portuguese Way from Baiona or Tui as well as services in Santiago de Compostela. If you are staying in a spa hotel, he can book a massage in their dedicated space or bring the equipment to your room. His staff are all professional Quiromassage Therapist and speak several languages. Continue reading Repairing and Restoring Massages for Pilgrims during and after the Camino de Santiago
Beautiful Santiago de Compostela is famous world-wide for its Gothic Cathedral, the resting place of the Apostle Saint James and the end of the Camino de Santiago. But inside the old Medieval walls that surround the City there is much more to discover for those who allow themselves to wander and who know what to look for. In this article, we would like to give you a bit more insight on the monuments that make the most stricking and important of the 5 squares of the Cathedral – The Plaza del Obradoiro.
What monuments will you find on the Main Square of the Plaza del Obradoiro
The Portico de la Gloria of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
The main facade of the Cathedral has a style that is unique in the world known as Compostela Baroque. It was built, by the architect Fernando de Casa y Noboa between 1738 and 1750. Continue reading Monuments on the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela
Last year in 2017, a total of 301 036 pilgrims received their Compostela, the Certificate of Achievement of the Camino de Santiago, which is 30 000 more than during the last Holy Year in 2010.
This is the most pilgrims on the Way of Saint James in centuries and is a direct reflect on the increasing popularity of the Camino de Santiago.
More people on the Camino and enjoying its benefits is a wonderful things, and in this article we would like to invite you to learn a bit more about those brave 300 000 pilgrims who accomplished their goal last year.
Summary of the updated official Camino de Santiago statistics given by the Pilgrim Office for 2017:
- A large majority of pilgrims are between 30 and 60 years old – 55%
- 49% of all pilgrims were women
- 28% who received the Compostela were under 30 and 17% were over 60
- 44% of all pilgrims claim they completed the pilgrimage for solely religious reasons Continue reading 2017 Camino de Santiago statistics