What is the Camino de Santiago and how many people walk it per year?

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is the name used to refer to all the routes that lead to where the apostle Saint James the Great is said to be buried. The Camino has been one of the most important Christian Pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years and it has started a new international rebirth.

The Camino is a journey to the religious and historical roots of Europe, it’s traveling through beautiful countryside and timeless villages, it’s rediscovering the pleasure of being in direct contact with nature.

But it is also an invitation, to rediscover yourself through introspection and new encounters, to change habits that have been making you unhappy, to build unexpected friendships and give yourself new challenges.

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Camino Fact Files

  • The Camino de Santiago is a network of routes from every major city in Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain
  • It is the 3rd most important Christian Pilgrimage after Jerusalem & Rome
  • It leads to the burial place of the Apostle Saint James
  • Walking the Camino on a Holy Year or during the 2016 Year of Mercy gives you plenary indulgence
  • Over 300,000 pilgrims finished the Camino in 2017

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Quiz – How well do you know Santiago de Compostela?

Feel like you know everything there is to know about Santiago de Compostela? Let’s put you to the test!

Careful, we made this quiz quite difficult, maybe brush off your knowledge beforehand by reading our blog!

Hope you had fun, let us know what your result was and if you have any comments.

Convent delicacies from Santiago de Compostela

Like all over Spain, Santiago de Compostela’s convents offer delicious delicacies made by the nuns available for purchase on request.

A popular tradition says that if you do not want it to rain on your wedding day, you must take a minimum of 12 fresh eggs to the Clarissa of the Convent of Santa Clara asking them in return to pray for a sunny day.

The nuns then made out almond cakes – Tartas de Santiago – of these fresh eggs which are considered one of the culinary delights of the city of Santiago de Compostela.

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