Rick steves camino de santiago

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rick steves camino de santiago

Rick Steves Spain 2018 by Rick Steves

As always, Rick Steves produces an great resource for the traveler. A whole country travel book will always be generally an abridged version or else the book size would be epic. This one gives all the pertinent info for many cities including some from the Basque region of France as well as Morocco. It also gives an informative history past and present as well as large section of Practicalities which includes food, phrases, sleeping, etc. Really looking forward to this upcoming 2 week trip. I have lots of info underlined and many pages tagged with post-its! I never travel without Rick!
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Published 14.07.2019

Galicia, Spain: Santiago de Compostela

Rick Steves on the Camino de Santiago

I'm writing this today in Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest corner of Spain. Whenever I'm here, I make a point to be on the town square facing the towering Cathedral of St. James at around 10 in the morning. That's when scores of well-worn pilgrims march in triumphantly from their last overnight on the Camino de Santiago the Way of St. James a day, mile hike from the French border. Since the Middle Ages, humble hikers have walked these miles to pay homage to the remains of St.

With sunburned faces and frayed walking sticks, they triumphantly end their long trek by stepping on a scallop shell carved into the pavement in front of the city's magnificent cathedral. For over a thousand years, this cathedral in the far northwest corner of Spain has been the ritualistic last step for pilgrims who've hiked here from churches in Paris and all over Europe. Today, most take a month to walk the miles from the French border town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. To enjoy the scene, be on the square about 10 a. The last overnight stop on the Camino or pilgrimage is two miles away, and most pilgrims arrive at the cathedral in time for the Mass. They seem very centered, content with the experience, and tuned in to the important things in life

At a Glance

We are interested in walking the path of St. James in northern Spain this spring and will contract with a company to move luggage from day to day and book accommodations along the way. Has anyone a recommendation based on a positive experience--or a company to avoid? I reccomend looking at Bicigrino guide, although is for cyclists, it has a good selection of accomodations of all types. Where do you want to start and where do you want to end? Most people just use Booking. There is no real reason to pay extra to have someone do this for you.


  1. Orson G. says:

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  2. Molly E. says:

    The Camino de Santiago the "Way of St. James" is Europe's ultimate pilgrimage route. Since the Middle Ages, humble pilgrims have trod hundreds of miles.

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