A little history about the Camino de Santiago
We should really call it “Camino de Santiago de Compostela”. Many may believe that it is a route, but it is really the denomination that receives a set of routes, all of them lead to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and more specifically to the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, also known as Santiago el Mayor.
These are Christian pilgrimage paths, whose origin is medieval. It is said that the first pilgrim was King Alfonso II the Chaste in the year 813, since he walked from Oviedo in order to make sure that the Tomb of the Apostle Santiago had really been miraculously found. When he confirmed that this was true, he had a small church built to bury him, a place that King Alfonso III ordered to be rebuilt in 899, becoming the well-known Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Formerly it was known by the name Camino de Santiago, the route that goes from the Pyrenees to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, today, this route is known as the Camino Frances de Santiago, being called Camino de Santiago to all the existing Jacobean Routes.
It is undoubtedly the best known itinerary and with the largest number of pilgrims on the continent.
Would you like to do the Camino de Santiago in an organized group?
The Camino de Santiago is an experience that will change your life and obviously, doing it in an organized group is the best option, it will avoid unnecessary fears, so you will live and enjoy the experience even more. You can count on the peace of mind of knowing that you have contracted accommodation and not feel the anguish of not knowing where to spend the night. And to be able to count on a specialized guide who explains in your language all the interesting details of the route.
An important point also, is to have support whenever you need it, the road is very long and at some point the annoying blisters, leg or back pain, fatigue will appear … but also great moments in which to share unforgettable moments, good conversation, experiences and even interests.
The best way to ensure a good pilgrimage is undoubtedly to do the Camino de Santiago in an organized group. Our agencies offer you trips configured and also tailored to your needs.