About the Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that leads to Santiago de Compostela, in western Spain. The words el Camino de Santiago translate into English as the Way of Saint James.
Who is Santiago? This page answers that question and then introduces you to the city of Santiago de Compostela, gives you an overview of the role of the Catholic Church, and orients you on the most popular Camino route, the Camino Francés.
At the bottom of this page you will find some links to other pages where you can learn more. For example, you may be wondering, What is the terrain like? Or Who walks the Camino and more importantly, why? Just keep scrolling down the page . . .
And finally, you may be left wondering, How does the Camino work? There is a link to pages that answer that question, too, at the bottom of this page. Good stuff, I promise you!
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