The Camino de Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, also known by the English names Way of St. JamesSt. James’ WaySt. James’ PathSt. James’ TrailRoute of Santiago de Compostela and Road to Santiago is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.

The Way can take one of dozens of pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. Traditionally, as with most pilgrimages, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela began at one’s home and ended at the pilgrimage site. However a few of the routes are considered main ones. Let’s take a closer look at them in the next section.

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Camino Lebaniego

General Start General Camino Lebaniego 71.7 km – 3 stages The Camino Lebaniego starts in San Vicente de la Barquera and ends at The Monastery

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Camino de Invierno

Camino de Invierno

General Start General Camino de Invierno 209 km – 7 stages It is thanks to the Association “Camiños a Santiago pola Ribeira Sacra” that we are able to

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Camino Primitivo

Camino Primitivo

General Start General Camino Primitivo 321 km – 13 stages (+ last 2 on the Camino Francés to Santiago) On the Northern Way, arriving at a small village of

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Camino del Norte

General Start General Camino del Norte 815km – 32 stages As ancient as the French Way, this Camino del Norte was already used by the European

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Camino Ingles

Camino Inglés

General Start General Camino Inglés 122 km – 6 stages Whether you get on a boat in Dartmouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Southampton, London or Newcastle, or

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The Camino Portugues Coastal

Camino Portugues

General Start General Camino Portugués 244 km – 11 stages The second most popular route to Santiago de Compostela and the one with the least

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Via de la Plata

General Start General Via de la Plata 705 km – 26 stages The Via de la Plata is sometimes (incorrectly) called The Silver Route or

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Camino Sanabrés

Camino Sanabrés

General Start General Camino Sanabrés 368km – 13 stages The Camino Sanabrés is the 368km route that officially starts in Granja de Moreruela and passes through

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