For more than a thousand years pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago seeking penance, enlightenment and adventure. Their destination is Santiago de Compostela, where it is believed the remains of the Apostle St James, patron saint of Spain, are buried. Today pilgrims still choose the Camino de Santiago as a personal gift of time: to connect with their dreams, beliefs and values, to be in nature, to find inner strength and wisdom, or to simply travel slowly through a fascinating landscape and culture.
The Camino is on Europe’s great cultural trail. Walk past timeless Spanish villages, immense cathedrals that rate as some of the best in Europe, vibrant cities and medieval towns.
Walking the Camino de Santiago is a unique experience and a spiritual journey that is needed more than ever in today’s hectic modern world.
What makes the Camino de Santiago special
1000 years of history
Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and over 1000 years of history on this historical, UNESCO World Heritage listed trail.
Enjoy the camaraderie with fellow pilgrims of different ages and backgrounds from all over the world.
Enjoy the varied history, landscapes and food as you walk through four regions and seven provinces of northern Spain including the historic cities of Pamplona, Burgos, Leon and Santiago.
The Long Walk
Enjoy the satisfaction of travelling under your own power and finally walking into historic Santiago to reunite with the hundreds of pilgrims you have met along the way.
Attend the pilgrims mass in the Santiago cathedral and spend some time in the Praza do Obradoiro watching fellow pilgrims arrive and reflecting on your own journey.
Take a trip in the slow lane where you move one step at a time, away from the frantic modern world in which we live.