Brief History of The Camino de Santiago (pilgrims route to Santiago) posted: 2014-08-11 12:01:00
The Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James was originally travelled by King Alphonse II in the 9th century. He travelled there to confirm that the remains discovered were those of the Apostle Saint James. He left from Oviedo and travelled to Santiago de Compostela along the route that is now known as the Camino Primitivo or the Original Way. After King Alphonse II's trip, many pilgrims began walking the Camino to the resting place of Saint James, taking different routes from their homes to reach Santiago de Compostela . Hence, why there is not just one way to reach Santiago. More and more pilgrims began walking the Camino. Because of the many different routes available nowadays, people can choose from a variety of different places to start their pilgrimage to Santiago. Most pilgrims today choose The French Way, which begins on the French side of the Pyrenees. Follow the Camino offers you the choice to start your travels from many different locations in Spain, France, and Portugal.
While modern day pilgrims can choose from a multitude of routes with varying lengths (from one week to three months). The different ways may also vary in levels of difficulty, so there is something for everybody. One thing you can be assured of is that all routes lead to Santiago de Compostela, except The Finisterre Way extends the journey to a climactic end at "The Coast of Death".
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