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The routes of the Camino de Santiago

Before present days, the only information on how to get to Camino de Santiago through its different routes was by reading medieval books or the chronicles and songs that the pilgrims explained. With the publication of the Calixtino codex in the 12th century, the first “official guide” of the Camino de Santiago arrived.

We want you to customize the route that you like the most on this mythical path. For that reason we bring you some of the original ones so that you can open our LAND software and give your imagination a spin.

The French Way: it is the Jacobean itinerary with the greatest historical tradition and the most internationally recognized.

Camino de Fisterra and Muxía: This Jacobean route has its origin in the city of Santiago and its goal in Cape Fisterra and the Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca de Muxía.

Vía de la Plata: Coming from Andalusia and Extremadura, it enters Galicia through the Portelas do Padornelo and A Canda, and passes through the northern sector of the Monterrei valley and A Limia until it reaches Ourense.

The English Way: Due to their strategic location, Ferrol and A Coruña are the starting points for the two alternatives of the English Way. This maritime route was followed by Icelanders and Scandinavians who made the pilgrimage to Santiago.

Primitive Way: The Primitive Way of pilgrimage to Compostela was the one used by the first devotees, who arrived from the nascent Asturian kingdom. It is, therefore, the first Jacobean itinerary.

Northern Way: The origin of the pilgrimage to Santiago along the Asturian-Galician coast route dates back to the moments immediately after the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago el Mayor.

Winter Road: The Winter Road is the natural entrance to Galicia from the plateau, an access already used by the Romans. It is thought that it could be an alternative in winter time to the hard climb to the snowy peaks of O Cebreiro.

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